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We All Should Have Died After Net Neutrality Repeal. Now Internet is 40% Faster
Maven ^ | 12/18/2018 | Maven

Posted on 01/02/2019 1:16:48 PM PST by mikelets456

Imagine that? We survived Net Neutrality's repeal and got fast internet in the process.

Despite the doomsday forecasters' grim predictions for the Internet's future following Net Neutrality's repeal, here we are still alive and still breathing. Even more positive news: U.S. Internet speeds rose 40%.

Ookla's latest Speedtest found that " US internet speeds rose nearly 40 percent this year.” Here were the winners and losers of fastest broadband and upload speeds per Recode:

(Excerpt) Read more at themaven.net ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: lies; netneutrality; repeal

1 posted on 01/02/2019 1:16:48 PM PST by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed—and thus clamorous to be led to safety—by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”—H.L. Mencken


2 posted on 01/02/2019 1:22:33 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Dr. Pritchett

When unelected bureaucrats start running things, they get badly screwed up.

Eventually it goes FUBAR.


3 posted on 01/02/2019 1:25:37 PM PST by budj (combat vet, 2nd of 3 generations)
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To: mikelets456

The ‘RATS, statists and globalists thought they could obtain “control” of the internet by giving their plan the innocent sounding name “Net Neutrality”. Some FReepers fell for it.


4 posted on 01/02/2019 1:51:57 PM PST by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% — PERMANENTLY)
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To: mikelets456

I wish rural-ish areas would get high speed internet. Where my house sits, 1 mile from a Frontier (formerly Verizon) equipment hubsite, I get no DSL, no FIOS, nothing. There is no cable internet available, and the cemetery next door blocks my line-of-sight wireless. So, my option is either satellite or tether to a Verzion/ATT device.

I’m 35 miles from downtown Houston, and like I said, 1 mile from a telco hub building.

That’s the true disparity.


5 posted on 01/02/2019 1:53:03 PM PST by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It's been found hard and not tried')
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To: mikelets456

Dang sure shoulda got faster after the two massive holes ATT dug in my front yard.


6 posted on 01/02/2019 1:55:35 PM PST by moovova
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To: Dr. Pritchett

Smart guy that Mencken.


7 posted on 01/02/2019 2:12:13 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Sergio

One of my favorites from Mencken...

Q: If you find so much that is unworthy of reverence in the United States, then why do you live here?

A: Why do men go to zoos?


8 posted on 01/02/2019 2:24:29 PM PST by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: mikelets456
Mine went thru the roof in July: 322.06 MBPS, as opposed to my normal 200+ MBPS speed, which is fairly constant.

VS


9 posted on 01/02/2019 2:41:52 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: sparklite2

Interesting response to the question.


10 posted on 01/02/2019 2:45:25 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: carriage_hill

Your latency numbers are through the roof good! We typically get around 40 to 45 microseconds.


11 posted on 01/02/2019 2:54:00 PM PST by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: mikelets456
It took the Collectivists a few years to cook up a scam to control the Internet but they finally settled on Net Neutrality . They meant to sneak it in by faceless bureaucrat's and almost got away with it ... until they got Trumped!
12 posted on 01/02/2019 2:55:30 PM PST by Nateman (If the left is not screaming, you are doing it wrong)
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To: ro_dreaming
Up here in the northeastern Texas Piney Woods, I'm confined to either satellite or cellular internet access. (Even though they dug a trench 100 yards long across my front yard to lay fiber to the Verizon tower a half-mile down the road...)

BTW, Have you considered a modest antenna mast to bypass your line-of-sight problem? ( As flat as the Coastal Plain is, you probably wouldn't need more than a telescoping TV antenna mast...)

Good Luck -- and Happy New Year -- from the Piney Woods!!!
TXnMA
 

13 posted on 01/02/2019 5:25:33 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current Alias | "Barack": Satan's minion | "Muslims": Satan's useful idiots...)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

H L Mencken, the master of punditry. Perfect quotation for occasion!


14 posted on 01/02/2019 5:55:56 PM PST by poconopundit
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To: TXnMA

BTW, Have you considered a modest antenna mast to bypass your line-of-sight problem? ( As flat as the Coastal Plain is, you probably wouldn’t need more than a telescoping TV antenna mast...)

I would have needed a 40’ mast to get over the neighboring tree line. Seriously. The trees are a good 25-30’ tall.

The company (Skynet WISP, funny enough), tried to put a mast on the roof of my house, but just said they didn’t have enough clearance.

Sadly enough, there’s a POA rulebook, and I’d have to check it to see how tall I can put up without having to get approval/permission.

Verizon just started 5G roll out in Houston (not that it will EVER get to the boonies where I live), but it’s worth waiting for if it does.


15 posted on 01/03/2019 10:29:14 AM PST by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It's been found hard and not tried')
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