said by Skippy25:You're complaining about not being able to get 6mbps or more? That is certainly broadband.. I don't see what you are complaining about.... I just got FIOS less than two weeks ago and I live less than 10 miles from NYC.... 99% of Manhattan doesn't have FIOS.. But Verizon is working hard to develop solutions for MDUs... And like I said before, if you don't like what St. Louis has to offer, then move somewhere that does have what you want. It's as simple as that.
I see, so your opinion is the correct one and anything that disagrees with you comes from someone's ass? How's that ego?
I'm glad you have fiber to your house without intervention. I live in St. Louis, which is a very large city and yet I can't even get the 6mb DSL AT&T offers. So as I enjoy your "move from the hicks" comment, look past yourself for just a moment and realize that these monopolies/duopolies don't work as a free market should. There are way to many barriers of entry for any company to come in and compete in the copper arena and certainly in the fiber one.
The demand is there it just may not be evident. You increase the pipes and they will be used PERIOD. Just like when any corporation increases bandwidth or diskspace it gets used and rather quickly by it's users. With bandwidth will come the innovation to use that bandwidth just as the 640k RAM question eons ago.
This country's government is completely capable of overseeing the build out of a nationwide fiber optic network. They don't have to do it, but they can certainly oversee it and fund it through tax dollars and the revenues generated as it is up and running in different parts of the country.
That would truly open up the innovation and creativity of internet in the US and truly allow competition on all fronts which in the end will certainly be in the countries best interest.