Comcast, Charter dominate US; telcos “abandoned rural America,” report says

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You currently knew that household broadband levels of competition is sorely lacking by a great deal of the US, but a new report unveiled today aids shed much more light on Us residents who have just a single preference for high-velocity Web.

Comcast is the only preference for 30 million Americans when it comes to broadband speeds of at the very least 25Mbps downstream and 3Mbps upstream, the report states. Charter Communications is the only option for 38 million Individuals. Merged, Comcast and Constitution supply service in the majority of the US, with just about no overlap.

Still lots of People are even even worse off, dwelling in regions the place DSL is the very best selection. AT&T, Verizon, and other telcos however offer only sub-broadband speeds above copper wires all through huge areas of their territories. The telcos have mainly averted upgrading their copper networks to fiber—except in regions exactly where they experience opposition from cable corporations.

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