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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:12 AM

10. Broadband should be a public utility

I have satellite internet, pay for speeds "up to" 25mbps..only thing available here.. It depends on the weather. Today 19mbps down/ 7 mbps up. For years I had a monthly data cap...frustrated I went to their web site and saw I could upgrade for more data ,less price, same speed....First call said not available in my area. Second call got it done..Considering Starlink. However, new utility poles are being installed and wire being strung for rural broadband. Time will tell. Covid shutdown really brought to light the under served areas.. Lucky we have a library with wifi and fast speeds to do downloads.. Wish NYS would have to gone to a public municipal broadband.. there are 18 states restricting this..
https://broadbandnow.com/report/municipal-broadband-roadblocks/

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