What’s not such good news is the cost of broadband in the United States. According to The Cost of Connectivity, a research report from the Open Technology Institute, the average cost of broadband in the US is about $68.38. That is higher than average prices in large parts of the world.
Blame it on lack of any real competition — cable and phone guys are our only broadband option. And they hate competition, especially from independent or municipal networks. Incumbents do their best to thwart progress.
[And lots of folks still cannot get broadband no matter how loosely defined. But it’s nice to see some progress on connectedness, even if the power structure continues to prevent coompetition.]
Source: On my Om