If you or your neighbors are skeptical of supporting the Princeton broadband initiative because you have DSL, think again. Below are two current stories in the mainstream tech press that provide even more tangible proof that DSL is not a viable long-term solution for Princeton broadband needs.
Why Verizon is killing DSL & cheap broadband
The slow death of DSL will cause the rapid rise of expensive broadband if Verizon’s Fusion service is any indication. Verizon launched home-broadband powered by its wireless network — letting consumers trade unlimited slow broadband from a wire for faster, capped and more expensive service.
Verizon’s Driving Away DSL Users Intentionally With Rate Hikes Gives DSL Users $5 Rate Hike As Thanks For Loyalty
With the exception of some major cities where they’re still adhering to franchise obligations, Verizon’s FiOS expansion is over, and Verizon has been making it very clear that they have no interest in those customers remaining on DSL. The company last year returned to forcing new DSL users to subscriber to costly landline service, and now users in our Verizon DSL forum say they’re being notified that yet another round of traditional rate hikes have arrived.