The European Broadband Story

Bumped into this video a few weeks ago that tells the story about broadband in Europe and how it went from a duopoly (like what we currently see in the U.S.), to a more competitive system, with all sides winning.

Note: the video is about 16 minutes long, but is worth your time. Check it out here.

There are those who argue that this is a model that we can use here in the U.S in order to bring broadband speeds up, while decreasing cost for the consumer.

What do you think? Can this work in the states? Are there merits to the current system?

I’ll leave you with this fun graph, depicting the amount of choice Americans currently have for broadband (96% have two or fewer):