Yeah, so what. 'Merica!
No, this is ridiculous
I'm worthless and weak for clicking here
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Internet speed, on the other hand, is straight-up infrastructure. If you don't get what I mean..... we live in the information age, and in an information and tech-driven economy. Businesses need bandwidth to optimally function. The more bandwidth residential customers have, the more content businesses can offer them.
That's kind of how it works with infrastructure. If you improve it, you improve the entire economy. Not so with water radiators or whatever. Americans are spending their money on worthless appliances, Europeans are spending money on things that will actually pay for themselves and improve quality of life, create jobs, etc.
While there are some nice areas (some nicer than others), I don't think I saw anything that would convince me to live there rather than in the US.
As far as general consumer options go, the US is light years ahead of Europe.
"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her." -- G.K. Chesterton
European cities are much more pleasing, European women are more beautiful and cultured, travel within the continent is more interesting, the history is more interesting, people are actually healthy and not fat car-driving slobs like here, they don't start stupid wars.... it's just better all around.
America is a sloppy, dirty country filled with stupid people and the whole place is driven by corporate greed and consumerism. No thank you.
They have the same problems we do with the last mile in remote areas. What you're seeing is the tendancy of europeans to cluster up, live on top of one another, whereas here we're more spread out.
In order to ensure the reliable flow of traffic on the Internet, broadband companies strike so-called “peering” agreements in which they agree to carry each other’s traffic.
The actual transfer of data takes place at a handful of “interconnection” hubs around the globe. These are large facilities — sometimes called “telecom carrier hotels” — where companies like Verizon and AT&T can physically share space with other bandwidth providers and Internet companies to exchange traffic under one roof.
Netflix Peering Dispute with Verizon is Slowing Service | TIME.com
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
break up the telcom and cable industries into smaller parts, and watch competition solve the problem. oh, and one other thing :
DO NOT LET THE ****ING ****ERS RE-CONSOLIDATE IN 20 DAMNED YEARS, CAUSING THE EXACT SAME PROBLEMS TO HAPPEN AGAIN