A Tale of Two Genachowskis

Views - MIT Technology Review 2013-03-28


FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will leave a legacy of progress on spectrum policy and broadband expansion—in a nation of monopolies charging high prices.

In Hong Kong, I’m told, you can get 500-megabits-per-second Internet service for $25 a month. In my Massachusetts neighborhood, which happens to be served by Verizon FIOS fiber service, getting one-tenth that speed will set you back $80 (plus taxes and fees). And whereas in Hong Kong uploads are as fast as downloads, the Verizon service gives me half speed on the uploads.



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Date tagged:

03/28/2013, 15:36

Date published:

03/22/2013, 17:49