Skip to comments.We All Should Have Died After Net Neutrality Repeal. Now Internet is 40% Faster
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:
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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmedand thus clamorous to be led to safetyby menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.H.L. Mencken
When unelected bureaucrats start running things, they get badly screwed up.
Eventually it goes FUBAR.
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.
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.
Dang sure shoulda got faster after the two massive holes ATT dug in my front yard.
Smart guy that Mencken.
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?
Interesting response to the question.
Your latency numbers are through the roof good! We typically get around 40 to 45 microseconds.
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!!!
H L Mencken, the master of punditry. Perfect quotation for occasion!
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.
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