American Internet Service Providers have consistently ranked far below many countries in service quality, speeds, and price for over a decade. With less than 20 major Internet Service Providers serving the entire United States, there isn’t the same level of competition as there is in many other countries across the world.
With two of the largest ISPs, Time Warner and AT&T going forward with a merger as of 2019 to further consolidate and eliminating competition, the future of American Internet is not looking bright. While Gigabit Internet has been floating around for several years now, along with the hype around 5G, it’s easy to overlook the thousands of cities that are still left neglected by the ISPs.
The average median internet speed tells a clearer picture, with all ISPs averaging a median download speed of only 11.5 mbps, the reality is for many, we’re stuck in 2015.