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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The lag
by yester64 on Sat 28th Jul 2012 02:14 UTC
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Well, yes. You can still use an envelope to mail a letter. No problem with that.
But in reality, most companies want an internet application to be considered.
The internet is like the bloodline in the world of tomorrow.
One thing i noticed coming to this country, how locked up the markets are. One can think of as markets regulate themself (and serve themselfs), but this means also lesser innovation and higher prices.
I once had an unlimited plan. Its now a limited plan. And changing a provider doesn't matter since all providers to the same.
Fact is, the US has the least competition compared to europe. And netneutrality is also compromised already. At least i am not living in the urban areas where it is really bad.

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