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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/9/2017 11:52:51 AM
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More granular data?
It's nice to have these averages and national data speeds, but it might be more useful for consumers to see what their available speeds are on a more granular scale. The FCC actually tries to father this data but it's not very accurate bc ISPs have little incentive to present their actual network capacity publicly. They usually publish data by zip code -- and even if one connection is available, the whole zip code is labeled as covered.

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Adi
Adi
3/10/2017 1:08:37 PM
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Re: More granular data?
mhhf1ve - Yes, I think we're going to see significant differences the more granular we get. Orange is having an interesting experience in France, where they have found that traffic challenges are moving from the access network into the home. Customers are having problems with Wi-Fi coverage in the home, there are issues with their laptop's set-up or processor...so the fiber network is delivering nowehere near advertised speeds. They now send a technician with his own optimized laptop and check in-home wi-fi coverage to demonstrate to the consumer that the advertised speeds are being delivered to the home...whatever then happens inside it.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
3/12/2017 5:21:43 PM
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Re: More granular data?
At least we are on our way. 

Look, I get the irony that while we are ranked 14th globally, we're #1 for producing tech. One thing to keep in mind: America is a pretty BIG place. Hard to get 10 Mbit/s out in Montana. Or Idaho. 

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Adi
Adi
3/13/2017 11:08:48 AM
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Re: More granular data?
dcawrey - certainly true, there's smaller, more densely populated countries that can get faster deploy and recoup costs on fiber.

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Ariella
Ariella
3/13/2017 2:07:45 PM
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Re: More granular data?
@dcawrey You're sure we're #1? It must depend on the poll. US holds the top slot followed by Japan here: https://www.thetoptens.com/high-tech-countries/ But others have Japan in the top slot followed by the US. Bloomberg breaks up technological advance into various categories with different countries taking honors for innovation, R & D, manufacturing, etc. see https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-innovative-countries/ 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/15/2017 4:43:23 PM
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Re: More granular data?
> "You're sure we're #1? It must depend on the poll."

America FIRST! Alternative Facts say it must be true! :P

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Ariella
Ariella
3/15/2017 4:53:45 PM
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Re: More granular data?
@mhhf1ve well, here you really can choose a set of facts that support the contention that America is first, or in some later place, depending on which criteria you focus on. That Japan actually holds that slot in some views reminds me of my undergraduat days when my economics professor selected David Halberstam's book as the text for the class. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/16/2017 3:10:06 PM
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Re: More granular data?
Rankings are always subject to how the criteria are weighted. The annual colleges/university rankings are constantly changing depending on how much weight is given to alumni donations or job prospects for recent grads... there's no single "correct" ranking.

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Ariella
Ariella
3/16/2017 3:13:53 PM
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Re: More granular data?
@mhhf1ve Exactly, different factors can shift the data to result in various different outcomes.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/16/2017 3:10:22 PM
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Re: More granular data?
Rankings are always subject to how the criteria are weighted. The annual colleges/university rankings are constantly changing depending on how much weight is given to alumni donations or job prospects for recent grads... there's no single "correct" ranking.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
3/31/2017 1:59:40 PM
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Re: More granular data?
Very true! I definitely think that should be taken into consideration. The US is a big place and it's not easy to produce technology everywhere here.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
3/9/2017 11:55:39 AM
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More Megabytes for us
I think this is great that they have more megabits or megabytes which will be used for increased speed for tablets laptops etc. I think it should be unlimited megabytes data for our everyday usage.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/9/2017 4:07:06 PM
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Re: More Megabytes for us
There's no such thing as unlimited! Every data plan has fine print with a specified data cap. But even if they didn't, I remember those AOL discs in the mail that promised ever increasing "free hours" of dialup connectivity per month. But if you actually calculated it, there would be no way to actually use the advertised number of hours in a month because there just weren't that many hours.

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Itsmeshawn22
Itsmeshawn22
5/31/2017 9:06:16 PM
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Average Broadband Connection Now 7 Mbit/s Akamai
I really enjoyed this article ad i agree witht he right support it needs it will be great witht he connection that will be using. i also think with the connection it can be better for the consumers with the technology and specs.

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