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Hoy
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I just read "Scientific American" (Oct. 2010) and they stated that most US citizens have slow Internett access. Is that correct? Can I ask what speed you have when up- or downloading pages?
(My speed is 15Mbits/s)

Mark McD
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Hoy wrote:

I just read "Scientific American" (Oct. 2010) and they stated that most US citizens have slow Internett access. Is that correct? Can I ask what speed you have when up- or downloading pages?
(My speed is 0.5-1.5Mb/s)

Hmmm, interesting question.  It might be that most rural areas don't have high-speed access, but areas of larger population do have it.  I know that I had to wait quite a long time, only got high-speed cable access 3 years ago... all my friends as work would make fun of me because I still used slow dial-up connection, but they lived close to Boston, a major cosmopolitan city... I live about 40 miles away out in the "boonies" (i.e. a small rural town), and the cable companies are slow to bring these services to areas of low population.

Googled and found this article.  I'm surprised, I would have guessed that a higher percentage of US citizens are on high-speed access, higher than the 42% the article claims.
http://www.websiteoptimization.com/bw/0606/

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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Yes, that was what they said. Here almost 90% have high-speed and 99.9% can get it if they want.
I think I have 15Mbits/s both ways (the first I wrote was wrong) but can upgrade to 400 if I want.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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