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Windows 7: Two-thirds of Americans surf the Web at less than 10Mbps

01 Feb 2014   #21
ThrashZone

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The problem in the US is that decent high speed service is very expensive. In Germany where I live half of the year I pay appr. $20 for DSL 6000. In the US I pay $37 for DSL3000. That is about twice as much for half of the speed. No wonder people stay on the low cost sevices.
I heard that,
To tell the truth I can not tell the difference between the high priced plans and the lowest plan available for the u-verse service,
It's all dollars to the isp and of course they push the higher plans on the illusion of them delivering such a service and when a user doesn't receive it they "isp" say it's peak hours.... seems every time of the day is peak traffic hours


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01 Feb 2014   #22
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Agreed

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Incidentally, the "4K" moniker is stupid. It artificially inflates the "resolution" of the video by switching from measuring vertical height as was the case with 720p/1080p to measuring horizontal width. Going by prior standards, 4K content is actually 2160p.
Agreed 100%.

Marketing.
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01 Feb 2014   #23
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

I ll wait until there is a bypass for that for getting a 4k display.
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01 Feb 2014   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The problem in the US is that decent high speed service is very expensive. In Germany where I live half of the year I pay appr. $20 for DSL 6000. In the US I pay $37 for DSL3000. That is about twice as much for half of the speed. No wonder people stay on the low cost sevices.
I heard that,
To tell the truth I can not tell the difference between the high priced plans and the lowest plan available for the u-verse service,
It's all dollars to the isp and of course they push the higher plans on the illusion of them delivering such a service and when a user doesn't receive it they "isp" say it's peak hours.... seems every time of the day is peak traffic hours
There we have an advantage in the EU. Customer protection is very high on the EU agenda. They have a big agency where you can go and complain and they will do something about that. They issue stiff fines - like MS once had to pay nearly a Billion Dollar for not adhering to an agreement.
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03 Feb 2014   #25
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I envy all those who have internet speeds 10mbs & faster. Like many here, I live in the country where providers will not invest $$$ where so few live. Can't blame them.

Our DSL is between 5-6mbs tops. Plenty fast enough web browsing but not nearly fast enough for streaming Netflix HD. There is a company that offers wireless 4G-like service but I'm not so sure we are within range to receive it. They guarantee 10mbs & offer no data limit packages.
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03 Feb 2014   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

4G is often only in the metropolitan areas. They need cell towers that are close to you. 4G is fast but as far as I have seen also expensive. Verizon seems to have the best coverage.

Comparing 4G coverage | Dialed In - CNET Blogs
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03 Feb 2014   #27
GARoss

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
4G is often only in the metropolitan areas. They need cell towers that are close to you. 4G is fast but as far as I have seen also expensive. Verizon seems to have the best coverage.

Comparing 4G coverage | Dialed In - CNET Blogs
I'm just quoting their rep from a phone conversation. Perhaps he said "4G-like" (???).

Their tower is some 7 miles away. The rep said they transmitted tower to tower for now & they are planning on offering 30mbs service once direct cables are routed to this tower later this year.

My iPad is Verizon 4G compatible & we cannot receive 4G at our home. I don't know if Verizon uses the same tower as this internet company. I do know our iPad will receive 3G at our home but it's a weak signal. This company offers several plans. The least expensive service has a data limit but premium service does not.
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03 Feb 2014   #28
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
4G is often only in the metropolitan areas. They need cell towers that are close to you. 4G is fast but as far as I have seen also expensive. Verizon seems to have the best coverage.

Comparing 4G coverage | Dialed In - CNET Blogs
LOL... That list looks like it was compiled from a Verizon list and the others were just filled in.
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03 Feb 2014   #29
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
4G is often only in the metropolitan areas. They need cell towers that are close to you. 4G is fast but as far as I have seen also expensive. Verizon seems to have the best coverage.

Comparing 4G coverage | Dialed In - CNET Blogs
Not here in los angeles though...
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03 Feb 2014   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
4G is often only in the metropolitan areas. They need cell towers that are close to you. 4G is fast but as far as I have seen also expensive. Verizon seems to have the best coverage.

Comparing 4G coverage | Dialed In - CNET Blogs
Not here in los angeles though...
That is amazing. Are you sure. You would think that the LA area would be a prime target. Maybe some ecologists did not want the towers, LOL.
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