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Re: ISP's In Uproar Over Verizon-MCI Merger

  • From: Simon Waters
  • Date: Thu Aug 25 03:53:52 2005

On Thursday 25 Aug 2005 5:27 am, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Daniel Golding wrote:
> > 
> > This is an issue of both distribution and density, not just density.
>
> So you're saying the US is screwed because of unique geography? Or is that
> something poltical will can overcome?

Simple economics, most of the countries above the US it is simply a lot 
cheaper and easier to provide broadband options to the majority of the 
population.

South Korea demonstrates political will can overcome most objections.

But I wouldn't think broadband coverage is a political priority. Besides 
satellite coverage is available to those who think it is worth the money, 
which I'd have thought was more in keeping with the American way, buy it if 
you want it, don't expect the government to subsidise it (Perhaps a gross 
simplification of the American way, but this is nanog, not 
alt.politics.mumble).




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