The State Department has $30 million to combat Internet censorship. Why isn't it spending it?
But American companies are not dysfunctional or at least not yet. A few million dollars is a rounding error in the annual budget of Google or Facebook, and I suspect a large financial reward awaits the company that finds a way to deliver uncensored Internet access to those deprived of it. Their CEOs just need to show a bit more nerve, a bit more appetite for risk than government officials. Given all of the above, that shouldn't be very difficult.