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Average Internet Speed

I used to live in Korea. They where way ahead of America. What is so difficult about moving forward with this? Is Comcast, ATT, etc. pushing this? It seems like they are just price gauging at this point ($50/month for 12-16mbps). I cancelled my internet at my home because I couldn’t justify spending my money on this.

Google, of all people, are the only ones I see pushing forward, and they are still behind big time.

The following chart gives a sobering picture…I mean in this age doesn’t internet speed affect greatly the way we do business?

http://dailyinfographic.com/internet-speeds-around-the-world-infographic

Most latency is not in the network but in the machine - physical memory and CPU are the biggest performance bottlenecks.

Other than that, I do not want internet socialism to come to the US. They are already trying to make it less free for us - I can’t imagine what would happen if they were responsible for distributing bandwidth to us.

Let businesses who have an interest in high speed internet invest in it on their own. It will develop much better that way.

[quote]LIFTICVSMAXIMVS wrote:
Most latency is not in the network but in the machine - physical memory and CPU are the biggest performance bottlenecks.

Other than that, I do not want internet socialism to come to the US. They are already trying to make it less free for us - I can’t imagine what would happen if they were responsible for distributing bandwidth to us.

Let businesses who have an interest in high speed internet invest in it on their own. It will develop much better that way.[/quote]

It is 12x cheaper per mbps in Japan than it is here. What I am saying is that we pay so much for internet and we get almost nothing.

South Korea, for instance, by the end of 2012 will have 1gbps download speed for $38 dollars/month. I would sign up for that in a heartbeat.

The internet is subsidized in South Korea and Japan so it really isn’t that much cheaper. They pay an extremely high tax rate.

Anyway, your physical memory and CPU will not allow 1 gbit internet to be utilized to its maximum performance due to its own physical limitations.

Really, when 1Gbit internet becomes economically viable private industry will bring it about on its own.

[quote]LIFTICVSMAXIMVS wrote:
The internet is subsidized in South Korea and Japan so it really isn’t that much cheaper. They pay an extremely high tax rate.

Anyway, your physical memory and CPU will not allow 1 gbit internet to be utilized to its maximum performance due to its own physical limitations.

Really, when 1Gbit internet becomes economically viable private industry will bring it about on its own.[/quote]

South Korea’s tax rate is lower than the US…


(I found other sites that corroborate this)

Regarding physical limitations of a computer, I don’t think that is a legitimate problem anymore. Computer are so cheap and RAM is so fast (we haven’t even talked about solid state drives that all of my computers have) that those are not limiting problems anymore.