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[4]: Lazy bums!
by zima on Tue 31st Jul 2012 01:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Lazy bums!"
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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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