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After they determine their rates, it is submitted to a committee, and determined if it is ok.

If they make too much, they have to I think credit the customers accounts.

Since there is zero competition, the government setup the system, and also to make sure no one competes either.

I don't know how the system currently is, can you get say Comcast cable, in the middle of another cable companies area? Or are the strictly cut up into zones with 1 cable company in each?
Well that isn't as simple as you first made it out to be, which is why I was puzzled.
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post #22 of 38
If you want faster speed then either move, pay more, or change the system. "Whining" and "asking big brother to make it all better" are not useful long-term options.
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This is something the government isn't going to take seriously. Then one day it hits them how important it is and that we are in a bad technological position.
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Well it makes perfect sense given the MASSIVE area of our country compared to the others....
Also, they said penetration. Huh-huh

My connection from Suddenlink Communications (formerly Cox in our area) gives a 8000-8500kb/s down/500-550 kb/s up (middle tier) for $49.95. This is cable internet, and is pretty constant. I can get my torrents to download 1MB/s, which is nice.
Edited by binormalkilla - 5/23/08 at 12:30pm
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My connection from Suddenlink Communications (formerly Cox in our area) gives a 8000-8500kb/s down/500-550 kb/s up (middle tier) for $49.95. This is cable internet, and is pretty constant. I can get my torrents to download 1MB/s, which is nice.
Fastest I can get in my area is 5 -6 bps down, and thats $60 or $70 per month.

At least I don't have it as bad as a friend of mine, poor guy is stuck on Satallite!
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post #26 of 38
This is all somewhat BS...

US = Huge geographically
US = Low population density per sq. mi
US = Gigantic broadband adoption from coast to coast in which only the poorest tier do not have broadband.

Comparing to industrialized cities that represent massive % of total population is absurd.
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post #27 of 38
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We are a huge country, with a low population density. Wire up a 1 block area in My states largest city, and you have 75 customers tops, wire up an area in Tokyo or another large Japanese city, and you have tons more customers.

Heck just look at my state, a good portion of it would be lucky to get cable or DSL internet, with another 30% probably on dial-up only.

Also, many governments (such as Japan, who owns a large stake in Mitsubishi I believe) own large stakes in car companies, internet, etc.. while our government has a much more hands off approach.

Perhaps tax incentives or tax hikes, will be necessary to get other companies to increase bandwidth and stretch out to more of the population.
Popluation and Density has nothing to do with it. The companies can offer more speeds and faster speeds but where's the profit in that. As long as they can provide just enough speed to keep people paying, that's what they'll do. Our country is way to consumed with money.
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post #28 of 38
I would like to just throw my 2 cents in here...

Too all the people saying its because of the size, well.

Canada is larger, has less people, and has a faster average internet speed ...

Edit: Well the source I found rates Canada higher, but speedtest rates US higher, not sure which it is now ...
Edited by pheoxs - 5/23/08 at 5:21pm
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In my area i can only get dsl at 3 mbps for abour $50.
And This is in New Jersey, not in the middle of nowhere
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Popluation and Density has nothing to do with it. The companies can offer more speeds and faster speeds but where's the profit in that. As long as they can provide just enough speed to keep people paying, that's what they'll do. Our country is way to consumed with money.
Because there is no "3mbps - 6mbps - 30mbps" switch.

There is a great reason cities have much higher speeds then in the country, more people effected.
    
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