Skip to comments.These places have the slowest Internet in the country
Posted on 07/04/2015 9:23:13 AM PDT by xzins
h2>Do you think your Internet is slow? That's nothing compared to what these folks are going through.
If you live in Chicago, and try to connect via AT&T ( from 4 p.m to 11 p.m., speeds for certain websites and Internet services are basically like dial-up in the 1990s. , Tech30)
There are a handful of other examples from researchers at M-Lab, which provides tools to assess Internet performance. In some cases, Internet speeds can be as slow as 0.5 Megabits per second.
Take Seattle, where CenturyLink ( customers trying to access particular sites from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. will have unbearably slow speeds. New York's )Time Warner Cable ( customers from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Verizon customers from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. speeds are so slow that they can't access certain sites and services. )
The same goes for Verizon ( customers in Washington trying to access particular sites at either 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. , Tech30)
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Just checked. I’m signed up for 20 mbps. Got 19.8 down, 4+ up.
Google is laying a fiber backbone a few miles from my house in Morrisville, NC. Supposed to be 100x faster. HUH?
I find my speed satisfactory, and Google is....Google, so we’ll see.
For those where Centurylink does not provide super slow DSL: Any form of satellite dish connection.
I’m also in Ohio...rural, southern Ohio. We have no cable or dsl, so I’ve tried different dial-up and satellite and recently went to an ATT wifi.
My speed is only about 5 mbps, but it beats satellite on its best days and dial-up is no longer viable. My connection also cuts off for no reason at times, and I’ve yet to figure that out. I have to restart the entire machine to get it to work again. Another advantage over satellite is that the it doesn’t go down in bad weather. Satellite simply had to hear a weather report and it would go down.
It’s fairly cheap, though, after the intial layout, it’s just the price of an additional cell line on an existing account. But, I do have a 40 gigabyte limit per month. That prevents Netflix or any other downloadables. Too slow plus too much data usage.
I spent my childhood in Summit County in the 1960s. Great place to grow up.
Running on wireless Time-Warner here in NW OH. Speedtest says 3.2 mbps down, 0.85 mbps up, windows says 54.0 mbps, so who knows. Vids and radio play lots better now than on the old 14.4/33.6/56.6 kbps dialups of 20 years back.
I had a commodore 64 once upon a time. I remember using it for games and early internet. AOL charged by the minute, I think, and available minutes were used up fast. You’d do all your typing, and then go online and blast all of it all at once.
I remember early dot-matrix printing of documents for papers...at the time ribbons out-performed jets and lasted far longer. The product, though, was unimpressive.
I remember doing graphics for my first slide shows and going away for an hour or two to get other work done while the graphics slowly got produced line by excruciating line.
It was so cool because I did not have to run an Adaptec interface and it actually plugged into the phone line instead of being acoustic.
We are supposed to have unlimited 4G with ATT but after we used so much each month it slows down to dial up. When you call and complain they pretend they have no clue whats wrong.
I have 40, and I really don’t get that close, but I use 20 pretty quickly with very little use of youtube and anything else streaming. To be fair, I have 4 other phones on the same 40 gig, and they are on their phones, but they use them fairly extensively for everything from navigation to news to communication, of course. Who’d a thunk people still used their phones to talk to each other? :>)
Mine’s so slow I’m still seeing new posts from A+Bert and Willie Green.
56 was fast....
I had a 14...
Netflix is a distant “maybe one day” dream. :P
It used to be really slow, but they upgraded from mules to horse, to haul the bytes up the mountain.
Now, it's great...except when it thunders in Venezuela.
Or sometimes when there is a bad snow storm in the Swiss Alps.
Logging on the internet using IE and Windows 7 is slower than pseudo FR patriots donating to keep FR up and running.
My new Acer Chromebook 15 logs on in about 3 seconds* or less to my Comcast home WiFi internet. The Chromebook/Chrome Browser stays logged in versus continual IE bs of dropping the same connection via direct.
*When I lift/open the cover on my Acer Chromebook, it is logged in to Comcast. So it may be even faster.
LOL. Me to.
I remember those days. Started out at 300 with a TRS-80, then upgraded to a Hayes Smartmodem 1200 on a IBM 5150. Ran a BBS on it. Then one day the SYSOP, me, received a message from a company I’d never heard of before, offering to sell me a 2400 baud modem at a great discount. Cheaper than the Hayes 1200.
The company was USRobotics, and I thought I was traveling the dialup net at warp speeds.
Yea, and they got sued over it, big time.
Thanks for the link.
Below are the speeds with my Acer Chromebook 15, via WiFi and my home Comcast Wifi.
Download: 31.93 mbps
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