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Woe is ISP: 30% of Americans can’t choose their service provider

ExtremeTech - You can pick any ISP you want… as long as it’s Comcast. In the United States, many of us have no choice whatsoever in the way of broadband ISPs. Plenty of localities are more than happy to offer monopolies to mega-corps, and that means competition is effectively nonexistent in those areas. Price hikes, stagnant speeds, and other bad behaviors are free to run rampant, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Upwards of 30% of Americans have absolutely no choice in the matter, and SoftBank is upset about that. So, what’s its proposed solution to the lack of competition? Even more consolidation.

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