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Almost one-third of U.S. households have no choice for broadband Internet service

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Mar
2014

Nearly one-third of households in the United States have either no choice for home broadband Internet service, or no options at all. The frightening statistic comes from a presentation given to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week by SoftBank CEO Mayoshi Son, and it cited data provided by the Federal Communications Commission this past December. Son used the upsetting wireline broadband stats to reinforce his position that Sprint, which is owned by his company SoftBank, and T-Mobile should merge. The combined company would be able to blanket the country more thoroughly with high-speed 4G wireless service that Son says might even give households a new option to replace wireline home Internet service. Of course, for most users that notion is

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