Google Can't Save ISP Competition, We Need to Save Ourselves

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[Commentary] For a year now, I've been hoping that 5G networks will inject competition into the home Internet service provider market, but those plans appear to be stalled. iI's possible to use mobile internet as your primary home internet, but so far, mobile service providers have been unwilling to offer the gigabyte buckets that American homes generally seek. With the large, for-profit companies seemingly uninterested in competing with cable, maybe the only way for Americans to get more ISP choice is to roll up their sleeves and do it themselves. The cable monopolies on fast internet may not be legally mandated or an act of nature, but they may also be here to stay unless someone steps up to do something about them. And if Google, AT&T, and Verizon won't, maybe we have to.

[Sascha Segan is PCMag.com's lead mobile analyst, and is also a multiple award-winning travel writer]


Google Can't Save ISP Competition, We Need to Save Ourselves