- Apr 10, 2009
- Northern Virginia
- 2013 Mini Cooper S
Funny you mention that. The development I live in is provided internet and cable by a company by OpenBand, which has an exclusive contract. We get 100mbps internet from them, which is far more than you get most anywhere other than university campuses and silicon valley, yet it's considered a scandal here because people are calling it a monopoly. Even if it is, any competitor in the area has comparatively crap service.The internet speed gap has bothered me for some time. It is really annoying to see how slow our speeds compared to other countries. It is further aggravated when the companies drag their feet and tell us we should be happy with the way it is compared to other companies...
Why don't more communities build their own systems and tell the companies they have failed and to fuck off?
That, I think, is part of the problem. People aren't collectively willing to force better service. They just want competition and good prices.