All done with DSL The post lists French accomplishments:
Americans pay four times as much as the French for an Internet triple-play packagephone, cable TV and Internetat an average of $160 per month versus $38 per month.
The French get global free calling and worldwide live television. Their Internet is also 10 times faster at downloading information and 20 times faster uploading it.
It was done at first there by various phone companies and private ISPs using DSL. They ran lines through the sewers if they had to. They paid the phone techs to fix the problems instead of trying to lay them off so the plutocrats could get bigger bonuses. They made agreements designed to increase and serve their customers whom they did not view as swindle-bait.
They took care of business, instead of trying to steal the eyes out of the customers. Eventually they made so much money by lusty European (certainly not American??) competition that further upgrades to fiber were easy and even more profitable. They always looked for real revenue, not theft.
All this yelling from the Potomac swamp about "Free enterprise" was just so much MBA plutocrat bilge so they could steal more, while paying off the politicians. And they and we are all much worse off.
WAKE UP Bubba! They done you wrong!