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President Obama will travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday to tout the ability of local governments to provide high-speed Internet to their residents.
originally posted by: roaland
my entire problem with this whole thing is that this president is for it. I do not trust this administration or anything it does and i sure don't want them to get their claws in the internet anymore then what they already do. The internet is one of the few places one can search for info and have an honest debate. I sure as hell don't want the govt to dig their nails any deeper then it already is. I do not trust this govt period, republican or democrat, that is my biggest problem with this whole thing.
originally posted by: infolurker
The post office runs BILLIONS in deficits annually and has to be bailed out every few years.
Just google post office deficit. It is insane how much in the red they are.
originally posted by: neo96
And just where does local government get money from ?
originally posted by: eelogic
a reply to: TheArrow
TheArrow I am confused. You said it only costs $150/yr (12.50/mo) for city wifi but I can't find that information? The city of minneapolis contracted a private company USI wireless to provide the city wide wifi service www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us... pricing redirects you to www.usiwireless.com...
USI wireless shows city of minneapolis wifi Internet service runs $19.95/mo ($179.40year) for 1Mbps, $29.99 for 3Mbps, $35.95 for 6Mbps. In my area has ATT and Comcast both offer 3Mbps for $20/mo.
Looking up comcast prices for St.Paul (I used zipcode 55106?) it shows 3Mbps for $19.99/mo, $39.99 for 25Mbps, $49.99 for 50Mbps and $89.99 for 105Mbps.
Seems to me you can get comcast 25Mbps vs 6Mbps city wifi for about the same price $40/mo.
Correct me if I am wrong.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Obama is pushing a government run internet according to this story.
Something about striking down State laws in favor of local laws that govern internet policies?
Not sure what's going on with this.
Something about "Affordable" broadband for everybody.
originally posted by: TheArrow
originally posted by: infolurker
The Cable companies are there only real competition and they have done at outstanding job of providing higher speeds year after year. In some areas you can get 50 to 100 meg to your home for 50-100 bucks which is insane for that price compared to what you would have paid 10-15 years ago.
This will kill innovation and competition but the two bells have the deepest pockets.
That's so ignorant I almost puked.
The United States averages 32 mps. The same as Bulgaria, who is the 42 most technologically advanced country according to Bloomberg.
originally posted by: buster2010
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
But again , the private sector does it better.
Not when it comes to the internet. Do you think it's a good idea for a few companies to be able to extort money from their customers on a whim? Just look at what they did to netflix. Providing free internet to the people is a good thing because then people would be able to freely start researching as to what is going on in this country and the world. this would also be a great benefit to the younger generation seeing how they would have access to the net for researching schoolwork. The Obama hate really blinds people to clear thinking.