Providers don't want to be under FCC regulatory control...
(Was gonna put this in Wibble, but it's hard not to rant just a little. :))
BBC looks at the reason Yanks pay so much for broadband.
I don't buy the arguments the big U.S. providers make in the piece. DSL, satellite, etc., are qualitatively different products. Pointing to them as tokens of competition is bogus.
Federal subsidies are going to be just a bit harder for broadband providers to come by unless the companies meet the newly adopted standard of 10Mbps download rather than its current rate of 4Mbps.