You have already heard that America has fallen behind many other countries in terms of average broadband speeds, unless you have been living under a stone the last few years. According to the Ookla Net Index, as of October 16, 2014, the United States ranked 27th with an average broadband download speed of 30.2mbps.
If Ohio communities want more investment and economic growth, real competition can be the needed incentive. Competition can also bring other immediate benefits. This has played out quite clearly through the events in the broadband industry over the last year.
Mounting public pressure has moved Verizon to change their mind about throttling speeds for their unlimited data plan mobile customers. There has been quite a bit of press related to poor customer satisfaction and even public letters between Verizon and the FCC regarding the data throttling announcement.