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Gazette Review — 101 Cities in the US Agree to Establish Their Own Gigabit Speed

The US is behind in the speed and price of internet compared to other countries, such as Tokyo, Paris, and Hong Kong. In these countries, a high-definition movie would take around seven seconds to download on a $30-a-month connection. On a $300-a-month connection, the movie would take around 1.4 minutes for people in New York, Washington, and Los Angeles. According to a report by The Cost of Connectivity, smaller cities in the US (such as Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Lafayette, Louisiana) had the same speeds as these other countries. How was this possible?

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