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How fast are you?

Post by Ecnailla » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:05 pm

2009 internet statstic

Avg broadband speed by country according to Internet World stats:

USA: 4.8mbps
France: 17.6mbps
Sweden: 18.2mbps
Finland: 22mbps
Korea: 46mbps
Japan: 61mbps

Japan is a badass, but what I want to know is why those jerks in France are more than 3 times faster than us.

Canada wasn't on the list. I'm guessing they still use dial up or they just leach a wireless signal from their neighbor (The US) .

SCREW HEALTHCARE - I want 61mbps.

I found you can rent a OC48 line, which is 2,488mbps - which kicks the crap out of Japan....It will set you back about $15,000-$60,000 a month.
At those speeds you could down load a full tera in less than a min. (I'm gonna need a few more seeders...)

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Post by Arlan » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:34 pm

I've got 6mbps DSL, faster than the average here, but everyone else is kicking my ass.

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Post by Elvenbane » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:13 pm

I remember about 5 years ago you could get a 100Mbps line in china for $100USD/mth
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Post by Lealla » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:41 am

The US is way behind the rest of the developed world in Internet penetration for one reason: cost. Broadband providers can't be bothered to run lines into rural and underdeveloped areas of the country because the return on investment doesn't justify it.

As to why we don't have faster broadband for those who can get it? Well, FIOS is supposedly on its way around the country, but it's a big country... Yeah, we kinda suck though.

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Post by Guenever » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:48 pm

Hehe... Lealla said penetration.

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Post by Gnomerman » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:40 am

omg he did!


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