Data from ILSR is used to report on internet service price increases by the telecom giants. An excerpt of the article, written by Daniel Kline and originally published on December 07, 2022, follows:
Yes, people could opt for phone-company-provided DSL or even T-Mobile’s (TMUS) – Get Free Report 5G internet, but those services are inferior to high-speed broadband. Basically, many Americans have no real options, according to a 2020 report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
“At least 49.7 million Americans only have access to broadband from one of the seven largest cable and telephone companies,” the report said. “In total, at least 83.3 million Americans can only access broadband through a single provider”
Comcast also ties its broadband business to its cable business, Customers get a. break on broadband for keeping cable, and that gives the company leverage even though streaming options do make it easier to cut the cord.
Read the full article here.