Thursday, June 22, 2006
The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Plan for two-tiered Internet puts higher price on speed
The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Plan for two-tiered Internet puts higher price on speed: "The need to build more robust networks and decide how best to run them comes at a time when the United States has fallen behind countries in Europe and Asia. Broadband service in the U.S. is slower and more expensive than in places like France, South Korea and Japan. The telecommunications bill, called the Communications, Consumers' Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006, had about 200 amendments filed by Wednesday. Addressing digital television, municipal broadband and a host of other issues, it represents the most massive overhaul of telecom policy since 1996."