Time for the Government to step up! Look how silly those caps are. I just got a letter from "Crookcast" for using over 250GB of data because I steam my TV shows. The reason I stream is because my Comcast bundle became too expensive. I dropped phone and cable and went to Roku, Netflix, Playon, and Plex media servers on four TV's.
Having explained all that.... We NEED a national broadband system. It would give millions of people access to quality and affordable broadband. It would also put tens of thousands of people to work. This could be done the way the interstate highway system was built in the 50's'. The data caps and data throttling are getting worse and much more expensive. As more people stream video, the providers and carriers tighten their grip... End
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So you expect the government to make a national broadband system. The same government that spent 300 million on a broadband map that is not even correct. The same government who knows were are in a financial crisis and yet decided they get a raise. Like my dad said yesterday when we were having a similar conversation, the companies split up this country and each took a piece, its grounds for an anti trust law suit. The only thing the government could do is have the DOJ get out the sledge hammer, the same Sledge hammer that originally broke up the phone company and break up all the telecommunication companies to insure competition in the market place.
Look at it this way: The only reason rural areas got phone service is because the "Government" using our tax dollars paid for it. These companies don't give a damn if they cant make money.
Its not like the good old days when we challenged to do better because we had to beat the Soviet Union.
reply to Mrwirez
It would also put tens of thousands out of work, cost several $100 billion, and give the NSA their ultimate dream. Plus paying tens of thousands of government employees would mean the system would never break even.
What we need to do is simply put forward some regulations. But that will never happen as long as either a Democrat or Republican is in office. Both parties are too corrupt to get the job done or seemingly any job for that matter.
reply to Donut
I am sure the richest country in existence can afford to build the system, and do it well. Just like we could give everybody free healthcare, as every other civilized country does. The real problem is our government is controlled by large companies that do not want competition. Isn't it sad how greed ruins what could be such a lovely society?
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that would realy be a mess to get the governmentin on the internet congress cant even pass a budget from last year ha ha ha ha ha lol