Check out this graph! (Source) This is what the Comcast-AT&T duopoly is doing the country! We need more options! People say “vote with your dollars” but we can’t: it’s either dial-up (shudder) or Comcast or AT&T, and maybe some other company if you’re very, very lucky. Some of us, such as at my dad’s house, don’t even have the option of AT&T and are forced to either use Comcast (which sucks) or find some other obscure connection.
When you do the math, you’ll find that according to that graph, Japan averages $16.50 for a 61Mb/s connection, and the US averages $16 for a 4.8Mb/s connection. This is bad.
WE NEED AN INTERNET CONNECTION OVERHAUL!