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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:04 AM

8. I'm about ready to quit my DSL service as it has gone completely unreliable.

I get about .6 MB on a good day and it drops about 5 or 6 times a day...seems dependent on usage of my neighbors....and weather. That costs $95/mo for phone and internet from Verizon.

My options are Comcast which is getting a $2500 Surcharge to install in my area and quoted a total of $7000 to put in a cable up my 800 ft. driveway. Then the $80 monthly bills would start (Very basic required TV and slowest internet).

I think a better accounting of what broad band is available across the country would be to relate it to cost/mo. Just because 25 mbs are available doesn't mean it is affordable for the non business user. You know, it is not deductible for the school kid. I'd like to see a chart that shows what is available for say $40/mo. in each county.

Internet has been a thing since about 1995. (Windows 95 pretty much brought the internet to the houses of America) That's 25 year ago. The service should be taken over by the Federal Government and made available to every American for a set schedule of prices.

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