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Is internet overpriced?

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But most people don't have speeds of that grade yet. Really there isn't even a need until mainstream webservers can handle more. Makestation is on a VPS with a 1gbps connection (we share that with other users, but we still have a great connection and can use a fair portion of the 1gbps connection if needed). Most websites are still limited to 10mbps or 100mbps, and many of those websites are sharing those resources with other websites, so it's really pretty hard to make use of lightening fast connections at this point.
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(June 30th, 2013 at 3:55 AM)Darth-Apple link Wrote: But most people don't have speeds of that grade yet. Really there isn't even a need until mainstream webservers can handle more. Makestation is on a VPS with a 1gbps connection (we share that with other users, but we still have a great connection and can use a fair portion of the 1gbps connection if needed). Most websites are still limited to 10mbps or 100mbps, and many of those websites are sharing those resources with other websites, so it's really pretty hard to make use of lightening fast connections at this point.
True, but I think it is the norm in countries like South Korea. Though yeah, I guess my speed is fairly fast compared to the rest of America.
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Slightly off topic, but there is a rumour Verizon may be expanding cell coverage to Canada by buying small player Wind Mobile. Because of foreign ownership restrictions in Canada they can't buy any of the "Big 3" - Rogers, Bell and Telus.

As for normal internet, it definitely is. You can go without competition here because the cable systems are local monopolies. Only in select areas do other operators use the existing networks (as required by law, they have to pay the infrastructure owner (Bell, Rogers, etc) to use.) - something like TekSavvy. So internet gets pricey quickly... :/
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The lack of good competition definitely hurts things price-wise. Even where I live, there is only one company available for the area unless I want to use Dish TV or something.

My hope is that wireless networks begin to replace existing cable systems. (of course wired internet will still be in place, but most people would use it more for tapping into the network for datacenters, etc... ) It's much easier to build multiple wireless networks that overlap the same areas, so it keeps the competition alive.

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