The report found that five of the cheapest 15 triple play offerings were in Paris — the fruit of competition between ISPs. With the Telecommunication Act of 1966, the US Congress hoped to foster similar competition, but failed. As study co-author Benjamin Lennett says, US telephone and cable companies have arranged a “negotiated truce” in which cable incumbents enjoy a de facto monopoly on high-speed broadband service, while Verizon and AT&T focus primarily on their wireless platforms.
In addition to triple play prices, the report surveyed the best available Internet plan for approximately $35 USD and the fastest Internet available in each city."
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