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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RE[2]: Lazy bums!
by jefro on Sat 28th Jul 2012 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Lazy bums!"
jefro
Member since:
2007-04-13

Easy, look at your bill. It varies on state to state and how much you pay. Nice of you to pay for lazy bum's by the way. Thanks.

http://www.southernlinc.com/customersupport/billing/fuse.aspx

No one NEEDS internet. Millions of people do fine without it everyday in every walk of life from poor to advanced countries. Try to live a normal life without it for a week. You will find books, and people who talk to each other and friends and sports and well, the list goes on.

Edited 2012-07-28 17:00 UTC

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RE[3]: Lazy bums!
by andih on Sat 28th Jul 2012 18:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Lazy bums!"
andih Member since:
2010-03-27

well in my country, people NEED internet.

a considerable amount of office jobs have been replaced by websites and web forms.. So without internet, you're screwd.

so yes, I need internet. Guess the situation for the americans is heading the same way.

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RE[4]: Lazy bums!
by zima on Tue 31st Jul 2012 01:16 in reply to "RE[3]: Lazy bums!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Additionally, more and more functions of public administrations become accessible through the internet - it's already often faster, more efficient, more convenient to do it that way (and from some point on, direct contact might very well start being essentially discontinued, for many issues).
So it's only sensible that the very same public administrations are trying to assure widest availability of at least basic internet access.

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RE[3]: Lazy bums!
by ilovebeer on Sat 28th Jul 2012 21:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Lazy bums!"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Easy, look at your bill. It varies on state to state and how much you pay. Nice of you to pay for lazy bum's by the way. Thanks.

http://www.southernlinc.com/customersupport/billing/fuse.aspx

No one NEEDS internet. Millions of people do fine without it everyday in every walk of life from poor to advanced countries. Try to live a normal life without it for a week. You will find books, and people who talk to each other and friends and sports and well, the list goes on.

I guess someone should let you in on a little secret about the internet... People don't only use it for entertainment. I know, practically incomprehensible right?

Just for kicks you should do a little homework looking into how (your) life would be affected if the internet collapsed. The impact would be far more reaching than you, I'm guessing, have a clue about. SPOILER ALERT: The outlook would be pretty damn grim.

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