Originally Posted by Goriom
Say facepalm it facepalm with facepalm me facepalm ISP's facepalm are facepalm monopolies facepalm due facepalm to facepalm the facepalm high facepalm cost facepalm barrier facepalm into facepalm the facepalm market.

It is even worse than that. ISPs collected Government funds to build up infrastructure, purchased state and municipal legislation making it impossible for anyone else to create alternative last mile, and are now trying to corral everyone into walled gardens. Insofar as data connection, US is a through and through third-world banana republic.