question of the weekend: What’s your Internet speed, and what do you pay for it?
In my posting earlier this week about Google’s evil scheming with Verizon to ruin the Internet, I mentioned how far behind the U.S. is compared to the rest of the postindustrial West in broadband Internet speed (though, of course, we pay a lot more than Europeans and Asians do for the privilege of slower Net access). So I thought it might be interesting for readers around the U.S. and around the world to compare Internet speed and pricing for access.
I ran a few tests on my Net connection this morning, all within a few minutes of one another, and here are the results:
InternetFrog.com’s Speed Test:
My ISP, Cablevision’s Optimum Online, promises download speeds of 15 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 Mbps. As you can see, the reality, at least for download, is quite different. For this service, I pay $45 per month… and that’s with the $5 discount I get for also being a subscriber to Cablevision’s cable TV service.
What’s your Internet speed, and what do you pay for it? At let us know where you are, too, of course.
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