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I take it you've never lived in mississippi, south carolina, tennessee, or any state larger than a football field?
also, if you knew how hard I had to fight with my cable company to get service, you might change your mind.

Agreed. I doubt he's been outside of his town/city/state much. People with highspeed internet are the minority, and there's no way around that. Travel outside of the US and it really opens your eyes to how bad the internet is.
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I take it you've never lived in mississippi, south carolina, tennessee, or any state larger than a football field?
also, if you knew how hard I had to fight with my cable company to get service, you might change your mind.

This. I live in TN, in the city I'm in there's always access to fast internet with high caps.
If you're out in the country, good luck getting internet. In some parts you'd be lucky to get a 1mb/s connection with a 5gb cap for less than $50.
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Exactly.

In my previous residence I was 60 feet away from the cable companies junction box, after 4 months of fighting we just gave up.

Had to go with DSLl that was "5/1" but got speeds no better than dial-up (30-50kbs).

In my current residence, We had the cable company swearing up and down that we were too far away from the box, but eventually got a "re-evaluation" and a tech who was great at his job, he figured out that we were already connected to the junction and if it wasn't for him we woudl've been stuck with DSL again because it was "too far" from the cable companies junction.

smh.

Not everyone lives in a metropolitan area.
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Sorry but the modern day its very easy and simple to get high speed internet. I dont want to ehar"well some people cant get it where they live" thats BS...there are always ways to get it.

Sorry but that's utter BULL CRAP. Where I live you have 2 choices, Dial Up or Satellite. Satellite was my choice obviously but its slow as molasses not even 1mb/s and I get data capped if I reach 80% of my 17gb/month down allowance. Upload I'm allowed a whopping 5gb/month. I also have a Ping over 1000 at all times and my spot beam is heavily congested during the day. And all this greatness for only a small pittance of $86/month.

Not everyone has the connection options you think they do.
     
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Sorry but the modern day its very easy and simple to get high speed internet. I dont want to ehar"well some people cant get it where they live" thats BS...there are always ways to get it.

Sorry but that's utter BULL CRAP. Where I live you have 2 choices, Dial Up or Satellite. Satellite was my choice obviously but its slow as molasses not even 1mb/s and I get data capped if I reach 80% of my 17gb/month down allowance. Upload I'm allowed a whopping 5gb/month. I also have a Ping over 1000 at all times and my spot beam is heavily congested during the day. And all this greatness for only a small pittance of $86/month.

Not everyone has the connection options you think they do.


Ehh... are you sure Comcast doesn't serve your area? I thought I remember reading that Comcast serves 98% (or whatever percentage, a huge majority) of the US as of January 2012.
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Ehh... are you sure Comcast doesn't serve your area? I thought I remember reading that Comcast serves 98% (or whatever percentage, a huge majority) of the US as of January 2012.

I am more than sure frown.gif
     
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Ehh... are you sure Comcast doesn't serve your area? I thought I remember reading that Comcast serves 98% (or whatever percentage, a huge majority) of the US as of January 2012.

That doesn't make sense. Sounds very skewed, we don't have Comcast in our area, just Charter.
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statistics are misleading 93.6% of the time

Most rural areas still have issues with getting high-speed internet, but since the majority of people live in metropolitan areas they can claim something outlandish based on where population is concentrated.

I have comcast here as the only real high speed option, but I know people that live less then 10 miles away who are forced into satellite
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My guess? The statistic includes cable TV service. TV service availability doesn't mean internet service availability. thumb.gif
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