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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 clownboy View Post
    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.
    There are pockets in the United States that are faster than anywhere on earth. Hence, google fiber. But the vast, vast majority don't have access to gigabit internet. The vast majority are like my sorry ass here in Dallas, stuck with Time Warner's copper bullcrap at 15mbps max.

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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.
    That was not my experience, having resided in a couple apartments, a home and visited many homes. They use crappy hot water radiators that have virtually no effect. I would sleep up against one and still needed to sleep in a jacket.

    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,
    Having lived in Europe for a couple years, that was not my experience.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    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
    Hell yeah!

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That was not my experience, having resided in a couple apartments, a home and visited many homes. They use crappy hot water radiators that have virtually no effect. I would sleep up against one and still needed to sleep in a jacket.
    America doesn't have poor folks? LMAO I've traveled all across this trailer park infested land, you're telling me those guys have it better than your buddies in Sweden?

    No way.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    I swear, I think only Helix understands the problem. It's not an ISP malfunction with slow downloads, it's the content providers and large carriers controlling the internet speed as a whole.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    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
    There is no telecom competition in Europe, at least Sweden. It's state owned and one buys it or goes without.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Having lived in Europe for a couple years, that was not my experience.
    Then your experience disagrees with my experience. The only places in the USA worth living in are Chicago and New York City. Maybe San Francisco as well. And that's because those are our most European cities.... they're walkable, have good subway systems, have public areas like parks, etc.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    America doesn't have poor folks? LMAO I've traveled all across this trailer park infested land, you're telling me those guys have it better than your buddies in Sweden?

    No way.
    I was a grad student, with a nice income. I lived in the better areas of Helsingborg and Lund. The housing was circa-1950 US.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    There is no telecom competition in Europe, at least Sweden. It's state owned and one buys it or goes without.
    And it's twice as fast as back here in the US of A.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?




    I pay $60 a month and theoretically have up to 100MB down and 50 up. Don't ever see that on individual PCs - these are pretty much typical numbers.
    More is always welcome but right now I have no problem streaming video to PCs or my TV, doing online backups or with online gaming.
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