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Posted Dec 14, '13 at 6:07pm

MacII

MacII

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Hm. I guess I shouldn't be telling I get d/l 48.6 Mbps, u/l 2.49. I forget what it should be, but think that's decently close even.

Hey, the Netherlands where I'm at are supposed to be pretty well covered these days, what can you do. There's nothing exceptional about that account, either, just some cheapo deal, really; although I did upgrade it just one notch at some point. I don't envy some of you, and guess it serves as a good reminder as to the nature of some exasperated questions here.

And so, and while it is responding to an old comment above (from Belgium, typically, as in that's right next door to me),

I thought you guys lived in the US. What's with all this bad internet?

Where's this google fiber with 1000mbs?

No, from what one hears, anything like a decent connection appears to be far from standard there still. QED, I guess. I think even dialup is far from a  thing of the past there, still. (The same went for e.g. the UK, really not that many years ago. Perhaps a decade or so, by now, I don't know about today.)

 

Posted Dec 14, '13 at 6:50pm

MacII

MacII

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ps

Where's this google fiber with 1000mbs?

They're busily fibering up the place where I'm at, and I don't wanna know what the accompanying ad blitz campaign alone costs, the one glossy folder after another. (It seems they really need those customers in order to realize a viable network, so go figure. I'm not sure really, but think the whole thing may fall through if they don't come up with those numbers, so, well. Should be some spectacle when it happens, or rather doesn't happen :) Bail out another company of some national pride, yes sir, ma'am.)

From what I gather though and if I'm not completely mistaken, word has it it doesn't actually have all that much to offer over cable connections, and so you may save yourself your dear pennies if they ever get around to your 'hood. Or at least, make sure you know what you sign up for then. I guess at 1GB/sec, asking yourself what equipment you'll need to make it worth your while may be a good next step.

 
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