Want to continue to see this and other blogs, local newspapers, YouTube, and all the other Internet sources of information that are not owned by the six companies that own 90% of U.S. media?
Then you want the FCC to continue net neutrality,
and you have until Tuesday to send written comments.
EFF has provided this handy form:
Please go there and comment.
You’ll thank yourself later.
A challenge gets the
incumbents beyond selling slow and expensive as long as they can.
Both these networks will use fiber optics, and that plus fast wireless to
reach everybody else would be very interesting.
The company said on late Monday that it would launch its “GigaPower”
super-fast home Internet service on December 1 in Austin, a city
that Google has said it would deploy its own speedy Google Fiber
GigaPower would start with speeds of 300 megabit per second, or
roughly 40 times the speed of the average U.S. Internet home
connection, before upgrading customers to 1 gigabit per second next
year. Google also plans to offer its own 1-gigabit connection some
time next year.
About nine months ago
Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son said he wanted to buy Sprint
because he was tired of poor U.S. Internet service.
The FCC has approved that merger.
And Clearwire shareholders have approved Sprint buying Clearwire,
which will provide more spectrum for Sprint to work with.
Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T competing in 4G LTE or faster
wireless Internet services would almost be like a real market!
Today’s the day.
“SoftBank Corp. will invest approximately USD 21.6 billion
(approximately JPY 1.8 trillion*) in Sprint Nextel Corporation and
currently anticipates consummating the transaction on July 10, 2013