America actually has some of the worst the internet in the developed world. The entire American internet actually have slower broadband and almost any other developed nation. The internet here in Seoul is
nearly eight times faster than America. Yep cities in South Korea, Japan, Switzerland, France and even Romania have internet fast enough to download an entire high def movie in just 7 seconds.
The most hated companies in America are working to keep it that way. Why is this taking so long because of
those bandwidth blocking bastards America’s cable companies. In this case local governments created them. In exchange for building new cable lines. Early cable companies were handed exclusive contracts by state and local governments that come.
It turns out a lot of harm those cable lines would go on to become the only viable way to get broadband to your home. So now if you want fast internet you probably have no choice but as an intellectual I’m intellectually curious why don’t other companies just put up new cables and try to compete.
That’s real scam they all agreed not to, years ago America’s cable companies realized that if they costed themselves by region they wouldn’t really have to compete. They hatch their plan in 1997 during what one cable executive calls the summer of love. By 2016 America’s 40 regional cable companies had consolidated to just three and without regional competition. These greedy monopolist are free to jack up prices and keep your speed
In those places service providers compete, in fact France requires companies this year space on their networks with competitors for faster internet to cater games and game tools such as . Which is why some French people have not one but six high-speed providers to choose from but in our country these cable jerks and used every tool at their disposal to eradicate competition. They even lobbied state governments to make it illegal for America’s cities to build their own networks and this scheme makes the internet worse for all of us.
We think of ourselves as most technologically advanced nation in the world but when it comes to high-speed internet access we’re at best in the middle of the pack. Susan Crawford professor at Harvard law school and teach and write about health communications in America. Look the problem is that these very cute companies are controlling Americans access to the internet and that means that everyday Americans are paid too much for 2nd class service at a time when modern day life requires access to the internet is just as important these days electricity or water.
The internet is just essential to modern life exactly the same thing happening to have electricity a hundred years ago. Used to be considered a luxury not utility and a very few private companies control electricity in America it took government intervention to make sure that all Americans had electricity. Uncle Sam needs to do his job and force the cable companies to compete until he does we’re going to keep getting screws. If we don’t upgrade the entire country to fiber optic internet access we will be behind for the next several decades.