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1:05 am on Jun 9, 2019 (gmt 0)

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The city of Ammon in Idaho is now offering internet access for free... ish.

Early this week, its mayor Sean Coletti proudly announced on Twitter that residents could get a no-contract, no data-cap internet service offering 15Mbps for just $1.88 a month.

[theregister.co.uk...]

Why high speed is so behind in USA ...

Unless you live in a large metro (as I do) ... but golly gee! I sure would like to see those prices for service!

Reminder to all ... The so-called Free Web (and free search engines and free ads and free income) are not actually free.

The USER, somewhere at the Front of the chain, has to pay between $9 to $150 a month for the joy to see all the free stuff that site owners put up between $25-15,000 a month... and the free ads cost whoever an absurd cut for the middleman. :)

The numbers are mind-boggling.
7:32 am on June 9, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Tangor, YOU were the one who repeated that killing Net Neutrality would result in better Internet.

Are you admitting you were misled by the right wing BS sites you read?

FACT: The elderly are gullible to false information. [apnews.com]
10:27 am on June 9, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Why high speed is so behind in USA ...

May be because the USA is big , and it's expensive with little return on investment to install the equipments needed to provide high speed Internet access everywhere. (which is why some are developing (again) satellite Internet access solutions). Also, this is the expression of capitalism. Business is business, what matters is the profits and return on investment.

I believe that in the EU, this is different. Yes, the EU is often the target of critics, but, the EU also finances all kind of local initiatives. For example, where I live, this is rather rural region, and we have FFTH. Private operators never bothered with us, because it was too expensive, with low ROI, so the region, decided to finance the installation of optic fibers all over, and the EU financed part of the expenses. So, now, here, there is optic fiber, and private operators are paying a moderate rent to use them. But you have to accept that part of your taxes are used for this kind of things too.
3:40 pm on June 9, 2019 (gmt 0)

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@The Shower Scene ...

Haven't changed my mind. The web is working just fine. After all it did not die as predicted. :)
6:45 pm on June 9, 2019 (gmt 0)

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May be because the USA is big

:: quick research followed by business with calculator ::

The population density of Europe--the entire continent--is almost twice that of the lower 48 alone, never mind the US as a whole. (We won't even talk about Canada.) My lower-48 county, for example, has around 1/4 the land area of the Netherlands ... with less than 1% of the population. All non-satellite internet access is ultimately down to a single physical cable running under a single landslide-prone stretch of highway. It isn't enough to wire up your town; you have to get to the town in the first place.
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you have to get to the town in the first place.


And this issue has been before Congress for nearly 20 years ... still no REAL action. (sigh)