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Scientific American appalled at US broadband, demands line-sharing

Oct 06, 2010, 15:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nate Anderson)

[ Thanks to Bernard Swiss for this link. ]

"Scientific American might be a bit late to the controversy over line-sharing and broadband competition in the US, but the magazine today released a sharp (and unfortunately short) editorial intent on making up for lost time. Called "Why Broadband Service in the US is so Awful," the piece argues that ISPs need to open their networks to third-party competitors. As for politicians who don't see things this way, they "have aligned themselves with large Internet providers such as AT&T and Comcast that stand to suffer when their local monopolies are broken."

"The editorial appears in the October 2010 issue of the magazine and showed up online today. It breaks no new ground, instead citing the "recent" FCC-commissioned report from Harvard's Berkman Center, the one arguing that most developed countries have more broadband competition thanks to their line-sharing rules."

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