June 8, 2004

Big Telco Stifling True Broadband

Dan Gillmor writes about Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg remarks on broadband consolidation at the current D conference.

But he reverted to form, pretty much insisting that Verizon would reserve the right to discriminate on what gets delivered, and at what speed, on the lines and networks it controls.
Residential internet users should, like those in Japan and Korea have much faster broadband connections at attractive prices. Current US dsl and cable options are quite slow compared to what's readily available in other countries (speeds to 20mbps and beyond vs dsl at 768kbps).

Here's an economic development issue, if there ever was one. I mentioned this issue to then candidate Jim Doyle some time ago......

Posted by James Zellmer at June 8, 2004 6:45 AM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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