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 " 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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RE[2]: Well....
by henderson101 on Thu 24th Jan 2013 16:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Well...."
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The underlying infrastructure is still owned by BT and BE still pay BT to use it. That's the real issue. VM own the residential cable, BT own the residential copperwire telephone network and their own fibre - everyone else lease capacity from BT. Corporate tend to use C&W, but that is hella expensive.

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