An exe internet provider is trying to change that.
Exede is offering a new service that promises to help people avoid paying for a traditional cable subscription and instead get a local connection at a fraction of the cost.
It’s the first such service for a company that’s trying to compete against the entrenched cable companies that dominate the internet.
ExeInternet founder and chief executive James J. White said he wants to bring “a better, more affordable, more reliable internet to every household in America.”
The idea, he said, is that consumers can get access to “a whole host of services and services that aren’t in the traditional model.”
Exe says its service is a version of a new class of internet service called “fast lanes,” which promise to provide more speeds and better data speeds than traditional internet providers.
The new service will be rolled out nationwide this month, with plans starting at $99 a month.
White hopes the service will help people who don’t have cable but would like to try out other internet services, like streaming video, or those who need a little extra money to get connected.
Excecute’s service comes as the U.S. faces the greatest concentration of internet traffic in the world, according to the American Library Association.
Internet providers are spending more on marketing to lure consumers into paying for their services, which can run as much as a third of a household’s income.
Excessively long lines can cost companies as much money as a $50 haircut.
Exemption from paying for the traditional internet has been around for years.
It was used to subsidize phone services and internet access for some Americans who couldn’t afford cable television or high-speed Internet.
In many cases, those customers didn’t have to pay for anything.
However, the U,S.
Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that it was illegal to subsidise the internet at the same time as paying for cable television, which was a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
Exceptions to that law include when the service is free to consumers, for a limited period of time or for a set period of service.
For example, the federal government subsidizes a broadband internet service in a rural area, which is generally the same as cable.
Existing regulations exempt internet service from the subsidy law, however.
The U.K. government subsidises the internet for people living in rural areas.
In the U-K., a new program that was supposed to allow rural residents to opt out of the subsidy is set to launch in the coming weeks.