A hot potato: Contrary to popular belief, faster Internet isn’t always more expensive. In areas with limited options, companies are getting away with charging high prices for access to dated technology and slow connection speeds.

Millions of Internet users in rural and underserved markets are paying out the wazoo for access to dated technology that delivery comparatively slow connection speeds.

According to a recent study from the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), AT&T and Verizon in recent years have eliminated their cheaper rate tiers for low and mid-speed Internet access (except at the very slowest levels).

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