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United States falls to 31st place in global broadband speed list

By Shawn Knight
Nov 27, 2013
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  1. If you live in the United States and think you have access to a fast broadband connection, think again. That’s because 30 countries have faster Internet connections on average than the US according to the latest statistics from Speedtest.net.

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  2. r8bwp

    r8bwp TS Enthusiast Posts: 32

  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

    I'm glad you think it is funny, that not everyone has the same option.
     
  4. Wow, congrats to the top five.
    my ISP (globe telecom, philippines) was rumored to to provide 10mbps minimum speed at no additional cost to the consumers. well, it did not happen but at least the minimum speed was upgraded to 1mbps.
     
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,566   +2,373

    Because download speed is a serious and pressing issue in world affairs...
     
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  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

    Not even relevant to my comment. I was commenting about how someone with an option, could laugh at those who don't have the option. As if those who don't have the option but yet don't want to look "lol", could magically get what they wanted somehow. I don't see how you could bring "world affairs" to the table. But since you mention it! World affairs has nothing to do with upgrading or innovation, when the industry is comfortable with the majority already paying them.

    Edit:
    Just look at all the bright lights across the USA, they have very little reason to upgrade. When they know people will only pay so much for a connection. And those paying (that would pay) for a connection are likely already paying for a connection. Upgrading the system would simply be a free upgrade. The industry doesn't like giving free upgrades.
     
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,561   +862

    Im fairly happy with 10 mbps. (about 1 MB/s) its fast enough to do pretty much everything I need.
    Its the UPLOAD speed that I want to be faster.
     
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  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,566   +2,373

    cliffordcooley I misunderstood you're original reply; took it to mean something else entirely.
     
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  9. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    I don't think the USA will lead in anything again that is not defence/national security related.
     
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  10. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 494   +126

    The top 30 listed have a total land area of 4,192,356km squared, the united states has 9,826,675km squared with a very spread out population. The fast us and Russia and Canada are as high up as we are on the list (though the other two have much smaller and less spread out populations) its pretty amazing. I am happy with speed I get which is only have the USA's score. I have absolutely no need for anything faster and prob never will.
     
  11. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 715   +184

    You come across as a malcontent
     
  12. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 715   +184

    Welfare
     
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  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

    Possibly true!

    malcontent
    Because I don't see an established order and our fine government is only making things worse.
     
  14. Good ol Canada, some of the highest prices around for some of the slowest speeds. (n)
     
  15. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,324   +711

    Speed isn't the biggest issue - *access* is. When over 20% of the US population has no broadband options other than incredibly limited satellite or 3G then something is very wrong. Every tin shack in the developing world seems to have cheap, unlimited internet now.
     
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  16. Stupid list, because Hong Kong and Singapore are basically a city, which puts Romania in #1, which is quite surprising if you ask me.
     
  17. Raoul Duke wrote: "welfare"

    You mean DEBT....
     
  18. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    Welcome to the third world, US! ;)
     
  19. "The top 30 listed have a total land area of 4,192,356km squared, the united states has 9,826,675km squared with a very spread out population"

    That size of the country is just a lame excuse, since most of the USA is desserts and forests. Even in a highly populated country like the Netherlands, you're **** out of luck if you live like 3 km away from any town. When you research for example glass fiber, you'll discover that many countries are way ahead of the USA of introducing fiber in CITIES.
     
  20. "I don't think the USA will lead in anything again that is not defence/national security related."

    I had a dream the other night where the U.S. became a nation based on and controlled by security. Selling security to nations that actually have their own moneys and such.
     
  21. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

    What kind of a day did you have, that would lead to dreaming (or nightmare) about national security?
     
  22. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,566   +2,373

    He probably made the mistake of cracking open a political magazine and following it up with a small dose of evening news. A potent cocktail, if ever there were one.
     
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  23. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

    I wonder if the writer are always stoned. I couldn't imagine writing on that topic and not be.
     
  24. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,566   +2,373

    It's the only way to channel that kind of creativity, really. There's a saying in the industry; something to the effect of "where there's weed, there's a story to read."
     

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