Lack of competition
Cox Cable is unilaterally imposing a data cap on their already expensive and poor quality cable internet service in Santa Barbara. As a Santa Barbara consumer, there’s not much you can do about it. They are the only game in town when it comes to broadband internet and they only offer two plans.
Our community needs to move beyond the stranglehold of that monopoly as soon as possible. Our world class community needs world-class internet in order to retain more of our locally grown entrepreneurs, provide professional opportunities that pay well enough for our young people to afford to stay here, and facilitate the growth of our innovative local companies.
The reason we don’t have better internet is simple – lack of competition.