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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 King View Post
    this is my current results:

    I pay around 100 dollars a month, that is for internet, telephone (including an extra fee so that I do not have to pay any costs for making actual phone calls, and cable TV (basic TV and extra TV channels).
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Soooo....

    What we have here is the internet equivalent of the old "my penis is bigger than your penis".

    yawn...

    Ask and most women will tell you it's not the size that matters, but how well you use it.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Size matters. If you look at the countries at the bottom of the list, they are the largest countries, area-wise, in the world. Creating infrastructure over an area the size of the US is much more daunting than doing it over the size of Hong Kong.
    That's fine but if you take the EU as a whole, it's download speed is faster than the USA's. The EU is a lot bigger in terms of population.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    This thread is depressing. I pay $70 a month for 24mbps. Based on speedtest.net, I usually average around 14mbps.

    I hate AT&T.
    I'm right there with you. I pay about $60 per month and I only get 14 mbps.

    Time Warner.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    I think that big US cities should have comparable internet speed to Europe. There is such a large population concentration that there should be one or more big providers that should be able to supply fast internet.

    The only lucky thing in Europe is that almost everybody has cable TV in the Netherlands and a lot of Dutch people can get their internet through their cable provider with very high speed.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    I dont really have any problems with my internet speeds. My internet does everything I do on it and seems quickly to me. I suppose DP could load in 0.000002 seconds instead of .00002 seconds but I am a patient person and i can wait those thousandsth of a second without wondering why my internet is so slow.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Soooo....

    What we have here is the internet equivalent of the old "my penis is bigger than your penis".

    yawn...

    Ask and most women will tell you it's not the size that matters, but how well you use it.
    That's just what they tell guys that are small down there...

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    That's just what they tell guys that are small down there...
    LOL!!

    Lucky me, then.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Average download speeds by country below. This is a good indicator of the state of infrastructural development in each country. Once upon a time, the United States was the most developed country in the world. Now, we lag behind almost everybody.

    In my opinion, this is an unacceptable report card. America gets an "F." We need legislative action to fix it immediately. What say you?



    *All values in mbps

    1. Hong Kong 72.06
    2. Singapore 60.76
    3. Romania 56.81
    4. South Korea 51.70
    5. Japan 42.24
    6. Sweden 40.80
    7. Lithuania 39.99
    8. Andorra 39.84
    9. Macau 39.83
    10. Netherlands 39.35
    11. Switzerland 38.82
    12. Denmark 36.54
    13. Taiwan 35.71
    14. Luxemborg 34.22
    15. Latvia 33.54
    16. Iceland 32.21
    17. Moldova 30.98
    18. Bulgaria 29.09
    19. Belgium 28.97
    20. Norway 27.29
    21. France 27.18
    22. Finland 26.63
    23. Germany 25.20
    24. Portugal 24.95
    25. Hungary 24.21
    26. Estonia 24.17
    27. Czech 23.70
    28. UK 23.48
    29. Aland 23.23
    30. Liechtenstein 23.14
    31. Israel 21.80
    32. United States 21.48
    33. Russia 21.28
    36. Canada 20.29
    44. China 16.76
    87 Italy 7.78


    **All data from ooka.com
    I don't have, so much a problem, with the download speeds, mine is 10mb, rather it's the bandwidth throttling. Whenever I try and watch a streaming movie, I have to set it to the lowest resolution and still get problems with buffering and choppy content. But if I run a speed test or watch Network activity, my ISP is only letting me use 1-2mb of my download speed potential. Some of it's because of the Video providers, not allowing a faster connection.

    The problem isn't with the ISP's, as much as it's with the content providers. Netflix recently has lowered their delivery speed to the point of causing people problems watching. MY downloads on most large files is similar at 1-2mb per second, which is all I usually get out of my 10mb connection to Brighthouse.

    It wouldn't matter if I had 50mb download, nothing is coming to me faster than the content provider is allowing. That's where the bottleneck is occurring.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I think that big US cities should have comparable internet speed to Europe. There is such a large population concentration that there should be one or more big providers that should be able to supply fast internet.

    The only lucky thing in Europe is that almost everybody has cable TV in the Netherlands and a lot of Dutch people can get their internet through their cable provider with very high speed.
    We don't. I live in Dallas, where we have 7 million people, and my download speed is 14 or 15 mbps.

    The problem is we have local monopolies. I can only get Time Warner, that's the only provider in my area. They have no incentive to make my internet any faster, and my bills go up every year. What's the difference to them? I either pay up and shut up, or I go without any internet at all..... they're the only choice.

    You either need a free market system with open competition, OR you need the government to step in and mandate that they get their butts in gear. The American system is the worst of both worlds.

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