why the fuck all the developed countries have shitty internet?
> USA has Comcast
> Straya dosnt even have, and has caps
> Brit's internet is censored as fuck
> China has the great firewall
> Great Korea dosnt have
seriously guys, why the fuck you haven't burned them down?
I had an old computer I had used as a linux router and I used to sell my internet connection to my neighbors at cheap price to pay some of my bills... until ISP found out and fucked me by completely terminating my connection.
I live in the Netherlands, have a fibre line, 250/250, never gotten a complaint or notice about piracy whatsoever. In total over the years I have downloaded worth about 4 - 5TB of data, movies, anime, tv shows, games, software, etc.
In the USA, the communications market is basically an oligopoly. It's highly prohibitive for small companies (>>52424497) to compete with the big leagues because they practically own all of the infrastructure, and they'll lobby the shit out of you to keep you out.
The average-tier cable speed is around 10-30Mbps down, 1-5Mbps up. It's seems tolerable enough to stream Netflix and load FaceBook -- the Clapistanis are too placated to vote with their money and make a little sacrifice to make a change.
There's at least no caps... well for where I live (SoCal).
Because most of the tier2 or higher ISPs are not cheap. They're only affordable because Comcast/Time Warner can get discounts by buying ungodly amounts of bandwidth at a time. Furthermore most of the low level backend stuff is owned directly by Comcast, which has the largest backbone in the U.S., so even getting the infrastructure would be prohibitively expensive.
Hence telecom monopolies are a thing.
Comcast is the only provider in my area that has high speed internet.
They are okay on a lot of things, but they introduced an Atlanta area data cap. So my city Lilburn has this as well.
Should I switch to Verizon which has the second highest speed? (10mbps-25mbps)
or stay with comcast with the data cap (100mbps-1gbps)
When you've got a shit-ton of money, you're pretty much calling all the shots.
With all that money, you can get good lawyers that will pull the best bullshit technicalities from the law books to say that you're a murdering child molester for trying to touch their sacred power lines.
Welcome to the United Corporatist Bureaucracy Serfdom of BurgerClaps sponsored by Taco Bell.
Yeah but they have noncompetition agreements. So no cable company will be in the same area. Your only option is DSL or cable and that will change nothing because of DSLs limitations. Comcast might come down $5 a month.
If everyone jumped ship tomorrow the DSL companies would be the new Comcast because THEY have non competition agreements too.
I'm not talking about If It will get any results or not I'm saying that all those tech people that complain about the US' shitty Internet should be complaining about the lack of competition and what causes that Instead of trying to get the government to just Intervene on companies.