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Just how rigged is America's broadband world? A deep dive into one US city reveals all

Kev99 Bronze badge

We live just outside of Wilmington Ohio. The FCC claims we have three providers - TimeWarner/Spectrum, Cincinnati Bell, and Frontier. We can only use Frontier which only offers ADSL. To add insult to injury, even though they claim speeds up to 12 Mbps, we're lucky to see 2.75Mbps. Frontier refuses to upgrade their service as well as refuses to apply for FCC grants for upgrades. They claim they'll be installing micro-dishes to beam broadband but those will be subject to weather conditions. And both the FCC, FTC, attorney general, and public utilities commission refuse to do anything about Frontier's false and misleading advertising. It's pretty sad when a company in Tanzania that's 1/10 the size of Frontier can provide far faster service to rural villages than a US company can.

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