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Millions of Internet users are paying high prices for slow connections

By Shawn Knight · 29 replies
Aug 8, 2018
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  1. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Guru Posts: 402   +42

    By global standards I have some of the slowest internet on earth and it's ATT DSL. Steam gets me the best results and I can dl about 3gb per hour, but that is a best case scenario and I don't get that absolute saturation anywhere else. Oh and I pay the ridiculous rates listed.
     
  2. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,919   +1,431

    He's not blaming NN. He is saying that ATT pays lobbyists to lobby lawmakers to pass laws that prevent municipalities from setting up a "public" internet service which would be inherently cheaper than ATT. In other words, ATT lobbies to keep their monopoly intact. It really has nothing at all to do with NN.
     
  3. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,919   +1,431

    It is cheaper. Those quoting astronomical prices just don't want to run it.
     
  4. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,399   +560

    This information is already known.

    Problem is no one is going to leave the US to live in Romania for that connection.
     
  5. yeeeeman

    yeeeeman TS Booster Posts: 104   +88

    Not for the connection only, but for other things, yes.
     

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