259063 story How Much Does a New Internet Cost? 446 Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Sunday August 19, 2007 @07:41PM from the someone-call-al-gore dept. wschalle writes "Given the recent flurry of articles concerning ISP over subscription, increasing bandwidth needs, and lack of infrastructure spending on the part of cable companies, I'm forced to wonder, what is the solution? How much would a properly upgraded internet backbone cost? How long would it take to make it happen? Will the cable companies step up before Verizon's FiOS becomes the face of broadband in America?"