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If our internet infrastructure will be upgraded, it will not be by the ISPs. It will either be by government intervention, or by tech companies that rely on the internet to do business in the US. No matter what, though, we will most likely still lag behind other first world nations.
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3. I personally would like to see more competition. But the way this nation is taken hostage by lobbyists and corporations instead of congress, makes it an impossible dream to have variety. i agree, my Verizon FIOS blows my old AT&T DSL out of the water. I'm happy to be paying $99 a month for it (the triple package of satellite TV, home phone & internet). Mathematically speaking, the internet portion of my bill is only $33 for 10Mbps download/3Mbps upload. When my old AT&T was $35 a month for 3Mbps download/718kbs upload.
See, this is what a monopoly gets you. You think you've got a great deal for $99 per month internet phone and tv.

For £34 per month, I can get Sky+ HD (which is kinda like TiVO) (Sky itself is about 700 channels, with some pay channels), 10-20Mbps unlimited broadband (on copper), and unlimited phone calls.

In US money, that works out as about $44 (when you take away tax).
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See, this is what a monopoly gets you. You think you've got a great deal for $99 per month internet phone and tv.

For £34 per month, I can get Sky+ HD (which is kinda like TiVO) (Sky itself is about 700 channels, with some pay channels), 10-20Mbps unlimited broadband (on copper), and unlimited phone calls.

In US money, that works out as about $44 (when you take away tax).
well I meant when compared to my old provider AT&T this Verizon one is giving me a better deal & price when compared to AT&T (which did have a monopoly in my area). I've read that some people don't have but one choice in there area when it comes to service providers. And as of recently I've been seeing this company called Optimum that also provides phone,
     
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What's trash is... our fastest internet where I live in only 8-10 Mbps. Fail garbage. I HATE YOU ALABAMA.
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Greed isn't and never was the problem. The problem is the government keeps intervening in the economy in various ways, usually to the benefit of large companies.
So, greed?

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us will always lag behind. sweden ftw!
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What's trash is... our fastest internet where I live in only 8-10 Mbps. Fail garbage. I HATE YOU ALABAMA.
Same where I live... mine is 6Mbps, costs $50 and I'm limited to 60GB/month with a $20 charge for going over.


Something needs to be done... but it is never going to happen where I live.
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Same where I live... mine is 6Mbps, costs $50 and I'm limited to 60GB/month with a $20 charge for going over.


Something needs to be done... but it is never going to happen where I live.
Damn that sucks bro.

I have a 15Mbps line here, no real cap, just a softcap of 250GB.
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