U.S. lags behind in broadband infrastructure

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Re: U.S. lags behind in broadband infrastructure

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Post by DaIceMan » Thu May 01, 2008 10:05 pm

kenc51 wrote:If you have a 3Mbit + connection, who cares?
not so easy to say when the 3Mb DSL is all you have availabe, when less than 1/2 mile up the road my neighbors have the opportunity to enjoy 15Mb cable. Nothing I can do... "not enough interest" to bring it 1/2 mile further down.
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Post by vicaphit » Fri May 02, 2008 9:11 am

I understand you there. Apperently all of my neighbors enjoy their dial-up connections, because we can't even get DSL here.
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Post by skier » Fri May 02, 2008 9:50 am

well i have roadrunner 'lite', 90k down, who knows what ~k up

it relatively serves my needs, its not great on gaming though
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Re: U.S. lags behind in broadband infrastructure

Post by JuneBug » Fri May 02, 2008 5:47 pm

DaIceMan wrote:
kenc51 wrote:If you have a 3Mbit + connection, who cares?
not so easy to say when the 3Mb DSL is all you have availabe, when less than 1/2 mile up the road my neighbors have the opportunity to enjoy 15Mb cable. Nothing I can do... "not enough interest" to bring it 1/2 mile further down.
I just love how companies pull the "not enough interest" line. I bet if you went door to door and asked you would get enough people then if you took it to your ISP they would say "we are very busy and their would not be enough overall performance increase to justify running a line down the 1/2 mile".

BTW: the line "not enough interest" among other things is what led to the horrible death of the electric car, now all we have is this we're sorry car called the hybrid

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Post by /dev/null » Mon May 05, 2008 5:56 pm

skierkid450 wrote:
DMB2000uk wrote: DSL has a sharp connection speed drop off the further away you get from the exchange.

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DSL just sux :)

it's really ridiculous that Korea's infrastructure is that much better than ours
hear hear! If the commies can do it why cant we!? heh

I guess I'm just glad we're still above japan on the list.... *sigh* :)

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Post by DMB2000uk » Mon May 05, 2008 6:13 pm

/dev/null wrote:I guess I'm just glad we're still above japan on the list.... *sigh* :)
You may be above, but you are still behind. That big chunk of green on Japan's list is fiber, which equals kick ass internet connections. :axe:

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Post by martini161 » Tue May 06, 2008 2:18 pm

im not behind 8)
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Post by DX » Tue May 06, 2008 2:28 pm

I'm one of the lucky ones. I finally got fiber just a few weeks ago. And while my lag in WoW has dropped from 230ms to 180ms the pipe is now 20mb. The kids can watch videos and what not and they don't lag me to hell and back like they used to with DSL. DSL sucks the fiber is worth the extra ten bucks a month to me.
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Re: U.S. lags behind in broadband infrastructure

Post by JustinEss » Tue May 06, 2008 4:30 pm

The thing about North American countries lagging behind on internet infrastructure, particularly the United States and Canada. Is these two countries are MASSIVE. For companies to lay massive amounts of fiber gets very expensive. While in other smaller countries it's much cheaper to lay fiber.

Let's compare Canada to Denmark. Denmark has a population density of 129.16/km², while Canada has a density of 3.2/km² Which technically means they have to lay 40 times less fiber in Denmark then in Canada.

Luckily for me, the part of Canada I live in has the best internet infrastructure in the country. :)
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