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    • CommentAuthortinker
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2014
     
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2014
     
    Posted By: Andrew Palfreymanhttp://www.technologyreview.com/news/527831/how-google-could-disrupt-global-internet-delivery-by-satellite/


    There are already satellite ISPs, but the big problem is latency--I tried such a connection out and the added delay in connections gets to be quite noticeable, even at the claimed 12Mbps. Probably great for streaming, however.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2014
     
    What happened to the Google balloon relays, quadcopters, solar powered aircraft, and the like?
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2014
     
    Posted By: AngusWhat happened to the Google balloon relays, quadcopters, solar powered aircraft, and the like?
    You're early.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2014
     
    Always.

    No comments please.
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    I just broke my sustained download record with 60 Mb/s over 7 minutes. That's using Comcast cable.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2014
     
    Andrew's internet is faster than your internet, ner ner.... ;)
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    I don't know if that's true. I was hoping people would cite their own rate. What's yours?
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    Glacial.
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      CommentAuthorE-Man
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2014 edited
     
    I have DSL at home so the service is capped. At work we have 100Mb through Cogent plus we route though the research network at 1Gbps. The problem with trying to achieve more than 60Mb/s other than in something like a "speed test". Is finding something that will feed you the data that fast. I kicked up five or six torrents and was only able to to get 5MB/s before one would finish and the rate would drop.
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    5 MB/s (40 Mb/s) is very respectable. I also measured my rate with a torrent. But I guess that's your work rate, not your home rate.
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      CommentAuthorE-Man
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2014
     
    Yes, I did the test with one of those testing sites before using torrents and got 60-80Mb/s. I might have been able to do the same with torrents if I messed around enough but I didn't have that much time. I have, in the past been able to exceed 100Mb/s.

    At home I pay for 12/1 DSL and that's pretty firmly capped. Cable connections tend to be less so perhaps there's some benefit due to the shared nature of the HFC network or maybe it's simple tradition (pre-DOCSIS equipment had no ability to rate limit).
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2014
     
    DSL here as well, no cable where I live, but fibre to the cabinet is available now, can`t justify the extra tenner a month it costs though.
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/13/512k_invited_us_out_to_play/
    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28786954

    I have a pub friend who makes over $300K fixing BGP stuff; a young sprog who just bought an Aston Martin. There's money in BGP
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2014
     
    An internet held together with string and sealing wax.
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    "Studies in the past year have found that U.S. cities with publicly owned networks, like Cedar Falls, have speeds far exceeding cities with only traditional Internet service providers."

    Therefore socialism

    http://thehill.com/policy/technology/229455-obama-touts-iowa-citys-broadband-network
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2015
     
    Posted By: LakesDSL here as well, no cable where I live, but fibre to the cabinet is available now, can`t justify the extra tenner a month it costs though.


    1.5/768 here. I'm green with envy. The local telco is saying that "One of these Days" they might run fiber to the cabinet.

    There is talk by the FCC that they're going to start treating ISPs like utilities. Perhaps the end of cherry-picking markets?
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    Whatever do you _do_ with all that speed? My computer still spends far more time waiting for me than I do waiting for it, and I only get a bit over 300 KiB/s down.
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    Comcast 60/10 here