reply to nasadude
Re: what stupid arguments What's wrong with there being more cable than DSL connections? Cable is equal to or superior to DSL. And Fios has well over a million customers.
I don't think he was saying there is anything wrong with it. He was pointing out that it is due to the teleco's being lazy about deploying broadband unlike the cable co's were. Hence why there are more cable than dsl connections. If the teleco's would have been more proactive the broadband availability could be higher and there could be more competition.
Either laziness or the fact that DSL is distance dependent while cable isn't. Geography has played a huge role in the United States in the cable vs DSL wars... People seem to assume that the telcos could wave a magic wand and upgrade all of their remote terminals.
Now that they've had time to upgrade, DSL is adding more subscribers than cable...
Do you really think the telcos didn't want that extra revenue stream? They researched it and added it as time, money and technology allowed without bankrupting the company. Laziness had nothing to do with it.
So many of the arguments on this site make absolutely no sense...