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Does The FCC Want Our Internet Slower?

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In case you don't travel, the performance of the Internet infrastructure in the US has declined dramatically over the last decade vs. comparable countries. Even Portugal, Italy, and Greece, which we do not typically see as our economic peers, have fast-->


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Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 12:12 pm
apparently the staffers declare it to be off the table

. (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 4:52 pm
While progress in terms of speed would certainly be beneficial, when it comes to individuals or ordinary business needs, I'm not sure that it would really matter substantially. I suppose having grown up in a world where trying to discover a fact involved either searching through the encyclopedia on my bookshelf or calling the reference librarian, what we already have with regard to the internet is magnificent enough!

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 8:29 pm
ThankX Kit...ummm, very interesting. I must Respectively Disagree with Lidsy regarding this information about "other countries". Very interesting is all I can say...ummm.

Vallee R (280)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 11:02 am
Didn't find the site Kit, but am responding because you do so much. I will say that the internet always seems to be slower and slower. I have wireless now and it is slower than my DSL used to be but I didn't have the option. But figure, even over 75% of South Koreans use the internet on a daily basis. There's almost an "internet addiction" so it can't be real slow. I don't know if it's our government or just companies wanting us to keep upgradeing our computers. All I know is that I have to deal with what I have now that I am on disability and can't afford a new one.

Melissa C (1)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 1:36 pm
Seems eerily similar to health care in terms of prolonging any results. Hopefully the FCC wil be repaired and can live up to what it promises and more.

Elizabeth Vanderpool (2)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 2:00 pm
very interesting

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 11:23 pm
Noted, thanks.

Misty Day (5)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 10:00 am
I've been wondering about that for a long time. Internet speed in Japan, for instance, beats ours by a mile. I think it is a marketing problem -- by providing speed gradually, price increases seem reasonable. Perhaps the real answer is to make DSL free.

Yvonne White (229)
Friday March 26, 2010, 7:03 pm
"Does this country need a regulator that doesn't do anything? The greatest challenges to the communication needs of the US aren't in the government report because it's the authors that are the problem. It's time for the FCC itself to be reformed. The FCC should take its cue from us and not the companies it is supposed to regulate." Amen!
I live in a rural area - the phone system is archaic & has NOT been updated since the 1960's & early 70's... but cell phones won't work due to lack of towers - dial-up internet is Ridiculous! So I pay 5 times higher price for Hughesnet. Otherwise I would go Insane! (Okay Kit, you are not a licensed psychologist, so no need to muse on That verb - going or gone!;) hehe..
We "Urban Challenged" hicks are Tired of being run over by everything from lousy doctors & Wal-Mart stores to horrible phone companies & Poor internet..

Rhonda Maness (580)
Friday March 26, 2010, 7:48 pm
Thanks Kit

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Friday March 26, 2010, 8:53 pm

Jill P (64)
Sunday March 28, 2010, 8:36 am
Taxpayers actually had a contract with the ISP companies years ago. We taxpayers paid to have the lines put in. In exchange they would provide fast speed internet at very low to no cost...since we already paid for it.
Instead we only recently got DSL and even it is slow. We are also paying high fees for it. We were supposed to be looking at about $7 for service.
Corporate America strikes again.
Our government, Democrat or Republican, keep feeding us to the monsters.

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 28, 2010, 11:50 am

Again the link seems to be we need improved Internet? That many in the US are still using DSL answers all the questions. Jill is however 100% correct we the taxpayer have already paid for this and still pay more then any other country for lousy undependable service - hmmm, sounds familiar.


Kit B (276)
Sunday March 28, 2010, 11:55 am
To many of you that I cannot send stars because the Green Star fairy said not yet - my deep thanks for notes and comments. I am not only interested in those who agree, how could that promote a lively discussion?

sherrie e (147)
Monday March 29, 2010, 12:00 pm
Of course the FCC wants the internet to be slower! IT IS! Our DSL 6.0 was "blink of an eye fast"...AT it is so sluggish, overloaded and OVER-PRICED! Thanks Kit!
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