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Why broadband in North America is NOT slow

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 4 years ago


An anonymous reader writes "An article written in response to that study regarding how far behind the rest of the word the US and Canada are with regards to broadband internet. It basically tears it apart and shows why the US and Canada are actually far ahead of most of the european countries. It has a canadian slant, but is interesting!"
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SBC/ broadband (1)

dalemay (763931) | more than 4 years ago | (#31386414)

In the year 2001 Yahoo and SBC (AT&T) join forces and created the broadband network that I've used since the beginning. The bill is added to my phone bill, so it makes one less bill I have to deal with. The service offers Yahoo Plus, virus protection, and AP news. Cable is faster, but I have kept the phone DSL service. I don't know if service anywhere else in the world is faster or better. All I know is that it works for me. d_may

Advertised speed isn't always that much slower (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31387186)

Perhaps I shouldn't be feeding the trolls, but...

My ISP (Optimum Online by Cablevision, in Rockland County, NY) is not only fast, but is in fact just as fast as they advertise. At my home we have the basic tier (15 Mb/s down, 2 Mb/s up advertised) and at my business we have Optimum Online Boost (30 Mb/s down, 5 Mb/s up advertised). My average download speed at home according to is 14.5 Mb/s down, 1.75 Mb/s up, and that's over 802.11n with another computer seeding Bittorrent transfers. At work with a barely used server I get around 30-35 Mb/s down, 5-6 Mb/s up. That's how good companies do.

This article is one of the biggest trolls I've ever seen.

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