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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:31 AM

Why the Internet is sooooo slooooo...

America's Lagging Internet
Friday, November 02, 2012

The United States once led the world in internet speed and infrastructure. Now, according to one estimate, it ranks at about 29. Brooke talks to David Cay Johnston, journalist and author of The Fine Print: How big companies use plain english to rob you blind, who says that companies continue to raise prices and engage in lobbying efforts to rewrite regulation, while avoiding necessary upgrades to infrastructure that would speed up America's internet...

http://www.onthemedia.org/2012/nov/02/americas-lagging-internet/

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:15 AM

1. Starting next Spring, we are getting Google Fiber here.

 

Slow will be a thing of the past.

http://fiber.google.com/about/

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:37 PM

2. $$$$

The infrastructure needed to provide our current national internet connectivity is massive. To upgrade it is extremely expensive. While I dont htink any of the big telcoms are really hurting I will say they pay through the nose.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:04 PM

3. We are rural

but not too far from a major hwy. Finally got DSL after suffering thru dial up and then satellite that really wasn't very good.

I know there are much faster services but I am thrilled with the DSL. When we lived down near Milw we had cable of course but up here it's a whole different story.

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