Falling behind Estonia



Steven Lacey has his say about Charleston's failure to get behind real technological innovation, especially something as simple as providing wireless access throughout the city. We're not alone. The U.S. is quickly falling behind. It's so bad that Estonia is beating us. I know. What country? That's the point. —J.S.

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By now, everyone is aware that efforts to provide the city with free wireless access have gone the way of the dodo. Despite plans to blanket the entire peninsula in a wireless signal, the cost of hardware eventually made most involved pull the plug.

In a few years it will be in instances like this — when we wonder why we're falling so far behind the rest of the country technologically — that we'll be able to point the finger of inferiority and say, "Yep, that's when it happened, right there."

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