Why Our Internet Stinks

Consumers in France, Finland, Japan, South Korea, Moldova, Latvia, Sweden, and about twenty other countries have this in common: they pay way less for home broadband that is up to 20x better than ours.

Hardly seems fair, considering we invented the darn thing.

And if journalist, author, and Syracuse University professor David Cay Johnston is right – and it appears he is – we got suckered into paying a premium price for a lousy service.

The broadband issue is just one element of Johnston’s book – ‘The Fine Print’ – that exposes how the American consumer is ‘systematically exploited by powerful corporations every day.’

Warning: this 20-minute interview on NPR’s Fresh Air might make you want to occupy Wall Street. Or at least give you a mild case of heartburn every time you write that big check to the cable company.