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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    We should be the best in the world, and we aren't. That's not acceptable.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    What exactly is 70 mbs going to get me that I don't get with 21 mb?

    I can upload email, stream HD movies and use SIP based software for phones at the same time during the busy network hours of 11 am to 3 pm local time and I do that with 20 mb down and 3mb up consistently. Given that websites, routers and most servers which have high traffic already throttle inbound traffic and load balance to provide a more consistent experience, what is 70mb going to give me other than a larger bill?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    What exactly is 70 mbs going to get me that I don't get with 21 mb?

    I can upload email, stream HD movies and use SIP based software for phones at the same time during the busy network hours of 11 am to 3 pm local time and I do that with 20 mb down and 3mb up consistently. Given that websites, routers and most servers which have high traffic already throttle inbound traffic and load balance to provide a more consistent experience, what is 70mb going to give me other than a larger bill?
    THE WORLD, Baby, Yeah!

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    We should be the best in the world, and we aren't. That's not acceptable.
    So faster download to you equals "best".

    There's your problem.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    THE WORLD, Baby, Yeah!

    You could have the whole WIDE world and not just your Hemispherical version of it.
    I don't want nor need the whole wide world.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    What exactly is 70 mbs going to get me that I don't get with 21 mb?

    I can upload email, stream HD movies and use SIP based software for phones at the same time during the busy network hours of 11 am to 3 pm local time and I do that with 20 mb down and 3mb up consistently. Given that websites, routers and most servers which have high traffic already throttle inbound traffic and load balance to provide a more consistent experience, what is 70mb going to give me other than a larger bill?
    What's a car gonna give you that a horse won't? What's an HD TV gonna do that a regular TV can't? Give me a break. If we all have gigabit internet (1000 mbps, which is what Google Fiber is offering) then you don't think there would be content developed for it?

    It's called making technical progress, and it used to be what we did better here in America than anywhere else in the world. Then we got fat and lazy and content.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    So faster download to you equals "best".

    There's your problem.
    Faster > Slower.

    Any more brain busters?

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I don't want nor need the whole wide world.
    LOL

    My internet usage is: A few websites for writers, Amazon and Smashwords, Debate politics, school based research sources, wikipedia, and sometimes Youtube.

    Really - not much which is kind of pathetic. I don't email much or watching movies and shows, blah blah. I sort of do the same things every time I sit down. My net usage has actually dropped in the last year.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    What's a car gonna give you that a horse won't? What's an HD TV gonna do that a regular TV can't? Give me a break. If we all have gigabit internet (1000 mbps, which is what Google Fiber is offering) then you don't think there would be content developed for it?
    I have a car, it goes 100 miles an hour and I only need it to go 70. You're telling me I should have access to a car that goes 250 mph. I don't want it nor do I need it. Live within your means instead of wasting resources.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    It's called making technical progress, and it used to be what we did better here in America than anywhere else in the world. Then we got fat and lazy and content.
    You remind me of idiots I deal with in the public. The midsized business owner says he wants a full gigabit network end to end and is shocked when I tell him that all the PC's on his prem that he has have gigabit network cards in them, yet the PC itself cannot push that much data, nor can all the PC's on his network. He's adamant that he wants everything gigabit and is then shocked about the cost to pull fiber. He's shocked further about putting in high availability redundant connections for failover.

    Technical progress is great - no one wants to pay for gigabit. The ignorance is not knowing how the internet backbone works - not just in the US but around the world. That because 70mb is faster than 20mb doesn't make it better especially when it's not needed. All you end up doing is paying more... and for companies that own those networks people like you who pay more for usage they don't come close to maxing out, is soooo good for business.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Faster > Slower.

    Any more brain busters?
    Ignorance is bliss...
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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