Saturday, August 11, 2007

I, Cringely . The Pulpit . The $200 Billion Rip-Off | PBS

Despite this, the FCC says America has the highest broadband deployment rate in the world and President Bush has set a goal of having broadband available to every U.S. home by the end of this year. What have these guys been smoking? Nothing, actually, they simply redefined "broadband" as any Internet service with a download speed of 200 kilobits per second or better. That's less than one percent the target speed set in 1994 that we were supposed to have achieved by 2000 under regulations that still remain in place.

Should we say "Thank you Al Gore"?

While I think this is truly ironic, I've never given him credit, so I won't saddle him with blame either. If government participates it's going to be FUBAR. Get used to it.

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