Reply to post: Re: Competitors?

Vermont becomes fifth US state to boot up its own net neutrality rules

Sven Coenye

Re: Competitors?

This is pretty much aimed at Comcast. They are the only major content owner doubling as an ISP in Vermont.

Residential DSL "competition" is provided by Fairpoint, who bought Verizon's omnishambles and has since managed only to go broke and subsequently sell themselves. They'll happily sell people 16 Mb/s service in places so far removed from the last amp they're lucky to get 768 kb in the dead of night.

How much effect this is going to have is questionable as the bulk of the State offices are in locations served by fiber providers who have no skin in the content game and barely have a presence in the residential market.

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