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Internet Speeds.. how does your State rank?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by LarryFlowers, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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  2. Hansen

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    It's pretty sad when Russia outranks the US in download speed by a wide margin. :eek2:
     
  3. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone DBSTalk Club

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    Rhode Island is the fastest, but that's only because both people that live there have broadband.
     
  4. koji68

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    That's so 2000 and 8
     
  5. jerry downing

    jerry downing Godfather

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    There's places that I never heard of that outrank us.
     
  6. dettxw

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    Gotta take those numbers with a grain or two of salt.

    My speeds are 5 times my state averages.

    If you live out in the country then it's unlikely that you'll have access to broadband as if you were in a city.
     
  7. CoriBright

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    NV comes in at 22. Strange, because I'd have expected lower. We're usually in the "worst of" lists - and near the top. We're in the top 14 states for not going to the dentist for regular check ups - we come in at #4 , and we're #1 for high school drop outs.
     
  8. Tom Robertson

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    Utah, 44 and DROPPING (both in rank and speed.) :( I'm guessing economy, but it might also be more rural places being hooked up.

    I know Qwest is working on Fibre to the neighborhood, allowing faster DSL speeds.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  9. LarryFlowers

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    These speeds are based on averages... the metro Atlanta area will tend to run much higher than rural Georgia as it benefits from a virtual complete rewiring of the city for the Olympics... even so, Atlanta is beginning to fall behind the curve.

    The problem that we have here is that we lack a National plan for internet connectivity. You will find that most of the countries that are so drastically ahead of us have a National plan.

    The various and many companies involved in the USA would prefer to wait around til it becomes an emergency and wait for the "government" to come up with the cash or tax breaks to improve the infrastructure.
     
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    Well, at least I'm improving :). South Carolina is ranked 33rd, Alabama is ranked 32nd ;)
     
  11. Grentz

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    Its an average, there are highs and lows anywhere...mostly determined by your ISP.

    Notice most lower average states have a lot more unincorporated or rural land area.
     
  12. Zellio

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    Look at our lovely incompetant ISPs. Rhode Island and Delaware are faster then New York City.
     
  13. djlong

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    Surely there'll be plenty of people out there scream that the United States is still #1, regardless of what the real data says.
     
  14. Shades228

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    Idaho is 49th but that doesn't surprise me with the amount of rural area. I do feel like the red headed step child though as Hawaii is beating us.
     
  15. Shades228

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    This has less to do with ISP's and more to do with us lacking a standard and a roll out plan.

    I typed more but it would get political so I'll just leave it with that
     
  16. CCarncross

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    Also don't forget smaller countries that are more recently modernized will have much newer infrastructure's than larger more populous countries with kajillions of people....failing economy, etc....some very small countries can upgrade the entire country for the cost of what a entire state would be here...
     
  17. redsoxfan26

    redsoxfan26 Godfather

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    Wow, I'm half my state's population!?!?!?:D
     
  18. dodge boy

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    This whole thread just shows the reason why our government should invest heavily on technological infrastructure and soon....
     
  19. harsh

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    My state went from 15th to 30th and the speeds went down quite a bit. The economy (lack thereof) has a big impact.

    As for the government being involved, that's probably not a good idea. They've been hard at work on it and left to their own devices, it will take years. Now that jurisdictions are trying to tax everything, there is a decided disincentive to install new plant.
     
  20. barryb

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    My friends in Japan all have 100mbps connections. They tell me thats standard for Tokyo.
     

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