"when when it comes to broadband speeds, U.S. consumers lag far behind many industrialized countries, says a new survey of Internet users. .... The study, commissioned by the Communications Workers of America labor union, found a median Internet download connection speed of 1.97 megabits per second in the U.S. -- much slower than Japan's 61 megabits per second, South Korea's 45 megabits per second and Canada's 7 megabits per second. The CWA got its results from 80,000 Internet users across the country who visited a site called speedmatters.org to test individual connection speeds."
"The survey also ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The fastest: Rhode Island, followed by Kansas. The slowest: Alaska, just behind South Dakota. The CWA's Goldman says the survey was generous in its speed estimates. Dial-up users -- which she says still make up more than 30% of U.S. users -- had difficulty completing the survey because of their slow connection speeds. So the true median might be even slower."
Monday, July 09, 2007
US Lags and Is Slow in BB
From Yahoo Biz,