Heh, bandwith is only limited by the raw materials needed to build infrastructure and people needed to work in maintaince. I'm no expert, but I've heard USA net infrastructure called scarce and insufficient compared to many other countries. It might be that if ISP's start to upgrade it that will really stimulate the economy.
That seems to be the story of American Business management. They put the profit you're SUPPOSED to put in upkeep/upgrades into their wallet and then look surprised when their money pig fails to stay working.
It is sad that it seems to be the working policy of American business today to find ways to squeeze money out of what they have without fixing anything. And then look surprised when it costs more to keep the aging stuff working than it would have to do regular upgrades in the first place.
Comes back to the 'We need to make profits NOW!' outlook that American Business has now instead of a slower more rational growth.