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In France it is less than 56kbps.

What the... really? Do countries set out the minimum speeds they want to be provided to their netizens?
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What the... really?

Yeah, but that's only in some isolated places in the countryside.

Government is working on providing 3-5 Mbps for everyone as of 2014 onwards. Personally I'm rocking 100 Mbps. biggrin.gif
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What the... really? Do countries set out the minimum speeds they want to be provided to their netizens?

Yeah they do.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority here have defined "minimum broadband speeds" provided to every houseold to be 256kb/s as per the National Telecom Policy set like 6 years ago. Nothing has changed since then. This year's policy called for minimum speeds to be doubled to 512kb/s but that hasn't even seen the light of day yet. Private ISPs slap on ludicrous data caps post which speeds get throttled to 256. If you take a typical "unlimited" plan for example, its like 2mb/s with a data cap of 10gb for 18$ a month after which its still unlimited @ 256kb/s sozo.gif

And this is for the urban parts of the country. Don't even get me started on remote places.
Edited by PunkX 1 - 8/31/12 at 12:19pm
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India biggrin.gif
i have 4mbps speed biggrin.gif
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I have 4Mbps in the UK, and that's because BT wants to keep their precious contract with teh school 5 min's walk away because they need quite a few FTTP cables.
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This is my speed coming from a 3rd world country...

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Everyone move to Zodac's.

lachen.gif Lmao!
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Everyone move to Zodac's.

lachen.gif Lmao!
I was not aware zodac had superfast internet.
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I love when people talk about countries as tiny as Ireland (about 84,431 square miles ... about the size of Indiana) and compare them to the United States (about 3,794,083 square miles ... about 45 times as large as Ireland).

Good for Ireland WANTING a minimum of 30mb/sec internet speed. Now if they and the other PIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain) could just manage to have money to actually PAY for what they want.
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Now if they and the other PIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain) could just manage to have money to actually PAY for what they want.

Yeah, they did a great mess with the Euro.
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