If we’ve told you once, we’ve told you a thousand times: broadband in the United States is slow and expensive relative to much of the rest of the world.
Sure, there are a few bright spots of gigabit nationwide, including Seattle, which announced its service nearly a year ago. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn pushed for Gigabit Seattle, a partnership between Gigabit Squared and the University of Washington. Its goal has been to bring 1Gbps connections to the Emerald City, using fiber that was originally planned for a municipal network.
But now, the Washington Post reports that Comcast has been donating money to McGinn’s rival, state Sen. Ed Murray (D-Seattle). The mayoral election is set for Tuesday, November 5.