You know broadband competition in most parts of the country is terrible. We know broadband competition in most parts of the country is terrible. The FCC knows broadband competition in most parts of the country is terrible. Heck, even Comcast kinda sorta knows that broadband competition is mostly terrible. And so the findings of a recent major government report, which finds that broadband competition is really terrible, should not be a surprise.
The Commerce Department has recently released a new report (PDF) that tells us in detail exactly what most of us already know from our lived experiences: for huge swaths of the country, broadband competition is a joke at best.
We see it play out everywhere: for most of us, broadband is cable, and cable is (by design) a local monopoly. Although alternate technologies exist, most of us don’t have fiber, and DSL just isn’t up to par.
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