Saturday, March 29, 2014
Telecomm companies not offering broadband everywhere yet (Newsweek)
Newsweek, which seems to be coming back in print with many interesting perspectives on things, singles out the telecomm industry for not wanting to offer broadband to the entire country, because of cost. The article by David Coy Johnston, March 11, 2014, is titled “Telecomm giants drag their feet on broadband for the whole country”, link here.
It mentions some neighborhoods in some towns in New Jersey, like Mt. Holly (between Camden and Trenton) where it is still not available, or where only a certain number of contracts are sold per area. This sounds surprising.
In many areas, wireless 4G may be available without connected broadband FIOS or cable, but 4G is not as fast. You have to pay attention to this when you move anywhere.