Mercatus Center study says U.S. broadband pricing is below global average

A new study for the Mercatus Center at George Washington University compared broadband costs around the world and found that Americans actually enjoy lower entry-level broadband connectivity costs when compared to the rest of the world. The Mercatus Center compared global broadband prices and adjusted them for taxes, network quality and consumption of data. The Center found that in the U.S. consumers typically pay a monthly fee to their cable or mobile company for the use of broadband. But much of the content is "free" because it has been paid for by advertisers rather than by consumers. By comparison, in two-thirds of European countries and half of Asian countries, households pay a media licensing fee on top of their broadband subscription fees. Study


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