In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama earlier this year, a provision was made for a “national broadband deployment strategy” to increase the penetration of high speed internet throughout the country. To explore their options, the FCC has begun a review of the current broadband policies. Many have used comparisons between the United States and other nations as a reference for new broadband polices. Not surprisingly, these advocates suggest that to remain in international competition, a greater degree of government intervention is required; however, upon further analysis, America has one of the strongest bases of independent internet stability worldwide. The FCC would be wise to avoid aggressive new regulatory policies toward broadband deployment.