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2011-08-03 11:36:13 PM
Who cares, they're all crappy little red states anyway.
 
2011-08-04 12:17:29 AM
And if it weren't for the FCC and Govt, they wouldn't even have any internet.
 
2011-08-04 12:19:22 AM
Surprised Oregon isn't on there. Don't know what's been going on with Comcast around here but my connection has been going tits up on a daily basis in the past month or so.

In fact when I originally clicked on that HuffPo link it stalled and I had to hard reboot my router and restart my PC before it would work again.
 
2011-08-04 12:40:19 AM
Mine isn't slow by any measure, but I'm still pissed that it took an entire 24 hours to upload 1800 songs to Google Music.
 
2011-08-04 12:41:36 AM
Who would have thought a bunch of rural, backward hick states would have the slowest internet speeds?
 
2011-08-04 12:54:34 AM
So, the lowest population densities? Looks like it. Though Alaska has the least people, and the most territory, and is only tenth worst.
 
2011-08-04 01:18:46 AM

eddyatwork: Who cares, they're all crappy little red states anyway.


Montana's governor is a Democrat. The house is split just about down the middle.

And I have very fast internet, so nyah nyah...
 
2011-08-04 02:21:43 AM
89 ping
1.31 up
0.73 down

Rural Arizona
 
2011-08-04 03:36:05 AM

fusillade762: Surprised Oregon isn't on there. Don't know what's been going on with Comcast around here but my connection has been going tits up on a daily basis in the past month or so.

In fact when I originally clicked on that HuffPo link it stalled and I had to hard reboot my router and restart my PC before it would work again.


Similar here. I use a local broadband company and it's been slow as piss for a while now.
 
2011-08-04 04:09:49 AM
i wonder what place Washington is on the list. to lazy to google
 
2011-08-04 04:18:04 AM
Really? A slideshow that only has a picture of the state flag and NO other information?

Good thing they didn't use an ordered list or anything.
 
2011-08-04 04:21:36 AM
So they also link to the fastest states, with the fastest being Rhode Island at 894 KBps, which seems incredibly low. I know it's an average of all users, but considering some of the readily available optionsjust how crappy is some of the service even in the highly populated states that it drags the numbers down that far?
 
2011-08-04 04:43:22 AM
animeorb:
Louisiana.....yay socialism

A city-county government currently run by a Republican?

You don't really know what socialism is, do you?

No, "every form of government" is not socialism.
 
2011-08-04 04:43:26 AM
Devil's Tower
Hell's Half Acre
Devil's Gate

What does Satan need the internet for anyway? Pfft!
 
2011-08-04 04:58:44 AM

cirby: animeorb:
Louisiana.....yay socialism

A city-county government currently run by a Republican?

You don't really know what socialism is, do you?

No, "every form of government" is not socialism.


twas sarcasm, and just saying it cuz some people (mostly Cox and AT&T) were angry when they started the fiber project.
 
2011-08-04 05:00:30 AM

Alphax: So, the lowest population densities? Looks like it. Though Alaska has the least people, and the most territory, and is only tenth worst.


The local ISPs have put a lot of money into getting our internet speeds as high as they can. The state leases a shiatload of bandwidth from the ISPs so it behooves them to try and keep the speeds up. Factor in that there are entire regions here that are on the ass-end of satellite links, mountaintop microwave repeaters and even fractional T1s and it's not as bad as it looks. Internet into the major communities, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Wasilla good. Hell, even Craig, population 800, has decent internet. I can't really complain about my speeds. Though if you're dumb enough to get AT&T's WiMax service you deserve to get punched in the dick. They totally screwed the pooch on that one.
 
2011-08-04 05:07:44 AM
Ooo - an ISP pissing contest thread?

www.speedtest.net
 
2011-08-04 05:21:24 AM
www.speedtest.net

\Carbondale, IL
 
2011-08-04 05:27:46 AM

Cubansaltyballs: And if it weren't for the FCC and Govt, they wouldn't even have any internet.


Socialism is bad, m'kay?

Also, WTF slideshow?

Deslidified (new window).
 
2011-08-04 05:34:42 AM
wow, douchebag in one. Not bad.
 
2011-08-04 05:42:24 AM
I am sooooo glad they actually had the Armed Forces on their list. The internet we have here is intolerable, but it's not necessarily the Gubmints fault. Deutsche Telekom is very slow at upgrading their infrastructure, and service is very erratic. For example, the house right next to you can have super-high speed broadband while you are stuck with 768k. Worse, all the providers in Germany have to use the Telekom infrastructure, so you can't switch providers in the hope of getting better service. For a country that's home to Siemens, fast trains, awesome roads and great cars, they sure have a lousy broadband infrastructure.
 
2011-08-04 05:56:30 AM

fusillade762: Surprised Oregon isn't on there. Don't know what's been going on with Comcast around here but my connection has been going tits up on a daily basis in the past month or so.

In fact when I originally clicked on that HuffPo link it stalled and I had to hard reboot my router and restart my PC before it would work again.


Oregon? Irony? Are you a hipster?
 
