Internet connections are way too slow

04/25/2014 9:04 AM

04/26/2014 1:27 PM

Re "Consumers poised to lose in Web access battle" (Page A1, April 25): Net neutrality is an embarrassing smokescreen conversation we should not have to have. The real issue is that the nation that invented the Internet, unlike other countries, neglected to upgrade and modernize its infrastructure with few exceptions. Now the streaming services are pressuring the ISPs and the courts to fix that neglect on a case by case basis and thereby abolishing net neutrality. We live in an older neighborhood. Our ISP download and upload speeds have never achieved their advertised values. Our external phone line has failed three times in the past five years. Each time there was only a minimal repair when in fact the entire area needs to be completely rewired or made wireless. But I don't expect to see that in my lifetime.

-- Gustav Pass, Sacramento

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