Why Internet Access Is Slow And Costly In The U.S.

People in the U.S. frequently pay more for slower internet service than people abroad, according to a report from the Open Technology Institute. Lawmakers in Washington are attempting to address the high price of internet service, as well as the lack of access for many low income families, by deeming internet access infrastructure. Here’s why high speed internet is so expensive in the U.S., why so many Americans struggle to gain access and what policymakers can do about it.”

0:00 – Introduction
1:55 – Prices
4:22 – Economic impact
6:39 – Lack of competition
9:54 – Solutions

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Why Internet Access Is Slow And Costly In The U.S.


Giới thiệuThúy Navi

Thúy Navi 26 tuổi đam mê du lịch, công nghệ,đang sống và làm việc tại Hà Nội. Founder,Blogger tại Website: http://www.internetviettelnhatrang.com/

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  1. More rigging of the economy by imposing a condition in return for approving a merger is not a free market solution.

    These companies have stolen billions in taxpayer subsidies and provided nothing in return. They engage in criminal fraud with impunity. So what will the government do when the promised low cost option is eliminated a day after the merger?

    The answer must be an unequivocal "no" to any merger when there is not enough competition.

    When Google attempted to enter the market, established companies did everything they could to prevent it. They were abetted by congress.

    The only way the laws are enforced is when a congressman is personally affected by companies shut down their account, or a bribe is paid. They can call it anything they want. Just because North Korea has democracy in its name doesn't make it a democracy. And just because Congress won't shut tf up about the US being a free market doesn't make it one.

  2. The NBN in Australia is gov owned fibre infrastructure that ISPs can all rent bandwith on to provide their services to customers.

    It is far from perfect, it has been far more expensive and time consuming than they ever estimated, and you will find no shortage of Australians that will criticise it.

    That being said, in the past decade I have watched Aus go from DSL to mostly Fibre. A huge number of rural communities now have access to atleast 25mb/s. Its not great, but its enough for a video call or to stream Netflix.

  3. I feel bad for you guys.. This is not an issue in The Netherlands. You pay like 75€ a month for unlimited 600mbps download and 50 uploadspeed internet.

    You can also just lower your internet speed plan to lower the monthly costs

  4. Can't know how I stopmed onto this. All in all GREAT clip ???. I also watched those similar from MStarTutorials and kinda wonder how you guys make these stuff. MSTAR TUTORIALS also had cool information about similiar make money online things on his channel.

  5. For years my only internet access was through my phone as I was told if I wanted home internet I would have to pay $100 a month. I told them they can stick their $100 internet where the sun don't shine. One day a guy was going door to door trying to get all the houses to sign up for their outrages pricesed internet. I only finaly agreed when they dropped the price to $18 a month with their "they won't sign up unless we don't screw with them" plan.

    I think any internet company that has internet service that does not have composition the federal government can interfere with management all they want expecualy with higher management pay structure. I bet when the CEO and entire board of directers are informed that their pay will be dripping to $100,000 a year with zero stock options I bet they would start offering the competition to use their own equipment with a major discount just to enter their market.

    That's funny "our own parent company won't even talk with us on our news report"

  6. What do you expect when you got five companies running the country and cut it between them? Congress is a joke; they should never allow mergers, so you can we competitions and choices. Regulation is a more excellent way of saying find another way to go around it. The internet services speed is a joke, and the price is very high for you to get in thE US. I lived in the EU, Turkey, Mexico, so I've some things to compare with. ALL I say is be an independent voter, so we all benefit from another party; now we’re all screwed. I meant the 99%.

  7. The entire premise of this is flawed. American's pay 0.5% of their income on broadband, which is a quarter of the 2.0% they paid for just telephone service 30 years ago. Value/Price has increased dramatically over the years. While access to high speed broadband remains too limited, telco companies are now all-in on fiber investments, despite extremely long payback cycles. Much of the proposals from the NGOs who were interviewed for this article would do very little to impact the first point, and actually be detrimental to driving additional investment in infrastructure.

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