The effect of competition on broadband service in the US

I know I sound like broken record, but competition in the broadband industry increases speeds and lowers prices.

Miller was among the first in Austin to sign-up online for Google Fiber when it was announced in April 2013. His hope: that Google’s $70 faster 1-Gbps service would be the answer to his problems.

But then he got a call from AT&T with an offer for its new GigaPower service. Even though the 1Gbps service wasn’t yet available, AT&T offered Miller 300Mbps — more than 15 times the speed he was paying for. The best news was that the cost of his service would drop from $208 a month to $120.

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