America's future for communications is slower, less quality, more expensive and less choice.
For your reading pleasure, here are five facts from recent articles that I think are worth repeating, (and some new ones thrown in).
I started to reflect on how I ended up in the mess -- this personal journey about my love and obsession with, well, telecommunications (though you may call it broadband, Internet, cable, wireless, etc).
When Finland and Hungry beat out the United States of America in download speeds and the Republic of Seychelles and Bangladesh beat us in 'upload' speeds, you know something is wrong with broadband in America today.
Net Neutrality itself doesn't solve America's communications problems and we hope that the FCC decides to actually investigate our claims that a) Verizon failed to disclose that the networks are already Title II.
Why provide safe work places, reduce negative environmental impacts and in other ways act in a manner in accordance with their articulated values? Perhaps there can be no better reason than -- because we said we would.
For some people, I've noticed, saying you are going to do something feels just as good as actually doing it. How can we understand these promise-breakers, whose intentions start out both genuine and admirable, but who never seem to act on them?
The promises we make speak volumes about who we are. Whether your promise is as casual as committing to your partner that you'll eat better foods or as serious as eliminating abusive behavior, the promises we make -- to ourselves and others -- have tremendous power.