The Internet Society New York's chapter has made available a fascinating set of videos of America and its broadband status from a historical perspective.
The videos are an archive of the March 2008 event: AT&T Breakup 25th Anniversary.
"The goal of this conference was to outline the history of the last 25 years, discuss the current market issues, then give a view of the future of broadband and telecom in the US that has been mostly untold in the media. It is a future that leads to ubiquitous, very high speed networks based on an infrastructure that is open to all competitors — giving customers choice, lower prices and new quality products and innovative services. And widely acknowledged as critical for long term economic growth."