Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 27th Jul 2012 02:57 UTC
Internet & Networking A free, new report from the New America Foundation compares cost, speed, and availabilty of internet connectivity in 22 cities around the world. The report concludes that U.S. consumers face comparatively high, rising connectivity costs, even while the majority have very limited choices -- often only one or two providers. The report argues that U.S. broadband policies need to change, otherwise consumer choice will continue to deteriorate.
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by OMRebel on Fri 27th Jul 2012 13:23 UTC
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I live "in the sticks" (slang for outside of a town in the middle of nowhere) and the only option for DSL is through a small telephone company. The max we can get at my house is 1.5Mbps. It sucks, but it is consistent at that speed, so we can still watch movies on the Roku - but only one at a time. Of course, we have to have a landline with them as they don't separate their internet service at all. We fork out roughly $40/month for that. It really is ridiculous, as there are no other options for us.

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