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US Internet speeds won't catch up with Japan in 100 years
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 08:50:48 -0400

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From: dewayne () warpspeed com (Dewayne Hendricks)
Date: August 13, 2008 5:11:28 PM EDT
To: Dewayne-Net Technology List <xyzzy () warpspeed com>
Subject: [Dewayne-Net] US Internet speeds won't catch up with Japan in 100 years

US Internet speeds won't catch up with Japan in 100 years
Posted 5 hours ago by clark
<http://you.presscue.com/story/us-internet-speeds-wont-catch-japan-100-years > Internet speeds of users nationwide shows that the United States has not made significant improvements in deploying high-speed broadband networks in the past year, and at the if the average US Internet speed continues to improve only at the same rate it did from 2007 to 2008, the country won't catch up with Japan's current download speed for another 100 years, according findings released by the Communications Workers of America's (CWA's) Speed Matters campaign.

The report also shows that the US continues to lag behind other industrial nations and currently is ranked 15th in the percentage of residents who have broadband access.

More than 230,000 people took the campaign’s speed survey on their home computers and found that we’re not downloading or uploading much faster than a year ago.

The 2008 median real-time download speed in the U.S. is a mere 2.3 megabits per second. This represents a gain of only 0.4 mbps over last year’s median download speed. It compares to an average download speed in Japan of 63 mbps, the survey reveals.

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