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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 Peter Grimm View Post
    I think there's no way you can say that the USA is more rural than Russia, since Russia has the largest landmass on earth and a good portion of it is inhospitable.
    Exactly. How many people live in those "inhospitable" places? Almost nil.


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    And yes, Novosibirsk is probably a lot tougher than Fairbanks.
    Not even close. Russia's primary east-west conduit runs right through Novosibirsk. How far does the US's main fiber optic line have to detour to get to Fairbanks?
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Correct. Some people just can't admit that the USA isn't the best at everything. Kind of funny actually.
    Oh, I freely admit we're not the best and I've been trying to explain why it's that way - besides us being just plain cheap.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I think there's no way you can say that the USA is more rural than Russia, since Russia has the largest landmass on earth and a good portion of it is inhospitable. And yes, Novosibirsk is probably a lot tougher than Fairbanks.
    um, yeah. Russia doesn't have to provide internet to areas that are inhospitable where people don't live.....
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Exactly. How many people live in those "inhospitable" places? Almost nil.


    Not even close. Russia's primary east-west conduit runs right through Novosibirsk. How far does the US's main fiber optic line have to detour to get to Fairbanks?
    Are they gonna put a spool of fiber cable on the back of a railroad and let 'er rip? Come on, how does having a railroad that runs through Novosibirsk make it easier to run internet cable out there?

    By the way, people do live out there, since the area is very resource rich.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    um, yeah. Russia doesn't have to provide internet to areas that are inhospitable where people don't live.....
    Except that people do live there. It's funny that you're trying to justify why infrastructure in the USA is no better than Russia's.

    Me: The EU has a faster average download time than the USA.
    You: The USA is more rural, that's why.

    Me: Russia is more rural than the USA, yet they have the same download time as we do.
    You: That's because it's rural and nobody lives in those areas.


    LOL.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    LOL - 1st world issue: my fast technology isn't working fast enough. Wah wah.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Except that people do live there. It's funny that you're trying to justify why infrastructure in the USA is no better than Russia's.

    Me: The EU has a faster average download time than the USA.
    You: The USA is more rural, that's why.

    Me: Russia is more rural than the USA, yet they have the same download time as we do.
    You: That's because it's rural and nobody lives in those areas.


    LOL.
    sorry charlie, I haven't made any of those claims.....
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    LOL - 1st world issue: my fast technology isn't working fast enough. Wah wah.
    yep. even the "poor" people in the 1st world are better off than most of the "rich" people in the 3rd world.

    When I was in Basrah, some of the richest Iraqis in the city lived in mud brick houses with sheet metal roofs held down by rocks
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Oh, I freely admit we're not the best and I've been trying to explain why it's that way - besides us being just plain cheap.
    The problem is we have local monopolies like the Time Warner monopoly here in Dallas. You have two choices - AT&T via the phone line or Time Warner via the copper coaxial cable. Well, you have a third choice as well - you can go without internet.

    I don't have a faster option, yet my cable bill goes up every month. Golly.

    You know why that is? Because they can. Years ago, Dallas County put out a bid to see who would get to lay down cables under the streets of Dallas. Time Warner lined the right pockets and schmoozed the right people, and they won that bid. Now, they're the only ones who have cabling in the city of dallas and nobody else can get a permit from the city to come in and offer their competing service.

    No competition = high prices and crappy service.

    Welcome to America.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    LOL - 1st world issue: my fast technology isn't working fast enough. Wah wah.
    We should be the best in the world, and we aren't. That's not acceptable.

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