This year, the United States scores 7.82 and finishes in a virtual dead heat with Sweden which scores 7.48 at the top of the Innovation-driven economies on the Connectivity Scorecard 2011. This gap has closed since last year, and while some of this reflects changes to the indicators used this year, in some cases (e.g., consumer infrastructure) there is an element of U.S. “catch up” on measures such as typical broadband speeds.
As was the case last year, the U.S.’ top score on the “business infrastructure” component of the Scorecard (which also happens to be the single most heavily weighted component), propelled its performance.
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