31 Dec '12, 5am
How Telcos Are Screwing Over Americans ... Bit By Bit By Bit: ^WG
How Telcos Are Screwing Over Americans ... Bit By Bit By Bit U.S. Internet Users Pay More for Slower Service Susan P Crawford- Bloomberg - Dec. 30, 2012 US shoots for 4Mbps while the rest of the world is targeting 1 Gbps with many already there. And for a lower cost too! -- Ed. Terry Huval is a large, friendly man with a lilting Southern accent who plays Cajun fiddle tunes in his spare time. He is also the director of utilities in Lafayette, Louisiana. Our job is making sure we listen to our citizens, he says. In recent years, the citizens of Lafayette have been asking for speedier Internet access. In 2004, the Lafayette utilities system decided to provide a fiber-to-the-home service. The new network, called LUS Fiber, would give everyone in Lafayette a very fast Internet connection, enabling them to lower their electricity costs by monitoring and adjusting their usage. ...