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Thread: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Lol. I'll tell you honest Grimm, I had the exact same gripe as you, in Dallas, 4 years ago. I even reacted the same, and got on a pedestal about "the rest of the world is faster", and just as misguided. But it was also a much stronger gripe. 4 years ago all I could get in a Dallas, off major highway office complex, was $400/month for 1MB T1. That's what set me off. Guy out in the boonies had FIOS 100mb for $100/mo. I went crazy. I touted the same statistics too. So even though we were both wrong, I feel your pain. Carry on as far as I'm concerned and I hope you get fiber in your area soon.
    I'll bet the rural areas were more recent developments, so they laid the better options when building that infrastructure.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    What provider, because both that come up immediately for that area (TWC and ATT UVerse) show speeds three times that. Could it be the nut behind the wheel perhaps?
    Time Warner.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I pay for a 15mbps service, but always get 26mbps when I check. I can get higher, but would have to pay more. I'm pretty upset that it costs me $66/month as it is.
    And you've got that guy in Holland paying 12 Euros a month (15 bucks) getting 115 mbps.

    Yeah we're doing great over here.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Alright but why can I not get more than 15mbps when I live in downtown Dallas, population 7 million?
    You can but its gona cost you. I have a office 500yards from a main trunk line for both cable and fiber optic. I cant get them to run a line to me. I have to use fixed broadband wireless. T-1 and T-3 lines, the costs verses rewards forget about it. There are lots of marginal areas in cities were cable and fiber optic are not run because they are commercial or industrial or just plain not dense enough.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I lived there for three years as a child and moved back for two years when I was 17 and 18.
    *gong*

    I was a self realizing grad student.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    *gong*

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Time Warner.

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    Don't know if you folks pay by tier for speed. Oh I see you do. You are getting what you are paying for:

    Time Warner Cable offers six options for Internet speed. Selecting the right one for you depends on the needs of you and your home
    Speed Test | Time Warner Cable

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    So? You'll never know Sweden the way I know it. You're not Swedish.
    Your claim of esoteric knowledge appears desperate.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    And you've got that guy in Holland paying 12 Euros a month (15 bucks) getting 115 mbps.

    Yeah we're doing great over here.
    Do you have a solution?

    They were at least a decade behind us at building a media infrastructure. I would guess they started when fiber was the choice for new communications. That along with their higher population density makes it cheaper to service people. Most of our nation needs to entirely rebuild the infrastructure if we want those speeds nationwide. That is a monumental undertaking. Not something that happens in just a few years.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    And you've got that guy in Holland paying 12 Euros a month (15 bucks) getting 115 mbps.

    Yeah we're doing great over here.
    Maybe that's accurate, maybe just someone spouting bull****. He could be located in a huge apartment complex right next to the NOC. His complex may subsidize his connection. There are apartments like that around here too, they pay for the basic speeds/plan and renters can pay a little extra to get the premium plan.

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