It is simple, it is made by APPLE, the "iEverything" company! It doesn't matter whether the cocoon insulates Americans or not, they have always been oblivious to the outside world but that is gradually changing these days!
I commented elsewhere that US ranks near the bottom in terms of broadband speed, about 4th from bottom to be precise!
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.