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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Anyone from EU to give a comparison?
by Alfman on Thu 24th Jan 2013 20:30 UTC
Alfman
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2011-01-28

This article is about the US, but can anyone give some more insight into the pricing/competitiveness of ISPs in europe for comparison?

Most of us in the US are keenly aware of the lack of competition, but we don't really have a good idea about how these things are elsewhere.

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