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Population Density 6480/km2

Ah yep.
Saying that asian countries have higher population densities and thus easier to build infrastructure just doesn't hold water. In major american cities and in southern Canada the population density is just as high and it should be just as easy to build infrastructure to balance the books, its ONLY rural areas where population density provides any real barrier to building infrastructure.
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Im pretty happy with mine

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what plan is that tag
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Im pretty happy with mine

High download speed is useless when your upload speed is lacking. When a lot of users are on your network at the same time your high download speed will crawl to a halt.
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My ISP offers 1,000Mbps fiber, but it's $349/mo. I'm content with my 50 up/down for $69/mo.
Edited by bavarianblessed - 3/8/11 at 4:15pm
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Interesting. But it's all about data infrastructure. Some countries have it, others don't. Others have even less. I would say that for 99.5% of the slob population in the US, current service speeds do satisfy demand, as stated by that Verizon douche. But that doesn't excuse the fact that no ISP is really breaking ground on seriously advancing the data infrastructure before it's too late. I think over the last 2 years, ISP's like Comcast and AT&T were making record PROFIT since business inception--essentially raking in money from consumers, but not reinvesting it to further the architecture.

Anyhoo, it's just the < 0.5% of the population (aka enthusiasts) that whines that their connections speeds aren't fast enough, despite being faster than 99.5% of the population. Honestly, other than maybe Steam and Windows Updates, what single internet-based service can really support super-fast speeds that get close to a connection max? (yes, I understand that it goes back to the general problem with the situation).

I do, however, think internet service packages are far too expensive for what is provided--there's no arguing that that needs to be fixed, and progress should be made toward expanding the current data infrastructure. I could just care less if I have more than my 16mbps connection currently. The thing that ISP's seem to think is that we'll never outgrow our current usage, which is preposterous.
    
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I think the next country my wife and I move to will be either HK or Singapore... I don't want internet speeds to be a factor but..........

Beats The Philippines! I pay $40 a month... it's unlimited but, how much could I DL at this speed lol BTW, this is the fastest plan available!



i'm downloading a 100kb/s right now and i'm complaining
Here in Canada with Teksavvy it's 4meg with a 300GB cap but much lower since i'm using a indie ISP.
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what plan is that tag
Optus fusion 500GB $109 + $20 speedpack. (DOCSIS 3 modem)

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High download speed is useless when your upload speed is lacking. When a lot of users are on your network at the same time your high download speed will crawl to a halt.
No it actually doesnt, the WORST ive ever seen it (after a modem reboot) was like 30 something Mbit. It does start to slow down after downloading a bit and that is easily resolved by rebooting the modem router which then it goes back up to 80-100mbit.

It would be nice to have a faster upload speed but it really doesnt mean that much, I can torrent or dl from ATI at about 8MB/sec most of the time.
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My ISP offers 1,000Mbps fiber, but it's $349/mo. I'm content with my 50 up/down for $69/mo.
wow and I thought $65 a month was a lot.
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Comparing Japan to USA is like apples and oranges imo.
     
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