i think a lot of people forget how shitty internet infrastructure is on a nationwide level here
the internet is more than a luxury at this point, access to it is a right. without decent level speeds and high availability, entire swaths of the population are completely cut off for what too many of us take for granted. i'm talking about voip job interviews, online work in general, valuable skills that so many of us learn through our computers. the ability to self-teach.
municipalize the ISPs, abolish profit, bring the infrastructure to those who don't have it!
@kew didnt rural america get their phone lines through like, gov grants and co ops anyhow
@chillallmen i don't know off of the top of my head but that sounds about right. big corps tend to not like to develop sparsely-populated areas like what you'll find out here
@kew maybe it was powerlines??? idk something got done with co ops n gov grants tho
@kew This is exactly why the city I recently moved to has municipal internet (fiber optic + fixed wireless). Any now a bunch of the surrounding small towns are following suit!
@kew we pay for 5mbps here, in a michigan suburb in 2019, and generally get about 3.5
@proto it's fuckin bullshit!
@kew literally half a block outside charter cable's service area, there are no copper phone lines here, so the only option is fixed wireless (or 4g but data caps make that impossible)
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