ethernet cableAt long last, government is saying “enough!” to the Internet service providers in this country.

We here at StarterTech have long been proponents of the concept that something has to change in the United States in regard to broadband high speed Internet.  Not only do we offer some of the lowest average speeds, we pay more for what littler we do receive that most anywhere else in the world.   Instead of increasing our speeds, companies such as Time Warner are instead putting bandwidth caps on how much you can use per month before paying overage fees.

Luckily it appears that a new savior has appeared on the horizon, and certainly not one we ever expected to see.

Municipal governments.

Steven Hodson over at The Inquisitr had a story today how municipalities in North Carolina are beginning to fight back against the likes of Time Warner cable and their exorbitant prices for lackluster broadband connectivity.  Tim Warner is charging $240 a month for 10 Mb/s service, recently increased to 15 Mb/s “because of the competitive environment,” bundled with their television service.  The Wilson, NC example Mr. Hodson sites involves their new broadband service which starts at 10 Mb/s, up and down mind you, and go as high as 100 Mb/s.  True, the 100 Mb/s will run you $300 a month, but considering some people are paying $240 for 15 Mb/s, I think that’s livable.

IndyWeek.com posted the following chart that makes it clear how Wilson is helping out their citizens:

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Of course, the reaction of Time Warner was to attempt to get a bill passed saying municipalities couldn’t do this, but it was defeated.

This is what I personally have been waiting for.  A war has to be started with these ISPs and their highway robbery prices they are charging us for Internet connectivity.  The fact that anyone is even still offering DSL is amazing to me, but the prices they are charging for something like AT&T “Xtreme” DSL is just sickening.

The “shot heard round the world” has been fired my friends, and the time has come for the people to rise up, go to their windows, and yell “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” (okay, okay, so this isn’t Network, but it fits!)  The time has come for everyone to write their congressmen and let them know exactly how you feel You can locate your Representative here, and your Senators here.

In these difficult economic times, the time has come for the people to finally rise up and not even necessairly cry out for higher speeds, but definitely we need to fight for more reasonable bills.  This is an issue that needs to be explored by Congress, and the sooner the better.

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  1. Wilber Scruton
    September 18th, 2016 at 12:32 am #

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