KrKHeavy Artillery For The Little GuyPremium
"Heavy lobbying by incumbent carriers has resulted in an uncompetitive, overpriced duopoly system, yet we're still in the middle of the statistical pack. Imagine what the United States could accomplish with a government that worked for everyone, instead of just AT&T, Verizon and Comcast."
Amen! This is what is so disappointing... We could easily be like Japan (at least in the cities) with lots of choices, speed, services, lack of restrictions, and low prices....
... but we won't do it.
Still, very interesting data.
"Regulatory capitalism is when companies invest in lawyers, lobbyists, and politicians, instead of plant, people, and customer service." - former FCC Chairman William Kennard (A real FCC Chairman, unlike the current Corporate Spokesperson in the job!)
said by KrK:The U.S. will never be like Japan or any of the other 14 countries preceding the U.S. on the BB penetration list. And the reason for that is simple. The Japanese et al. build their infrastructure (i.e. broadband) with the idea of the greatest good for all. Doesn't matter what your socio-economic status is. This philosophy is completely anathema to everything the U.S. has become in the past 50 yrs or so.
We could easily be like Japan (at least in the cities) with lots of choices, speed, services, lack of restrictions, and low prices....
We're not about the greatest good anymore. We're about the greatest good(in this case wealth) to an elite uberwealthy 1%. In this case, it's VZ et al.