Tuesday, September 21, 2010

All About the Speed?

"Broadband duopoly leaves ISPs competing on speed, not price." ARS thinks that the marketing hype around broadband is all about speed -- and that is true. However, most speed is half of the advertised rate, according to the FCC survey. So the ISPs market around speed but don't deliver what they market. Where's the FTC?

AH! Well, broadband is sold as "Best Effort" and uses words like "UP TO". And with no real competition in a duopoly, the consumer has to take what they can get.

(Don't get me started on cellular 3G/4G bullsh!t - because their advertising is criminal about broadband network data speeds).

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