Here's the deal, Google is providing a 1GB connection for $70/month and a free (yes, folks, I said FREE) slower internet connection for everyone else. I'll bet you the free internet is still faster than what you're paying right now. For, undoubtedly, LESS money than you are paying right now, these folks in the land of steaks are getting a 20 TIMES FASTER connection than you are. Well, not to worry, because it's coming...like a tsunami. As the article points out, Google is going to revamp the entire internet landscape.
Free internet - heck I've been ranting about that for years. Why shouldn't it be free? It's easier to buy stuff, advertise, sell, just plain easier to do business over the internet. If Google is willing to do this for free, you know they know there is still money to be made. The $70/month charge is probably just a break-even fee - OK, so they might make a little on that. But the big bonanza is going to be all the additional stuff they, and their advertisers, can sell.
Here's another article from Fox News about how Chattanooga, TN is turning fast internet speeds into job. HEAR THAT??? JOBS!!! Case closed!
I had to have dial-up at my house for years, even when I had pretty fast internet at work. Trust me, it was painful to go home. Yeah, I tried satellite, but it just didn't work. Then one day, our current ISP sent a salesman out to our neighborhood wanting to know if we'd buy a cable connection. I couldn't say "yes" fast enough. I've subsequently increased the connection speed to as fast as I can get from them. Fast internet is truly a life changing event; and, its coming, for everyone!