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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. Try comparing apples to apples. We have so much rural **** to deal with compared to Hong Kong it's not even funny.
    Fios and Uverse and for rural, satellite, is good compared to all that.
    I'm one of those rural slobs. the only option I have is slow ass satelite DSL.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Sweden replaced all those worthless hot water radiators used in 99% of apartments (and homes even!) with modern climate control? That's nice to hear. Those people were living like 1950 America.

    Oh, wait. That didn't happen.
    I'm not an expert on home heaters except to say that I know when a room is hot or cold and I know that, having lived in Sweden, they don't have any problems heating their homes.

    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.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    lol. Try comparing apples to apples. We have so much rural **** to deal with compared to Hong Kong it's not even funny.
    Fios and Uverse and for rural, satellite, is good compared to all that.
    You don't think the EU has rural areas? The population of the EU is greater than the USA, and yet their cumulative average download time still smokes us.

    No excuses.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I'm not an expert on home heaters except to say that I know when a room is hot or cold and I know that, having lived in Sweden, they don't have any problems heating their homes.

    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.
    Bull****. Size matters and the entire EU serves [maybe] about the same number of people as we do here. We're home to the internet and we suck and throw around more data on a daily basis than you can only dream of. That satuates connections. It's nothing in a day for me to move around hundreds of gigs of data.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You've got it good. The idiots here in America don't realize the rest of the Western World passed them by 5 or 6 years ago. Not just internet speed, but quality of life in general. America's pretty much been garbage since 2008.
    I don't think I'd go quite that far. I was in Europe in 2011.

    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.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Bull****. Size matters and the entire EU serves [maybe] about the same number of people as we do here. We're home to the internet and we suck and throw around more data on a daily basis than you can only dream of. That satuates connections. It's nothing in a day for me to move around hundreds of gigs of data.
    I would have to look that up, but even if they serve the exact same number that we do.... they do it faster and better.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I don't think I'd go quite that far. I was in Europe in 2011.

    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.
    Disagree. I would move to Europe in a heartbeat. It's much better in more ways than I can count. The only reason I'm even here is because I have a job that pays me pretty well. If not for that, I'd be gone without a second thought.

    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.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I would have to look that up, but even if they serve the exact same number that we do.... they do it faster and better.
    Again, no they don't. If what you say were even remotely true the major internet businesses would all be serving from there instead of here. It's about data depth and simultaneous number of connections. The internet infrastructure in EU countries is no better than it is here.

    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.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    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
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    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

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