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| p.2 #2 · high speed satellite internet |
"I would stick with DSL until you get fiber service in your area."
In the US, if you don't have FTTH already, it's going to be a long, long, long, long, long wait. Companies would much rather "entice" you into a cellular wireless solution where they can charge you $40-60 a month for 3GB of data transfer rather than laying down new fiber. Good luck with convincing taxpayers that the government should get behind such an effort as well.
AFAIK there are no companies in the US actively rolling out new fiber (except Google, with their recent pilot program in Kansas City- in itself a very experimental venture). Verizon, Frontier, ATT, etc. have all entirely stopped expanding their FTTH efforts.
Big Red will start offering "Fios" over the air in its 4G wireless footprint. Apparently implementing fiber to the house is cutting into their profits. Rural areas, and many metropolitan areas are being denied high speed internet services like Fios.
These greedy Telecoms have already used tax payer money to increase wireless services when they were supposed to use those funds for wireline.
Compared to other countries, America lags behind in internet connectivity. South Koreans for example have speeds 200 times faster than we do. And they pay under 30 bucks a month for it.