said by HaloFans:
With giant corporations laying down a reliable infrastructure servicing Americans, what appears to be the problem? Everyone has Internet right? You guys should be thanking these giant corporations for building infrastructures for you to use.
In fact, people should be writing letters to Congress stating their disapproval with local community fiber wiring projects and contempt at Google for implementing an anti-competitive infrastructure for home consumers. Why are people trying to solve a problem that's already been solved? Are you people anti-American?
America has the best Internet compared to its Canadian brethren and brothers in the polar north and south. Appreciate and pay more of your hard earned money to honor these beloved corporations for serving America proud. Bend over Americans and cheer for your corporate heroes!
Love the sarcasm. LOL
In all seriousness though, America does need a vast improvement to it's infrastructure for Internet access. A those giant corporations need to "give back" to support the needs of the next decade.
We do need much more competition and much better rates.
For those of you who frown at this, consider the folks who don't live in major areas. Consider the folks that are truly limited to only TWO isp's and both refuse to fix\upgrade your town/towns.
with the way the use of the internet is growing, and will continue to grow, unless something is done to address the lack of connectivity, reliability and throughput, the issues we see today will only get worse....much worse. Put it in perspective: Can you think of a single person over 18 and under 30 in your life that isn't connected to the interweb in one way or form? Exactly, the "need" and "use" will be much much heavier in years to come.
Paying $60 a month for 1.5-2mb connection is ridiculous. However, to stay connected to my family, friends and work, I must continue to pay.