2011-08-04 06:09:03 AM
Let's translate this into advertiserspeak, and ignore the slideshow part

Location - Average Speed(Average Completion Rate)

10 Alaska - 3.216 Mbps (83%)
9 Nebraska - 3.208Mbps (84%)
8 Arkansas - 3.144Mbps (81%)
7 Iowa - 3.096Mbps (83%)
6 Oklahoma - 3.008Mbps(82%)
5 New Mexico - 2.960Mbps(82%)
4 Montanna - 2.816Mbps(82%)
3 US Armed Forces(Europe, Canada, Middle East, Africa) - 2.808Mbps(82%)
2 Wyoming - 2.768Mbps(81%)
1 Idaho - 2.544Mbps(83%)

My test, making me wish I was up to the average I typed up with #3.

www.speedtest.net
 
2011-08-04 06:15:37 AM

Rob_the_Irish_Bastard: [www.speedtest.net image 300x135]
I'm 4 miles from MIT, you'd think those nerds would have some great bandwidth.


They do, but you're on Comcast, and you're still faster than 80% of the US.
 
2011-08-04 07:17:26 AM
07:14, off peak
www.speedtest.net

Gotta say, it is not that good in the evenings. It has been getting bad the past couple weeks. Like 20-40 second page refreshes on fark for example.
 
2011-08-04 07:21:32 AM
Not going so well these days in Massachusetts either. My town is between two cities, along a major highway....and it took years to even get DHL available.

Weird thing is for years I kept hearing how Korea was blazing fast. My wife is from there. It doesn't cost nearly what we have to shell out here either. Basically that government looks at it as investing in the future... and acting like you have one. Here we're you know, cutting-back our way to greatness
 
2011-08-04 07:39:16 AM
the armed forces are a state now?
 
2011-08-04 07:46:46 AM
Yeah I will agree that the red states are "slow" and not just in internet speeds.
 
2011-08-04 07:55:26 AM
www.speedtest.net

/comcast sucks
 
2011-08-04 08:17:21 AM
www.speedtest.net

/work
 
2011-08-04 08:21:41 AM
LOL at work!!

www.speedtest.net
 
2011-08-04 08:24:23 AM

animeorb: cirby: animeorb:
Louisiana.....yay socialism

A city-county government currently run by a Republican?

You don't really know what socialism is, do you?

No, "every form of government" is not socialism.

twas sarcasm, and just saying it cuz some people (mostly Cox and AT&T) were angry when they started the fiber project.


I just had to comment, because my SO is the/a telecom consultant for LUS. And it gives me little thrills when different parts of my life intersect, even if it is in such an insignificant matter as this.
 
2011-08-04 08:40:39 AM
5.6 Mbps on my phone
 
2011-08-04 08:42:06 AM
www.speedtest.net

German internet is surprisingly shiatty.

Also, a SLIDESHOW? You don't have any information to offer us other than the name of the farking state! I don't want to click 10 times to read 10 words, and I'm sure the folks with the slowest internet speeds in the US don't feel too fond of slideshows either.

*Click......... wait...... half the page loaded.... wait..... flash ad loaded.... wait.....*
 
2011-08-04 09:07:50 AM

way south: [www.speedtest.net image 300x135]

/Democrat stronghold.
/not that it matters, since both parties seem to have forgotten about us.


Welcome to being a territory.
 
2011-08-04 09:09:18 AM
Wooo, FIOS

www.speedtest.net
 
2011-08-04 09:12:43 AM
That's something that completely flabbergasts me: for being the #1 world power you sure have abysmal internet connection speeds.

/Pay $30/month for 20mbit down which is the norm in most of Europe
 
2011-08-04 09:14:11 AM
From work in Rochester, NY:

www.speedtest.net

The sad thing is that we are an IT consulting company.
 
2011-08-04 09:26:18 AM
I'm a very busy man.

farm7.static.flickr.com
 
2011-08-04 09:26:59 AM
www.speedtest.net

ND State Government system...whee!
 
2011-08-04 09:30:57 AM
www.speedtest.net

Comcast sucks here, everyone is switching to EPB.

(epb = fiber)
 
2011-08-04 09:31:20 AM
www.speedtest.net

Baltimore, MD, Comcast
 
GOB
2011-08-04 09:35:27 AM
www.speedtest.net
Norfolk, VA, Cox Cable
 
2011-08-04 09:41:56 AM
I am in bumfark Nebraska (in the panhandle) sitting on a 20MB fiber connection. That being said, the company I work for has locations that can't even get a reliable connection, so I guess the average is probably accurate.
 
2011-08-04 09:44:35 AM
#7 Iowa

Apparently they didn't include the counties where my telco operates, they spent the last couple of years running fiber to every house they serve. Love living in the middle of nowhere and having faster internet than the people in town. It's like revenge for the years when I was still on dialup and they had DSL and cable.
 
2011-08-04 09:48:27 AM

NotMyAmrfis: way south: [www.speedtest.net image 300x135]

/Democrat stronghold.
/not that it matters, since both parties seem to have forgotten about us.



For STX.


Same island, but it seems I'm in the 68%.

You with choice or broadband?
 
2011-08-04 09:49:55 AM

CobaltTiger: #7 Iowa

Apparently they didn't include the counties where my telco operates, they spent the last couple of years running fiber to every house they serve. Love living in the middle of nowhere and having faster internet than the people in town. It's like revenge for the years when I was still on dialup and they had DSL and cable.


You live in Harlan?
 
2011-08-04 09:56:23 AM

eddyatwork: Who cares, they're all crappy little red states anyway.


Cubansaltyballs: And if it weren't for the FCC and Govt, they wouldn't even have any internet.


Done with 2
 
2011-08-04 09:57:20 AM
Shocking it's the same area that downloads the most horse porn.
 
2011-08-04 10:03:54 AM
Lets try a server in ND

www.speedtest.net

The last server claimed Minnesota City, MN but it was actually Iron Mountain, MI
 
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