Originally Posted by Nemesis158;13405511
We already are in the 3rd world of the digital revolution. Japan and south korea have an average home broadband speed of ~75Mbps or more, their network infrastructure is NEVER Congested, and they keep innovating and bringing higher speeds to their people. Here in the US, we are almost 15th in the world for home broadband, when we should be in the top 5. Our average home broadband speed is approaching 6Mbps at a snails pace, and our infrastructure is ALWAYS highly congested. Yet for some stupid reason our ISPs think that the answer to congestion is to charge people more money, rather than use the huge sums of money they already make to innovate, improve and upgrade their networks. it sickens me
A few months ago, Korea announced they would be phasing 100Mb/s service out because it was too slow and obsolete. Their new plan to be implemented is to bring 1Gb/s to as many places as possible, and also add 54Mb/s WiMAX service, so even if you are in the country, you will have total access.
Japan and Korea, among others, have given up on "broadband" because it is in essence, obsolete, and are moving towards a proper and full Fiber Optic solution, with WiMAX to fill the gaps. Our countries seem to be content in pretending DSL is some kind of grail, and of giving the rights to provide service to whatever corporate carpetbagger shows up with payola to the legislators - rather than companies that actually know and have skill in providing such services.
And really, most of the country doesn't even have DSL, not just because there are people living in poverty, but because the providers simply do not care to provide service unless they can thrift on their infrastructure.
Other countries - they see this as a requirement of progress, and are doing everything possible to make sure they are cutting edge. Here, it's all about the gold clubs, boozefests, massive yachts, high priced prostitutes, and trying to outdo the characters that ran Adelphia down the tubes.