said by patcat88:
... Unless you have a crazy landlord ...
Crazy landlord fits the bill. There are 12 households here which cannot get cable of any sort. Most have some form of Sat TV. I have no TV at all. Most have POTS and DSL, the few who don't, "share" Internet via WIFI with a neighbor. I only have DSL because I ordered pots, got a line, and then, a year later, converted it to dry loop.
Point being, POTS is tariffed, and a must-provide public service, while Internet is NOT. A National broadband policy should address this fundamental problem; don't you think?
EDIT: With more and more folks moving off wired (tariffed) phone service and onto wireless (untariffed), coupled with the telcos abandoning copper, there exists the very real potential for there being many pockets of the country totally without Internet access. This access question needs to be addressed by a national policy.
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