I am not a huge fan of internet providers. I hate their incessant advertising, their constant need for information, and the fact that I can not access my favorite websites like YouTube or Reddit without paying over the odds.
For those of us who have this problem, here’s a great example of why. In 2014, I discovered a website on my computer called TechCrunch, and the page on the top right-hand corner was the one that suggested that I should buy a new internet plan. I didn’t really need a new internet plan, but I did want to get out of my contract with a crappy provider (the one that has to be on every page on your computer).
One of the major things about the internet is that it is a public utility. We are all responsible for making sure that all the content on our computers and networks are accessible to us. In the US with cable and DSL, it is very much up to you whether you continue to pay for the service you need to access online. If you do not have cable or DSL, you can make a lot of noise about it and it will get your internet provider in a lot of trouble.
The internet providers in many places (like the United States here in the Midwest, and in the UK and Germany) are becoming increasingly political. A few years ago, a few of them were pushing a plan called “internet fast lanes,” where your internet connection speeds would be throttled if you were streaming a lot of video. In some places this caused massive problems because the internet was very slow because of the traffic. In other places, people could get very pissed that their internet connection was very slow.
In the U.S. the internet provider at the moment is Verizon, which is pretty much the same company as Comcast, but they’ve been offering internet speeds throttled to as much as 25 percent. It’s a problem because a lot of people in the U.S. use DSL, cable, or fiber optic connections, where speeds are much faster.
It started as a technical issue that could only be resolved by switching to Verizon. Now, like most things, it’s an issue of perspective. Most people see it as a problem. But the fact is, the issue isn’t really a technical issue. It is a problem of the people who are affected, who can’t afford a new internet connection.
For those who are in the market for a DSL or cable connection, I can tell you that you can get almost as fast speeds as you can get with DSL/cable. In fact, one of the largest DSL providers in the U.S. is Verizon, which was recently awarded the title of “fastest large Internet provider in the country” for the first time.
I know that many of you are probably thinking, who are these people that have to be satisfied with such speeds. The truth is, that if you are a customer of Verizon, you are a customer of the company that will provide the internet, not a customer of the person or corporation who is providing you the internet.
Verizon is owned by a government called the U.S. Department of State.
Verizon is one of the largest providers of internet service for more than a billion customers around the world. It is one of the largest providers of internet service in the U.S. (and one of the largest by far in the world, even though it is not the largest). Verizon is owned by the U.S. government.