Saturday, September 08, 2007
59 Internet Providers to choose from!
Art Brodsky at Public Knowledge blogs about a friend in the UK -- where there's regulatory separation of BT's core network from BT's services -- who has 59 choices of Internet provider! Art writes:
. . . He had to make up a spreadsheet to figure out which service was best. Let us pause and consider this concept. This U.K. consumer did something not one U.S. consumer can do. This broadband consumer in the U.K. has so many options – 59 Internet Service Providers that he needed a spreadsheet to figure them out.*snip*
There is competition on price, on download speed, on upload speed, on the amount of data that can be downloaded, on the price of installation, on the number of email addresses, on the amount of Web storage space, on the number of IP addresses, on the amount and price of tech support.Art's post is chock-full of pointers to primary data -- GO READ IT NOW!
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