Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fastest internet in the US

See this story. The fastest internet is through EPB, a municipally owned electric provider in Chattanooga TN which delivers speeds up to one gigabit, 50 times faster than commercial providers like Comcast. And it's more reliable with far better service. It's financially feasible, more than paying for itself by selling the service at or below the price of the likes of Comcast. It's created a tech boon in the city. So what's wrong with this picture?

Comcast doesn't like the competition and has done everything in its power to thwart this project. They and their greedy ilk have lobbied and succeeded in getting twenty states to limit or prohibit other such municipalities from creating their own high speed broadband networks. They think its the 'free market' way to deliver slower and shittier service for more money just because they are a private company devoted to making a huge profit. Why a publicly-owned business just can't do this on principle. Wrong, wrong and more wrong. EPB is competing in the free marketplace and winning. And they just can't stand that it interferes with their oligopoly. TFB Comcast, get used to it.

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