The Phone/Cable/etc Companies are Screwing Us!

It’s a remarkably universal sentiment and Google is apparently on the bandwagon:

Google has long been unhappy with the state of broadband in America, where speeds lag far behind those of other developed countries. It announced the plan for its high-speed network, which would be open to other companies wanting to offer Internet service

Google is, like Apple, one of those companies that seems to be able to do stuff everyone else does, but do it better. In this case, my narrative for phone/cable companies’ pricing is a combination of weird regulatory problems (listen Russ Roberts interview Thomas Hazlett) and phone subsidization.

Phone companies are ridiculously profitable, so maybe Google knows something that nobody else does…

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