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US and Canada are third world Countries when it comes to Internet Speed
10-24-2015, 04:08 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:Fiber speeds in Europe averaged 66.57 Mbps, compared to 41.35 Mbps. Europe's cable operators delivered the fastest performance of all, averaging 66.57 Mbps, comfortably ahead of the U.S. figure of 25.48 Mbps.

the cheapest available services in the 30-100 Mbps range were between 21 percent and 38 percent cheaper in the EU than in the U.S., while the best deals on services promising over 100 Mbps were between 13 and 34 percent cheaper in the EU than in the U.S. More: http://www.itworld.com/article/2996825/e...onest.html
Canadian internet and cell makes the US look like paradise, and the US is absolutely embarrassing third world shit compared to Finland and Europe.
Providers play a bandwidth game there, that is truly meaningless. That's not how it works. They want people to believe it's like some analog water pipe that can only handle so much water. Use more and get charged. What a ripoff. Fiber optics can handle anything you throw at it. It's surprising more people are not ballistic about it, but corporations count on your stupidity to line their wallet.
Canada is the worst place I've ever been in terms of cost and benefit ratio.
I really hope this new PM busts those monopolies right the hell up.
If not he's Harper II.
Great country and people, shitty costly internet and cell service. The US has no excuse, they spend all their money on a never ending foo foo war on "terrorism"
None left over for decent internet infrastructure. The open ended war against an enemy that doesn't exist in the first place has left bridges and highways crumbling, let alone worry about decent internet.

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10-24-2015, 04:42 PM #2
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Don't worry, Google is gonna save us! Google Fiber will give us all 1G speeds!

Trust

Obey

Consume

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10-24-2015, 05:11 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Yeah so those douche bags can monitor everything. LOL@ techies who take those jobs and end up monitoring websites for breaches of Adsense rules.
Dumbasses.
The time is so ripe for them to fall, there are no words for it.
Not like they are
Superior.
All they do is weed out sites that don't conform, or, god forbid; tell the truth.

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10-24-2015, 05:53 PM #4
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I wouldn't doubt it. In Victoria BC back in 2002 one nite downloading music from Napster. Remember Napster? I was downloading some live music when my speed changed to over 100 MBPS. It was just smoking. The download. I believe Victoria is a trunk line entrance into Canada. The IP must have been tweaking the bandwidth at the time.

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10-24-2015, 06:26 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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No internet provider here has a data cap, you just pay for how fast you want it. In bigger cities you pay under 20 euros per month for 100Mbps unlimited internet.

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10-24-2015, 06:27 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Napster... Oh gawd. I recall staying up all night to monitor a download of one song.



I used to love that band, played the record so many time that it's nickname was skip.

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10-24-2015, 06:29 PM #7
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(10-24-2015, 06:26 PM)Octo Wrote:  No internet provider here has a data cap, you just pay for how fast you want it. In bigger cities you pay under 20 euros per month for 100Mbps unlimited internet.

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And it's true 100Mbps unlimited, no asterisks, no bullshit.

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10-24-2015, 06:36 PM #8
Kreeper Griobhtha
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They play the bandwidth game so they can charge more for higher speeds. Then, when enough people cut the cable, they will have an excuse to impose bandwidth limits. Remember, internet providers are also cable tv providers. They are going to get their money one way or another.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
10-25-2015, 04:58 AM #9
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(10-24-2015, 06:29 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(10-24-2015, 06:26 PM)Octo Wrote:  No internet provider here has a data cap, you just pay for how fast you want it. In bigger cities you pay under 20 euros per month for 100Mbps unlimited internet.

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And it's true 100Mbps unlimited, no asterisks, no bullshit.

Wow. I'm seriously envious. Finally got AT&T's so-called optic out here in the boonies where I live ~ 16230kbps ~ it's better than the old DSL (which was 25% of what I'm getting now) but still nothing compared to 100Mbps.

Funny thing, they advertise 18000kbps and the best they could get me was the 16230 ~ I watch it like a hawk and call 'em when it falls off.

Stingy mofos.
10-25-2015, 11:10 AM #10
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I know of no other business that operates like that. They should not be able to advertise speeds they don't deliver.

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10-25-2015, 03:59 PM #11
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(10-25-2015, 11:10 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  I know of no other business that operates like that. They should not be able to advertise speeds they don't deliver.

True dat, but whatcha' gonna' do?

I truly live out in the sticks. I can watch the service go down every time someone else in the neighborhood gets a damned Roku. It's like shoving another straw into the pitcher of beer.

I'm just thankful I've got what I got and that it's decently reliable. It's unreal how much crap is running an internet connection these days. I've got the good stuff wired, and I run both 5ghz & 2.4ghz wifi ~ I would still like more, (re:bandwidth/faster) without a doubt.
10-25-2015, 05:43 PM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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The CRTC study 'SamKnows' is looking for Canadian volunteers to help measure speeds.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on...e24547767/

https://www.samknows.com/
10-25-2015, 07:28 PM #13
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"Bell, Bell Aliant, Cogeco, Eastlink, MTS, Northwestel, Rogers, Shaw, Telus and Videotron as participating ISPs."

Don't they all rent the towers from Bell or Telus? Essentially there's not much real competition when one or two companies have a monopoly.
Keeps prices way to high in comparison to most Western countries.

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10-25-2015, 07:46 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I think once the CRTC gets involved - the times they may be a changing...maybe.



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