QOTD: How Fast is Your Net Connection?
Despite spending most of our time online and at the computer these days, a major bottle neck is the connection we use to gain access.
In North America, even though broadband is pretty much accessible everywhere, the overall infrastructure is really bogged down. Because we're running much of everything on aging equipment and underlying cabling, speeds are extremely limited.
Despite this, some companies are launching new fiber services, that offer incredible speeds. But even with fiber, we're still lagging behind countries like Japan. Many residents of Japan enjoy speeds of 100 Mbit/sec. or greater. When we see this, it's painfully obvious that our ISPs are totally taking us for a ride, and charging a hefty sum of money for it.
The skinny? U.S. and Canadian Internet users are getting ripped off.
The question of the day is: How fast is your Internet connection?
Those of you reading from more, "privileged" countries, spare us.