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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by xaoslaad on Thu 24th Jan 2013 18:17 UTC in reply to "RE: TL;DR"
xaoslaad
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If you say so. I had only cable internet from Comcast and after a few price hikes to a little over $70 PLUS 250GB data caps I moved to FIOS for internet only.

I pay just under $55 ($54.95 or 99 or something like that) now for FIOS each month for 15/5 which is FASTER than comcast and, oh.. no data caps.

Verizon are a bunch of shit heads too, but don't tell me FIOS doesn't have competitive prices, caps, speeds, etc. That's a crock.

Edited 2013-01-24 18:18 UTC

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