Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 24th Jan 2013 10:12 UTC
Internet & Networking In the past, OS News has discussed how U.S. broadband access lags many other countries in terms of cost, speed, and availability. Now, this detailed report from the New America Foundation tells why. It all comes down to a lack of competition among the carriers, which can be traced back to the days when cable companies were granted local monopolies. The report argues that "...data caps... are hardly a necessity. Rather, they are motivated by a desire to further increase revenues from existing subscribers and protect legacy services such as cable television from competing Internet services." The report's conclusion: don't expect improvements without legislative action.
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RE: Well....
by Chrispynutt on Thu 24th Jan 2013 15:54 UTC in reply to "Well...."
Chrispynutt
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Actually I have BE. They have their own equipment in the exchange and I get my landline phone from The Post Office.

If you want to know what is in your area look up your exchange in www.samknows.com and it will show you all the unbunded options.

That said Fiber to the exchange is either from BT or Virgin Media. However if you are close enough to the exchange ADSL2+ with no bandwidth limit is pretty good from BE.

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