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Hong Kong is extremely dense, which is the only reason they can do this. Our internet is still bad, but we can't compare ourselves to them...
If it was just about population density, major cities in the US wouldn't have a problem reaching those numbers. At the moment the best US has got is about 1/8th of this speed and at 10x the price.

The biggest factor is GREED.

This company in HK operated for years in the red, just to get the foundation laid. Imagine if a couple of American companies got together and had that kind of forward thinking. Yea right...Picture that.
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my internet is pretty cheap

100mb/s down and 20mb/s up
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Television
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Telephony
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60 euro
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post #83 of 181
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If it was just about population density, major cities in the US wouldn't have a problem reaching those numbers. At the moment the best US has got is about 1/8th of this speed and at 10x the price.

The biggest factor is GREED.

This company in HK operated for years in the red, just to get the foundation laid. Imagine if a couple of American companies got together and had that kind of forward thinking. Yea right...Picture that.
Google. Our only hope.
But seriously, It is all about greed, and new technology costs a lot of money to implement. Us, the computer enthusiasts of the world are the minority, so isp's have no reason to upgrade until we start putting a huge toll on the system; which is probably 10-20 years as the people who grew up with computers will start buying homes.
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I am willing to pay $26 montly for 1GB/s download speeds. YouTube HD streaming would actually work! I mean REAL HD: 1080p.
    
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Jealous much?



Using netgear wgr614v9, is it slowing me down? my steam downloads only go @ 1.15mb/s >:O
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You guys have it good! Look at my crappy connection! $40 a month and all I get is 2mb a second!

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Jealous much?



Using netgear wgr614v9, is it slowing me down? my steam downloads only go @ 1.15mb/s >:O
You're getting advertised speed in Steam. You're paying for 10 megabits/sec and you're getting 1.15 megabytes/sec.
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You guys have it good! Look at my crappy connection! $40 a month and all I get is 2mb a second!

Doesn't beat mine.



Jellyous?
    
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They are never going to pull a gigabit from anything. It sounds wonderful but there is always a bottleneck at some point. They might as well just say 'unlimited speed'.

I agree, we need to get the U.S. up to speed, literally, but there are going to be few instances where anyone on this service is going to hit 125 megabytes/sec. This journalist... is a journalist. He sounds like a 10 year old kid with an XBox who's pissed off because the router mystically keeps dropping his connection everytime he picks up his 2.4GHz phone or the guy that signed up for a 1mbit connection and is angry that Netflix buffers.
Edited by pengs - 3/6/11 at 4:25pm
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Why the hell not?
Because China is better than the United States in pretty much every single area of technology that doesn't involve blowing people to smithereens?
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