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Since I just visited the UK, I forgot how much faster and cheaper the internet is there. In Scotland, my parent's 20mb connection is costing them around the same amount of money it's costing me in North East Ohio despite the fact that their's is exactly 10 times faster. Making the value for money exactly 10 times worse off.

I'm not happy about it but it looks like the competition isn't much better!


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Yep internet is more expensive here, but cars are more expensive in the UK and plane tickets have high travel tax on them. Should we equal everything out? :devil:


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The technology is there in the states, but we also have a much larger land mass to cover to get everyone wired in..... We'll get there, but just don't expect it for another few years...

As far as pricing goes? As long as there's a monopoly in that industry, prices will remain consistent..


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I think it depends on where in the US you live. Before I moved to (the backwards part of) Texas, I had pretty good speed, and for a reasonable price. There were choices and therefore competitive prices. Here the choices are extremely limited, especially in more rural areas. If there is only one company offering service they can pretty much charge you whatever they feel like. For crappy service. :angry:


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scotland is like the size of, what, rhode island?

closer to the size of South Carolina.

we got a decent enough deal for our internet here in TX, not alot to choose from in the boonies, but its not terrible.


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