Politics Internet Quality

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  1. kingship

    kingship Well-Known Member

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    For the second time in a week, I've heard European media types bemoaning the quality of American Internet. If it was a Frenchie, I wouldn't care, but it was a German and an Englishman. Do any of you well-travelled Shedders know exactly what the gripes are? Is the good-ole US of A really that bad off on the interwebs? Labeled "Politics" for the self-hating, fuck America, tree-hugging Leftists can get a free shot at the country.
     
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    Fuck them - when they invent something they can mold it in their own image.

    Tech-wise, Europe is a follower, not a leader.
     
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    garypagetwo The Gun VIP Gold

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    Uncapped internet?
     
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    ...they touched on this during bill mahers last show the fact that their internet kicks ass and ours is lagging behind their internet speeds quality and cost. the old television analong spectrum is being sold off to various people but since the spectrum is no longer dedicated to tv i always thought it was a no brainer that "superwifi" was going to be the next step. we dont need no stinking comcast.

    http://factor-tech.com/connected-wo...turn-old-tv-frequencies-into-free-super-wifi/
     
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    USA Internet sucks in comparison to other, not all, nations. #WereNumberOneInOurOwnMinds
     
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    For a tech-idiot like me, how does our 4G compare to what's available over there? I'm looking for a "contrast and compare."
     
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    my external(dont be jelly) 14.4 baud modem runs fine.





    to the great kingship, i believe its mostly the 'right' criticizing the country for the last 6 years
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    The fact of the matter is that the citizens of the U.S. pay the most money for the slowest internet service in the industrialized world. And it's all due to lack of regulation and monopolies.
     
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    Mike Huntslooce Maker of Champions

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    Same as our railroads, medical, schools, etc.
     
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    About 5 years ago I'm in Perugia, Italy in the lobby of a small hotel. I have my laptop and I'm using the Slingbox program and watching TV from my home cable system with absolutely no lag. I'm shocked,because no matter where I traveled in the US I never was able to use Slingbox without some stutter and lost packets. Virtually wherever you go in this country the WiFi sucks. We are supposed to lead the world in technology and infrastructure.
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    That's what the rest of the world says to us, with their stupid faster internet!:mad:
     
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    ? Why on earth would you think that we are supposed to lead the world in infrastructure?
     
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    Mike Huntslooce Maker of Champions

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    Yeah - I'm sure it has nothing to do with all the free handouts they can get :)
     
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    With respect, I think criticizing Obama's policies, Justice Department, et al is different from criticizing the country. I could be wrong.
     
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    I compare it to the fact that the Europeans are eons ahead of us with rfid chips on their credit and debit cards as a security measure....we just suck
     
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    Tech-wise? In what ways is Europe a leader? (And don't say socialism.) In what good ways is Europe a leader?
     
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    Forget all that. When will you ever do another newscast?
     
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    They have cheaper, faster internet than we do.:coffee:
     
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    with more respect, i strongly believe it has nothing to do with policy.
    for u perhaps it does, but for 95% its just party-biased nonsense.
    most of his policies are continuations of republican policies.
    they call him weak liberal on war, yet he ramped up the wars
    they call him weak liberal on immigrants, yet he ramped up border security and deportation
    they say his taxes are liberal, yet he extended the bushtax cuts even further than author thought they should be. then he signed tax and budgetplan of another guy they voted for.
    the majority of ppl who say they hate him cause of 'obamacare', voted for the guy who invented it.

    they dont like anything he ever does no matter what. (i recall fools acting like that with the last pres)