The majority of Internet users are aware of what's going on with Comcast and their throttling practices, the idea of a tiered and non neutral Internet, immunity to the telco's for warrantless wiretapping, and countless other crimes that go completely against the principles this country was founded on. But what most people don't know is that the United States is far behind in their Internet infrastructure, which might explain why Internet service providers are so upset about people actually using the Internet. Instead of implementing their network infrastructure properly the first time, they probably went with the
most cost effective cheapest, and fastest solution. And by fastest, I don't mean downstream.
Here's a screen shot from my buddy in Korea:
Yea, that's 3,434.2 kilobytes a second, or 3.35 megabytes a second. This is common in many foreign countries, but not the U.S.
As far as I'm concerned, United States Internet Service Providers have no business complaining, for any reason. If anyone should be upset it's U.S. citizens. Comcast, Time Warner and all these other multi million (billion?) dollar corporations are complaining because people are using peer to peer technology to communicate and exchange information. Well excuse me, isn't that what the Internet was designed for?
After seeing this screen shot, how do your download speeds compare? Share your thoughts via a comment.
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