Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Take the Broadband Census

Everyone in the U.S. who can read this needs to go to BroadbandCensus.com and take the survey.

In case you didn't know, government entities and embedded monopolies are claiming that the U.S. is largely wired for broadband service. The numbers are highly suspect. The purpose of this website is to try to put some sanity in the numbers.

From broadbandcensus.com:

America has a need for better information about broadband.

The country needs to know where high-speed Internet service is available and where it isn't. And that is just the first step.

Next, consumers need to know the extent of broadband competition in their local area. They need to know the names of the carriers that offer broadband, the speeds they offer, and the prices they charge.

BroadbandCensus.com intends to fill this gap. We invite you to help us by taking the Broadband Census. You can do that right now.

The information that you provide will help other Internet users. And, through an agreement with the Pew Internet & American Life Project, your participation in the Broadband Census will help Pew and other researchers to improve our nation's understanding of the true state of broadband in America.

The Broadband Census is beginning with broadband competition and broadband availability. Next, we aim to add information about broadband speeds and broadband prices. Our goal is nothing less than to track high-speed Internet services everywhere.

Internet users should be be able to know whether they receive the speeds promised by broadband carriers. Help us to map out Internet services by taking the Broadband Census!

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