Is your internet bill too high? You can thank the phone and cable companies for that.
Today, high-speed broadband services offered by these national carriers cost more than $500 a year and even more when customers are forced to bundle internet access with cable or phone packages. These rates put access out of reach for millions.
And the Americans who can afford this essential service can choose from only one or two kinds of providers: either a big phone or cable company.
Market dominance suits the phone and cable giants. As the real cost of hooking up your home declines, they keep hiking their rates... (Read the full op-ed in the New Jersey Star-Ledger)