So why don't US citizens get this?
swmike at swm.pp.se
Mon Jul 28 12:24:04 UTC 2008
On Mon, 28 Jul 2008, Jorge Amodio wrote:
> The US is so spread out that anything to do with transportation, being
> people, packages, or ip packets becomes quite costly.
Well then, let's take Sweden:
total: 449,964 sq km
This is slightly larger than california. We're 9 million.
I think at least 90% of Swedish households have access to at least ADSL
2M/1M, and 95% of households have access to 384kbit/s UMTS mobile
ADSL 24M/1M is around USD50 per month, and should be available to a
majority of households that live within technical range of COs. 100/10M
ETTH is cheaper than ADSL 24M/1M and is available to somewhere around
10-15% of households. Wierdly 100/10M ETTH is more common in the smaller
cities because of need of competitive advantage, so more money is spent my
real estate owners there to make sure broadband is available.
So, we're 9 million, Californa is what, 60million, on the same surface
area. Is there any reason why california, in itself one of the largest
economies in the world, seems to have problems delivering anything close
to broadband to its inhabitants? So yes, the US must have structural
Mikael Abrahamsson email: swmike at swm.pp.se
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