[LINK] Broadband too Expensive - in America
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 07:46:56 +1000
(AP) Almost all U.S. families live in areas where a high-speed Internet
connection is available, but many see no compelling reason to pay extra
for it, the government reports.
A Commerce Department study, compiled from a variety of analyst surveys,
cites a need for more music, movies and games on the Internet in order to
make broadband connections more popular.
[snip to the inevitable league table]
Only 10 percent of U.S. households subscribe to high-speed access, lower
than the rate in Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong or Canada. About half of
American families have some type of Internet access at home.
RC: Interestingly, a New York Times piece reported on slashdot (but I can't
be bothered with the NYT registration) says that for DVDs and movies,
snailmail still has wider bandwidth than the Internet ... if you buy three
movies and get them delivered, you're getting more data faster in the mail
than over a DSL connection...
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