Korea spent billions of dollars bolstering their broadband infrastructure and it shows. Their internet culture is ubiquitous. People watch TV shows & streaming news on their mobile devices on the subway! We need to catch up.
Broadband access in Europe and Japan is faster and cheaper than in the US. I thought the US was #1 in everything, what happened? I pay $50 per month for supposedly 15Mbps, but I only get 3Mbps most days. In Germany you get the same speed, plus cable channels for the same price. and lastly, why is the US broken, unlike Germany and Japan. Nothing works here for the average citizen, not telecommunications, health care,... more »
Follow The Economist's lead: "The best solution would be to require telecoms operators to open their high-speed networks to rivals on a wholesale basis, as is the case almost everywhere in the industrialised world." America thrives when business and governments converge to compete and regulate according to our principles of free trade, open market access and vigorous competition. The internet and broadband access should... more »
Before Bush & Cheney were in the White House we had 30 + years of common sense, pro consumer, pro competitive Internet regulations banning mega mergers between big ISPs, forcing them to share their infrastructure with smaller ISPs, offer cheap Internet access to smaller ISPs at wholesale prices so they can then resell broadband Internet access cheaply to their own customers -- The Ma Bell system was broken up to create... more »
The US should follow the Finnish example and make it a legal right to bring at a minimum of 1 Mbps to begin with and then 100 Mbps Internet to ALL Americans. And if providers must impose a cap, then it should be a daily cap instead of a monthly cap like other countries are imposing (25 GB a day vs 250 GB a month). It would be better if there weren't any at all, because people are already streaming movies that require... more »
Subject mater all our the World facing Energy problem So I am try to explain a idea for Old & New Dams / Reservoirs Hydel Civil Design can move in architectural Transition to increase our energy potential Because we are losing heavy quantum of already storage water in our Big Dams to generate past technology now need to convert into New theory of Technology.
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Dear Sir, The Subject matter is all over the World facing Energy problem, So I am trying to Explain an idea for Old & New Dams / Reservoirs Hydro electric projects Civil Design Geometry Can be modifying in Architectural Transition to increase our energy potential. Because we are Losing heavy quantum of already storage water in our Big Dams and its relevant projects to generate Hydro Electric old technology, Now it... more »
I posted this on Twitter before, but I am not sure if everyone here saw it or uses Twitter. Thought it would be good to repost here. Here's the link which provides very specific data on Broadband (High Speed Access) and how the United States compares to various broadband areas in other countries. http://bit.ly/11J4Vk Guess What? We're NOT number one! Even though this is an infrastructure that we started with the first... more »