It was great writing the article, but I like the reactions even more. The editors had added a first paragraph which made it a bit more challenging to Americans and it showed in the reactions. Several Americans criticized the article for being too anti-American. I got the idea that some telco's pay people to write the same type of comments any time anyone criticizes US broadband providers.
Some interesting bits from the reactions:
- Most people want to move to France or want Xavier Niel to expand his business to the rest of the world
- The United States isn't lagging the world or there is an explanation that the article fails to mention (The article wasn't aimed at the US alone. The world's my target)
- Paxio in the US offers FTTH up to a Gigabit for $245. PAXIO’s network circles the San Francisco Bay Area with fiber beachheads and services delivered in Brentwood, Emeryville, Mountain View, Oakland, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale.
- Free and SFR customers both love their ISP's. Though Free could do something to improve customer service.
- Zon in Portugal offers both Docsis 3.0 at 200Mbit/s and FTTH up to 1 Gbit/s
- Someone thinks that Free's business model is illegal in the USA. He wrote the longest reply to proof almost everything in my article was wrong :-)
- Australians hate their broadband providers with a vengeance. If you are in the Aussie ISP business, get personal security.