The Internet’s history began in the United States, where Americans had the best access to the Internet’s resources for several years. According to technology experts like S. Derek Turner, as more countries began to link to the Internet, a strange thing happened. The U.S. began to lose its dominant position as world leader of Internet access. Other countries began to support Internet access more effectively than the country that invented it.
But other sources disagree, arguing that the United States is still a leader both as a content provider on the Internet itself and in giving citizens the access they need. What do these different perspectives mean?