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|02-14-2013 12:13 PM|
The government, in this case, didn't just allow monopolies to be setup, they actually supported it and prevented competition from entering the market place.
Lightsquared is the latest example.
|02-14-2013 12:08 PM|
Other than the fact that the govt allowed monopolies and duopolies to be set up essentially everywhere in America.
|02-14-2013 10:19 AM|
Taiwan is not a country if you consider it's not a member to United Nation. Their 100/100 is very very expensive compared to surrounding countries for $55 a month but hourly rate is $3-$4 range, gas price is about $4.442 today . That's consider high for 100/100 to their local hourly rate.
The reason Hong Kong or other places were mentioned because this thread is about compared (for better examples I hope).
We lived here in Los Angeles, are lacking of higher speed solutions but high cost (FIOS build out is limited). I personally chatted or called to Time Warner, Verizon if they can offer deals, from time to time. It's not easy. The best is 1M download for $20, 6 months, not lucky enough. DSL extreme now need phone service to come with it, no dryloop anymore and verizon zone is up to 7M for $45 but with phone that's $80 with phone tax in there.
I have to agree with a lot of people on this thread. It's varied from place to place but overall, it's getting less competitions and even 2nd tier provider is not that affordable.
Compared to old days, US was a leading country on internet speed and flat rate era, now is toward to cap usage , meter rate while backbone price dropped dramatically .
|02-14-2013 10:07 AM|
|j90275||please ignore this one, newbie here.|
|02-14-2013 06:10 AM|
|02-14-2013 01:44 AM|
|zhopa||Internet is slow and expensive because of government regulation. Get of stupid laws such community ISP law, and the service and availability will improve.|
|02-13-2013 10:08 PM|
so maybe thats what it means?
|02-13-2013 09:05 PM|
The rates I've shown are the best rates available to me. No shopping around necessary. At home, I had both AT&T and TWC. I eventually dropped the TWC at home due to how unreliable it was in my home.
At my office, I have both AT&T and TWC. TWC is much more stable than AT&T at my office.
Stability depends on your location and provider. Your internet with one provider could be stable while your neighbor across the street's is terrible with the same provider.
|02-13-2013 08:58 PM|
|02-13-2013 08:13 PM|
|02-13-2013 08:01 PM|
and again only anecdotal ofcourse, but when I was in taiwan last month, i can assure you not everyone runs around with 100/100 internet.
None of my relatives have it, they all just use ADSL. There's also no "4G" wireless internet readily available either, pretty much everything still runs on 3G in terms of their cellphones.
this is in Taipei too fyi.
|02-13-2013 05:21 PM|
So 149channels x 40=something Mbps/channel = a lot.
|02-13-2013 05:19 PM|
That means the standard has an upper limit on the number of channels. There can be at most 149 channels of 6MHz each.
|02-13-2013 04:57 PM|
also, did you read the update from ITIF? If nothing else, it goes to show that any debate devolves in the same way we see here on TP
|02-13-2013 04:49 PM|
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