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Posted 2/28/15 , edited 2/28/15


That link is most likely false, I highly doubt North korea have faster internet then most other countries...
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I'm in the UK and it's 9pm.
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I know. The US ranks are #27 for overall speed in the world ( Here's two lists http://www.netindex.com/download/allcountries/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Internet_connection_speeds ) . Most countries that beat us are in europe and southeast asia. The US, for number of users, we rank 2nd for raw number of users ( http://www.internetlivestats.com/internet-users-by-country/ ), but when it comes to percent of each nation's population with internet penetration, we rank about 29th.

http://www.internetworldstats.com/top25.htm

Here's another list for top speeds by Forbes, though I doubt this one accounts for the average across the board http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eglg45gmmml/no-10-finland-17/

If you check out this list, we're number 20 for cost of broadband:

http://www.netindex.com/value/allcountries/

And we don't even seem to show when I click on cost per Mbps....

Anyway, here's a few more links to sift through when thinking about the average cost...

http://royal.pingdom.com/2013/03/12/broadband-prices/
(looking at the list here, ours offers for "broadband" which can vary as to speed in and of itself, is relatively similar to european prices in nations with better internet overall, adjusted for average cost of living/ average incomes)

Another nice infographic..

http://gizmodo.com/5390014/internet-speeds-and-costs-around-the-world-shown-visually

and maybe you can make heads or tails out of this:
http://newamerica.net/publications/policy/the_cost_of_connectivity_2013

The european users posting their speeds just reinforces the message in other ways that the US, in fact, has shittier internet and a lot of the european nations that our conservative base is so afraid we'll have to "suffer" from.

Again, I get fucking 3Mbps when I'm at home and apparently 10Mbps at work, yet I have to pay $64 for this shitty service that stutters and stops and can't even stream to a TV decently. (you can imagine how pissed I've been when I go out to get the amazon fire product for my mother for Xmas only to find out that with the best connections she can get here, she still can't use it. And we're sandwiched right fucking in the middle of Philadelphia and NYC. It's not like we're in "land of no one but ice and polar bears" Alaska... )
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serifsansserif wrote:

Again, I get fucking 3Mbps when I'm at home and apparently 10Mbps at work, yet I have to pay $64 for this shitty service that stutters and stops and can't even stream to a TV decently. (you can imagine how pissed I've been when I go out to get the amazon fire product for my mother for Xmas only to find out that with the best connections she can get here, she still can't use it. And we're sandwiched right fucking in the middle of Philadelphia and NYC. It's not like we're in "land of no one but ice and polar bears" Alaska... )


So after some research the sad part is that your speed is slower then Alaska's average according to an Akami that examined the first quarter of 2014 (I don't think they have a more recent one but I did not search to see if they did). Alaska had an average of 7.0 Mbps and were the slowest in the US. While Virginia (where I live) according to that same report had the fastest in the US with an average of 13.7 Mbps.

So you know something must be wrong if you are slower then the average download speed of Alaska (who again had an average of 7 Mbps in Q1 2014). The question now is how much were Alaska residents paying (on average) for that speed. If anyone wants to read the report this article provides a link to it.
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Posted 2/28/15 , edited 2/28/15



or well a little closer to home its:



It costs about £48 a month.

Needless to say I'm irate at the low upload speeds.
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Posted 2/28/15
This is Saturday around 7:30


This is the speed I should get.

but the majority of the time it's throttled down to 10mbps, which is only a 5th of the speed I'm paying for.

it's also really expensive.

and most of america couldn't even buy this tier. most of america sits at 7mbps max, and will be throttled down to 1/4mbps the majority of the time they would actually be on.

I'll try to remember to update this with a peak hour/heavy usage stat
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Posted 2/28/15

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That link is most likely false, I highly doubt North korea have faster internet then most other countries...


I disagree, did you look at the number of unique IP addresses? North Korea only has 48. And they're probably all fast military sites that are funded by the government.
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Posted 2/28/15 , edited 2/28/15

Hehaho1830 wrote:


TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:



That link is most likely false, I highly doubt North korea have faster internet then most other countries...


I disagree, did you look at the number of unique IP addresses? North Korea only has 48. And they're probably all fast military sites that are funded by the government.


North Korea even being listed there is a big mystery that should tell you that the source isn't worth trusting due to the fact that North Korean internet goes through a connection to China meaning that the ISP and all tracking of their internet would simply just appear online as Chinese... But them claiming North Korean internet to be among the fastest is a big fat joke and should kill off all validation they had.
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*crawls under my bed and cries*
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This has shown me that I am getting screwed on my internet... I pay for 6 mg dl and i get 5 never even close 6 and pay $54 i have the best package offered in my area that doesn't cost according to usage. We have two companies that control everything around me.
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£24 per month. Dorset (South west England)

Can we also note that how your home network is set up plays a role in how fast your connection speed is, not just your line speed. This speed is using a Ethernet wired set up. From Wifi I get at best 25-50% of that.
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TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

That link is most likely false, I highly doubt North korea have faster internet then most other countries...


It's really hard to keep an accurate tab on that country's figures in general, so the information listed there about its internet connectivity should be taken with a grain of salt the size of a small home. Notice that while the site I linked to traces pretty much the entire rest of the world's figures on a quarterly basis over the course of the better part of a decade the DPRK's quarterly figures aren't there. It's also worth noting that internet penetration in the DPRK is very low, with the general public's access to global networks being tightly restricted and heavily censored. So even assuming the DPRK does have such a high average connection speed almost no one is benefiting from it.

This isn't an index I'm willing to die on a hill for, though. I haven't much experience in terms of reliable sources for global internet connectivity figures. If you've a better one I will look at it.

Edit: I saw yours, Serif, but I thought Omega might have yet more.
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