The internet I'm using right now is so slow, the page is still loading while I type this.
My normal internet connection is a shared 100 MBit. Usually I get up to 1 MB/s download-speed. My father however only has DSL 1000, which gives no more than 100 Kb/s. Still fast enough for most things.
Nobody ever reads signatures of people like me, do they?
LosingID8 Harlem. September 02 2007 02:47. Posts 10416
The thing is, those of us in the USA and Europe are actually being hampered, internet-wise, by the fact that our countries have been rich for a long time. The reason is that, back in ye olde days, our countries built huge, well-developed telegraph networks of copper wire. When it came time to make the internet, people just thought "ooh, copper wire, let's use that", and ignored the fact that copper wire built for telegraphs doesn't really make the best interent connection. In Japan and Korea, they didn't have that, so they had to build a new network, based on fiber optics, specificically for internet, which works much better.
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