Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Fri Jun 10 08:36:51 CDT 2011


On Jun 9, 2011, at 8:43 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:

> Even Cracked realizes this:
> 
>  http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-internet-access-in-america-disaster

I would describe this as "local market failure".  It's common even in highly populated areas, not just rural ones here in the US.

What I have observed is the roll-out of the AT&T U-verse service (aka internet-lite as it is not possible to disable some of their ALG on the gateway) skip areas along the way to hit higher density neighborhoods.  They are getting better with their pair bonding, but many people are unable to get access at the edges of these populated areas.

- Jared
(who would have rather seen google roll into an entire county that faces these challenges vs major cities)



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