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Austin Begins To Show Us What Broadband Competition Was Supposed To Look Like

Google Fiber's entry into a handful of markets has at least given us a hopeful glimpse at what healthy broadband competition should actually look like
Austin Begins To Show Us What Broadband Competition Was Supposed To Look Like

Via Techdirt:

As we've stated more than a few times, so many of the problems that plague Internet and telecom markets could be remedied if we simply had healthy competition between broadband operators. Net neutrality, for example, would rarely be a problem in a market where broadband ISPs were seriously afraid that their subscribers could actually leave. However, what most markets usually have is "wink wink, nod nod" non price competition between two incumbent operators (if you're lucky), with little to no incentive to excel on price or service -- or even upgrade the network or improve customer service.

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