Video: Why is European broadband faster and cheaper? Blame the government #broadband #fiber
In May 2011 journalists Betsy Rate & Rick Karr, as part of PBS’s Need to Know series, created High Fiber – a video report on the USA Fiber deficiency compared to other countries. Now, with support from the Center for Investigation and Information and the Ford Foundation, Rick and colleagues have released a longer piece: Why is European broadband faster and cheaper? Blame the government suggesting the road to fiber wealth is paved with open access to networks, by regulation if necessary. See it below. Also see his notes on the link above for responses from USA incumbents.
Rick further engaged with some of his editors at Engadget, who are streaming the video, over the issues raised in the clip. See below – fast forward to 22:15