Friday, February 16, 2007

US Eating Broadband Dust

With all the "free" trade we have in the U.S. these days, you'd think that we get the best, cheapest products in the world, right?

Well, when it comes to broadband, Americans are getting left behind. Other countries, like China and even North Korea are getting better products for less money. They have better speeds, less downtime, wider availability, more options, and lower price tags. Imagine plugging your laptop into the electrical outlet and getting a superfast Internet connection for less than $10/month. It's happening in other countries. Alabama Power considered getting broadband over power lines (BPL) for a while, but we've been waiting for at least three years for them to "test" it. Even then, services such as this are spotty across the U.S.

Makes you wonder why Americans are willing to pay so much for so little.

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