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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Molasses slow broadband aircard - but fairly stable:
56k??? My first modem was a battery-powered (one 9-volt) Volksmodem that ripped along at 1200 baud. :=)
18 mbps down, 16 mbps up and good enough every night for Netflix.
Verizon Fios basic. Do I need to know more?
For whatever reason, aircards in my part of the country seem to lose their zip. Great in the city, but out here in our hinterland, they’re no better than dial-up. Someday I’ll find a scientific explanation of that. Had one for about 2 months and simply couldn’t take it anymore. Returned it to “Verizon”, I think, and they graciously received it. Never got an explanation, though.
And MiaT !
Download Speed: 68.66 Mbps
Upload Speed: 4.4 Mbps
(Milwaukee) Down 54.28Mbps Up 4.30 Mbps
(Germantown) Down 57.6Mbps Up 4.16 Mbps
Same here in SE Florida, I switched from Comcast over a year ago, my internet would go out at least once often three or four times a week for hours at a time it was fast when it worked but so frustrating, my AT&T has gone out maybe 5 times in the last year but never more than three minutes, the difference for me is AT&T is fiber optic it is seamless, it provides less MPS but is still faster.
I let a door to door salesman sell me on AT&T which I swore 20 years ago I would never do business with again and I told him that; but that week with comcast was really bad and the day he knocked on my door the net had been out all day, I’m glad I let him sell me and the cost was little less.
verizon here in philly (no fiber yet) is about .5 mips. I traded up to comcast and hated doing it but for the same price 32 mips
kids 1200 i think was max until it doubled to 2400 baud
I thought of her too.
I get 17.5 down and 1.7 up.
We disconnected cable TV 5 years ago and our Roku works fine in most HD situations. YouTube and any thing I try to watch from the internet seems fine with a few buffering errors but for the most part “appears fine/sufficient” for my use.
The next upgrade would take me up into your speed range.
What am I missing out on at your speed?
I actually used her posts to justify to the wife that we needed a bigger monitor!!
Your comment hints at the problem. The ISP’s build the infrastructure based on subscribership - the greater concentrations of users the more robust the cell towers. In the back-country not only do you have the obvious limitations of terrain but fewer cell towers (and some at only 3G).
The other thing is that weather - rain, snow and even wind - can disrupt or degrade signal strength. Brings a whole new meaning to “snow blind”. LOL
The upside is that it is portable so I can take it (virtually) anywhere and make a connection of some sort.
Could be...just know I’m not going back to it. :>)
I would have expected it to have at least as good service as a cell phone, but it didn’t.
I’m not sure what the difference is (technology-wise) but my phone receives calls and emails lots of places where I can’t open any web pages. Go figure.
This is smoking compared to the 300 baud I first hit. Does Netflix just fine. And this is with a wireless router shooting to a TV in the next room...
I had a 14...
Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, (pause for laughter), eat a lump of cold poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing "Hallelujah."
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