Friday, July 06, 2007

U.S. Telecom Monopolies Gouge Consumers

From Chris in Paris at Americablog.

Every time I talk with someone in the US about their cable TV rates I have to brace myself for some horrendous story about cost, which is always much higher in the US than here in "socialist" France. . . .

[I]n Paris customers can choose from a number of options for able/telecom/internet and mobile options (using free wifi) at costs dramatically lower than what can be found in the US. The current rate is still about 30 euro/month for unlimited internet, 100+ cable channels, video on demand, phone calls to roughly 50 countries in the world and various options for running your mobile phone over your wifi network. Even with the weak dollar we're still talking about $40, though 30 euro in local buying terms is like $30 in US buying terms. . . .tever happened to the long lost spirit of competition in America? Interesting how much of that disappeared during the GOP congress years, isn't it?

No comments: