For £24 a month customers of broadband provider Be are
being offered a download speed of up to 24 megabits, three times that
available from closest rivals UK Online, Bulldog and Homechoice and 12
times that on offer from BT and Wannadoo. The bandwidth offered by the
new service will be enough to allow consumers to stream two high
definition TV channels through their computer simultaneously, while
they surf their internet or make voice calls.
This isn't even on the horizon for US consumers. It's amazing how badly
deregulation has worked in the US. From the airlines to
telecommunications, we continually get less for more. Where is our Ryanair
with flights less than $50 (for example: London to Hamburg for 24 GBP)?
Where is bandwidth of even 8 megabits let alone 24 megabits? [John Robb's Weblog]