Stockholm and South Korea Probably feel U.S.A. is Slow Country Folk - Internet Speed and Cost

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    Feb 07, 2014 1:25 AM GMT
    Really?

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    Feb 07, 2014 1:26 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidReally?

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    I LOVE this cover.

    I worked in telecom from a short period of time, I didn't know the sizes were this small: look what's going through the eye of the needle.
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    Feb 07, 2014 4:06 PM GMT
    Really. The individual glass fibers have a relatively thick, protective plastic coating, but the fibers themselves are like thread. Loveliest thing about them are the delicious amounts of bandwidth they carry:

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    Feb 08, 2014 6:46 PM GMT
    we have ComCast in our city, a cable TV provider so the interWeb is a secondary product for them.


    They think people still own TV's?
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    Feb 09, 2014 12:06 AM GMT
    Telecom is a strange thing in the US. The government deemed Bell a monopoly and forced it to break up. But over the decades, they've reformed back into a pseudo monopoly. Also cable companies have monopolies within cities/towns. So this creates an additional barrier to entry for anyone else wanting to bring in data/telecom services.

    I'm glad Google is taking a bold step and rolling out their own fiber service. I'm hoping there are others willing to make the same move.