2.26.15. FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand.
“Anyone who truly supports free and fair competition and a modern infrastructure that helps consumers and small businesses will be happy with this. By international standards, the U.S. has pitifully slow internet service. Saying that it’s ‘fast’ makes sense only if you compare it to dial-up. That’s like saying a 25-watt light bulb is ‘bright’ . . . if you compare it to a candle. If the giant telecoms aren’t going to deliver, they–and their allies–need to get out of the way and stop obstructing progress.”