I don't know the details, but this looks interesting:
IMAGINE that for $33 a month you could buy Internet service twice as fast as what you get from Verizon or Comcast, bundled with digital high-definition television, unlimited long distance and international calling to 70 countries and wireless Internet connectivity for your laptop or smartphone throughout much of the country.
That’s what you can buy in France, and similar speeds and prices are available in other countries with competitive markets. But not in the United States. Prices here are three to five times that much for the fastest speeds — the highest prices among advanced economies.continued
It has become increasingly clear that the divisions between internet, telephone and television are obsolete. One of the problems that America has had as an early adopter is that we hang on to obsolete technologies. I don't see anything nefarious behind our foot-dragging. Enormous investments were made in older technologies that are still making money, but I don't see how the old models can continue.
We watched a great indie flick last night using nothing but a $30 4G connection and there are already much faster 4G systems coming on line in Europe. How would you like 20mps to 80mps download speed from a little USB stick?Not my hand or my stick, but this is what I'm using. It isn't nearly as fast as the new Scandinavian wireless, but it's fast and I am hooked.