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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:05 pm 
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20081023/D9406FBO2.html
good gracious...
i still have charters 5 meg...

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Instead of offering 50meg download speeds...maybe they should work more on branching out to rural areas who have to rely on crappy satellite internet or dial-up.

One of the drawbacks of living in a rural area. :?

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Being a Comcast customer, this pleases me very much... :mrgreen:

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US broadband sucks when you look at some of the speeds that South Korea and Japan have had for years.

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cprice12 wrote:
Instead of offering 50meg download speeds...maybe they should work more on branching out to rural areas who have to rely on crappy satellite internet or dial-up.

One of the drawbacks of living in a rural area. :?


Suck it up! I live rural as well and it beats the city life. No one telling me I can't shoot guns, fireworks, or burn a huge brush pile FTW.

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US broadband sucks when you look at some of the speeds that South Korea and Japan have had for years.



I just want the same quality France has. I just feel in my heart that the French are who we should strive to be like.

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US broadband sucks when you look at some of the speeds that South Korea and Japan have had for years.



I just want the same quality France has. I just feel in my heart that the French are who we should strive to be like.


Did you get rid of your tough-guy stocking hat and wear a little beret with a John Waters mustache?

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the knob wrote:
US broadband sucks when you look at some of the speeds that South Korea and Japan have had for years.

well, they have a lot less area/population to service...which would lead to cheaper/better product...hard comparison to make if you ask me...

south korea, japan, usa, respectively
area:
38,623 km²
377,873 km²
9,826,630 km²

population:
49,044,790
127,433,494
305,508,000

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stinkdified wrote:
the knob wrote:
US broadband sucks when you look at some of the speeds that South Korea and Japan have had for years.

well, they have a lot less area/population to service...which would lead to cheaper/better product...hard comparison to make if you ask me...


Why don't the denser parts of the US have smoking broadband like the major areas of South Korea and Japan? BFE like where Curt lives I can understand not having the greatest.

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the knob wrote:
stinkdified wrote:
the knob wrote:
US broadband sucks when you look at some of the speeds that South Korea and Japan have had for years.

well, they have a lot less area/population to service...which would lead to cheaper/better product...hard comparison to make if you ask me...


Why don't the denser parts of the US have smoking broadband like the major areas of South Korea and Japan? BFE like where Curt lives I can understand not having the greatest.


Well, it's not like where our house is being built is out in the middle of nowhere. Sure, we're in a rural area, but we're only going to live 5 minutes from the high rent district (Ebbett's Field, R.P Lumber's mansion, etc.) and the heavily populated newer subdivisions in Edwardsville. Which is why I am hoping wireless broadband will work for us. I really don't want to do satellite.

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cprice12 wrote:
Instead of offering 50meg download speeds...maybe they should work more on branching out to rural areas who have to rely on crappy satellite internet or dial-up.

IBM to help build broadband network in power lines

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cprice12 wrote:
Instead of offering 50meg download speeds...maybe they should work more on branching out to rural areas who have to rely on crappy satellite internet or dial-up.

IBM to help build broadband network in power lines


We'll see how that develops...but right now, they aren't even doing anything in Illinois. They mentioned some parts of Indiana though.

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