If you live in an area where slow Internet is expensive, and not-as-slow Internet is even more expensive, then you're in the same boat as millions of Americans. The U.S. is ranked 24th in the world for average Internet speeds.
After calling for a Bill of Rights for personal privacy and a 30-day limit for companies to report data breaches, the president continued his push for legislation in the digital world. President Obama announced yesterday that he plans on revealing new measures that could make the Internet cheaper.
He plans to write the FTC about state laws that block governments and smaller communications company from launching competing companies to established, local Internet Service Providers.
He hopes to offer grants and loans to rural ISPs to encourage competition.