As Sony's Playstation 4 launched midnight today in the UK, there are some potential pitfalls that mean consumers might not get the most out of their systems unless they carefully consider their home network.
Internet providers have been rubbing consumers too long. While Japan gives 1000 Megabits to its consumers... We're here freaking struggling with 10....
dude i'd gve my 1st born for ur ISP .. i'm stack with 2Mb :(
Looooool damn same here even though am quoted to supposed to be having 20MB most I have gotten is 2.
@Kayant You do realize that there is a difference in bits and bytes right? There are 8 bits in a byte. Anything involving networking including advertised networking speeds are shown in MegaBITS. Now everything you see on your physical devices like a hard drive or cell phone are measured in megaBYTES. That includes the download speed shown in your browser and applications like steam. So with your advertised 20 megabit per sec internet you should be averaging a 2.5 megabyte per a sec download speed. Overall I agree about internet speeds though. Most of the current ISPs need to be dethroned big time. Here's hoping google fiber spreads faster than wildfire.
Yeah, will be switching to Bell Vibe internet here in Canada in January, better be a blistering fast as they claim, got 10 Mb right now, do not think I ever reached it..
Here in Latvia we have 500Mb no problem..... but its a small country, no huge investment here :) on the sad note we will only get PS4 next year.. we cant even register our country.. have to wait.. and Japan gets PS4 only February 22, 2014! So you all should be happy!! ;)
Scandinavia does just fine
The US is the country that pays the most for their bandwidth in the world, more than twice the second country and the tendency keeps having higher prices for lower bandwidth caps.
Lol I have over 100 and I dont use more than 15 at a time lol
Finally a point made. This will give a rise in demand for faster internet speeds and who better prepared than Microsoft. It seems as if they knew this transition will happen. You have Google Fiber lighting the fire under the arses of Major ISPs becoming a major threat as there services catches on. But on top of that all, you have the FCC pushing for fiber in every state by 2015. Probably only in the "lucrative regions". http://news.cnet.com/8301-1... Xbox One, future proof?! Yes!!!
I have 90mbs :)
Yeh, in my tiny ass town its $70 for 10 megs down and only 1 meg up. Like wtf, I cant even stream. Phone companies fuck you over too, I do not even use internet on my phone yet they force you to have it, you do not get a choice. Even if I did use it, $40 for 2 gigs a month, wtf is that, I could burn through that in 1 day. The copper mine here had a fiber optics line ran all the way to town, but... its only for them = /
@0ut1awed Don't Google own Wildfire too ;)
Some in the UK are still stuck on 3-4mb down and 500kb upload speed (DSL)...
Damm can you even play a single online match?? It would take days to download a couple gigs like that
I live in the middle-of-nowhere in the UK and I get 75mbs. Thanks BT!
I'm on 60mb with Virgin which I'm happy with, I'm sure they are pairing up with Sony to offer a 200mb connection
8-10mb down/~800k up, Boston, Version DSL, cant get fiber optic yet (FIOS) and i dont want to pay almost double or more to Comcast to get faster speeds
I'm in the same boat. @Ripsta7th; I can play online on 3Mb just fine, it's just huge downloads and patches that take all day to finish. If RCN were in my area I'd sign up up a heartbeat. #**k Concast! and they're mandatory contracts. Gateway MT6706 2008
dont even talk about india ... Paying 30dollars per month for 1mbps and the cap is 15gb people there is a bad bad world out here
I guess you guys would laugh at 300kbps actual speed?
You poor soul
I feel ya bro, I feel ya! Gateway MT6706 2008
Weak sauce bro. I've got 100kb max download and like 20 upload. It took me like 4 straight days to download blacklight retribution on my pc.
I get like 650-800 kbps ..... I use to get max 150 kbps which I had for like 8 years so I know your pain. Also drives me up the wall people complaining about like 5-10 mb speeds .I would probably kill for that kind of speed .
10, get 120mb myself in the UK, all for £35 per month :) not having a go but most gamers moan about there speed but are not Willing to pay for it. here in the UK they give free broadband with there tv package and they wonder why it's crap lol. Seriously the consumer needs to wise up, ifs like anything in life you get what you pay for
The USA is waaaaaaay bigger than Japan and has a lot of gaps in population. It's no surprise that Japan had it easy in setting up the latest wiring. There are certainly AREAS where you can get great internet in the US, but because the population is generally so much less dense, it doesn't make as much financial sense for companies to deal with installing the latest.
@allformats Gotta agree. Given that (in the US) most ISPs are also cable providers I just can't be sad for them. They make you buy a ton of what you don't want to get what you do want
That's why digital downloads aren't the future.
Maybe in 10 years
Google Fiber says otherwise...
they're fighting google fiber with all of their fiber O.o
@Fireseed Im not sure exactly how much it costs, but its like 1 billions dollars (or more!) to wire a city.