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: Lazy bums!
by TinMan on Sun 29th Jul 2012 05:39 UTC in reply to "Lazy bums!"
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I have worked in the skilled trades for my whole life but have a degree in system security administration and as such I am quite aware of the true needs of people as far as the internet goes. I understand that most people don't even know how to use a traditional card catalog at the library these days, but anybody with even the slightest motivation can educate themselves enough on some sort of profession and perhaps make enough money to purchase broadband like the rest of us and then get that cushy office job.

It's not necesseraly easy, but anybody with some ambition can do it.

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