Is U.S. Stuck in Internet's Slow Lane? - Page 2




 
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November 12th, 2007  
mmarsh
 
 
I stand mistaken, in fact its a brand new service. Fiber to premises (FTTP) can reach speeds of 100mbs.



5.56

I'd be curious to know which service (Verizon, AT&T, etc) you use.
November 13th, 2007  
The Other Guy
 
 
The same as what happened in the world of aviation from about 1912 onward. American planes fell far behind the French, British, and Germans. We had some good racers in the 20s and 30s, but as we discovered on December 7, 1941 and in the following months, our Wildcats and Warhawks were no match for Zeros and BF-109s and were also pretty much inferior to the Spitfires and Hurricanes...

I use earthlink, and I'm satisfied, but I upgraded from Dial-up, and have never experienced anything else.
November 13th, 2007  
mmarsh
 
 
Yes but there is a clevet. The Fiber operators don't garentee a 100mbs connection solely for the internet. Usually you buy a Fiber Optic package (TV, Tel, and Internet).

In deals I see in France they are promising only 30mbs which is still better than ADSL2. The rest of the bandwidth is meant for TV and Telephone. So while it is 100mbs connection its not a dedicated 100mbs bandwidth.

The other part I'd like to know is how 5.56 is only paying $20 month. Verizon has theirs for $180 and its only a 50mbs.
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November 14th, 2007  
The Other Guy
 
 
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November 14th, 2007  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarsh
I stand mistaken, in fact its a brand new service. Fiber to premises (FTTP) can reach speeds of 100mbs.



5.56

I'd be curious to know which service (Verizon, AT&T, etc) you use.

My Internet was at first provided by Bellsouth.Net... they were just bought out by AT&T about a year ago. They just supply my Internet. My phone is still run by Bellsouth. AT&T only bought the internet side of their market. It's been fiber optic since 2003 I think.

Miami Lakes had been wired like that for a while. Nobody in the area uses DSL modems or Dial UP. Just a Fiber Optic line to the house with a CAT5 jack in the wall. I just plug my PC into the wall just like the phone.

We're one of the few areas in Miami that have Fiber Optic. They're slowly changing the entire area to work of it.


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Originally Posted by mmarsh
The other part I'd like to know is how 5.56 is only paying $20 month. Verizon has theirs for $180 and its only a 50mbs.
I just do... that's the bill. My neighbor pays the same thing. I don't have any special packages. I have basic cable and phone done by Bellsouth. hell, I don't do Caller ID or anything else like that. We used to pay $50 a month but that was dropped to $20 a month after April of 2007.
November 14th, 2007  
senojekips
 
 
Stop it!! Stop it!!

I think I'll just go and have a good old pity party. You people should be dancing in the streets. meanwhile I'm stuck in fast drying cement here at 256/64 Kb/sec. for US$55 per month.

....WAAAAAHHHH!!!!!
November 14th, 2007  
The Other Guy
 
 
would you like some molasses with your cement?
November 15th, 2007  
senojekips
 
 
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would you like some molasses with your cement?
Yeah, thanks,.... at least that will stop it setting completely, sniff....
November 18th, 2007  
A Can of Man
 
 
54Mbps... and this isn't even the capital of Indonesia.
November 19th, 2007  
The Other Guy
 
 
they up to 60 there?
 


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