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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    I really do hope it gets fixed, but with nonsense like the Comcast/Time Warner merger, that could prove problematic. My internet works well though, regardless.

    Wasn't till recently that I learned our internet was bottom of the barrel in the developed world. If things could change so the my torrents were faster, that'd be great.

    Save us, Google, save us.

    It's important to note that tiny nations and city states having quick internet is a much easier task then somewhere like the USA. Doesn't change that our internet needs help pronto.
    You know one day Google is going to end up being just as bad as Microsoft or Time Warner. But today is not that day. I agree, I hope Google can shake things up and get us all gigabit internet.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    On the whole, though, Europe smokes the US as far as being a nice place to live. Ask anyone who isn't American.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You know one day Google is going to end up being just as bad as Microsoft or Time Warner. But today is not that day. I agree, I hope Google can shake things up and get us all gigabit internet.
    Here's to hoping!
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What 5 years? When you were a child?

    I also have relatives in Sweden. One was quitting a career in geriatric hospitals because the system was so broken, cruel and becoming worse. When it comes to inter-generational justice, Sweden is among the worst. Don't be an old person there, your life WILL suck!
    At least the healthcare is free. How many Americans have been bankrupted because they have a sick kid?

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    At least the healthcare is free. How many Americans have been bankrupted because they have a sick kid?
    So you think you know something about Sweden because you lived there as a child?

    You think Europe is better because Euros say so?



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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
    No. What do you notice about all those countries on the list. Hint, when you think about public transit in this country verses other countries you begin to understand the magnitude of the faced by the internet service providers, though I will fully admit they have been at least in this country a bit slow to upgrade infrastructure and they want to switch people from paying for a pipe to paying for a bucket. But I digress. Its a bit more complicated then people first see.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    At least the healthcare is free. How many Americans have been bankrupted because they have a sick kid?
    Euros start and end bankrupt, regardless of circumstance.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    My Internet is faster than all of those and I'm in America. I get 75/50 and I could get 100mbps if I wanted. Fiber is great.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Yeah because I don't like hiding from the world, I like experiencing it. I actually enjoy the company of other people. I'm not a damn hermit that spends all day with the same 3 people and 4 hours in my car by myself.
    You're hiding from the world crammed like sardines in those manmade anthills.


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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    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.
    Which means density. European population density is much greater than US density. Density is key. There are lots of areas in the US that are not very dense, and it costs more to overcome that, especially if you go the hardwire route.
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