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Submitted by Lelldorianx 1256d ago | article

Map of the Fastest Download Speeds in the US (2011)

Gamers Nexus: "An analytical network performance and benchmarking firm -- funded in part by Intel -- recently released a study including the fastest and slowest average 'download speeds' in the US for 2011, getting down to city granularities. Here's a map we've created with the top fastest cities in the US for average download rates." (PC, Tech)

Wiiloveit  +   1256d ago
Lol. Evil ISP's? EVILLLLLL!
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Grap  +   1255d ago
WOW US really have bad ISP!! just wow here in Saudi we got FTTH 100M witch is 12MB/s
ATi_Elite  +   1255d ago
Whoa! Chill-Out
Lots of Non U.S. citizens bragging about how fast their ISP service is in what ever country they are in but be aware of a few facts before patting yourselves on the back.

1. The United States has over 300 million citizens which is more than any country except India, China, Russia!

2. Over 95% of the homes are Internet ready with maybe only South Korea having a higher number.

3. The average American has 1.7 mobile broadband devices and that is quickly reaching 2 mobile Internet devices per person which is higher than any country.

4. The United States has the largest FREE WiFi network in the world

5. Our Military uses more broadband than most countries, plus the amount of broadband our U.S. based companies use is also more than most countries.

6. Our Internet is the most reliable and we consume over 50% of the worlds Data!

So yes the U.S. has lower speeds "on Average" but we have way more traffic and devices connected to the Internet than many countries combined.

The U.S. does have Fios which is like 50mb down and that's the fastest speed i know of for consumers.

Over all it's good that the world has great Internet with South Korea having the Best as the Government mandated it's service but again S.K. doesn't have half the Internet traffic as the U.S.
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davekaos  +   1256d ago
Dear America. Your ISP's are total shite!!

i'm getting 9Mbps throughput here in the uk and more once my line gets upgraded to the 120mb package.
Saryk  +   1256d ago
Yep and we pay high for our shit too!
davekaos  +   1256d ago
I honestly thought you guys and Asia were top of the chain when it came to bandwidth.

Seriously i was getting 800Kbps throughput atleast 6 years ago, you guys are only getting this now!!

I feel bad for you son
norman29  +   1256d ago
I get faster speeds than that on my phone with 3 :O i can hit over 10mbs at off peak, you poor poor Americans :(
b163o1  +   1256d ago
This explains the reason the famas owns my ass in bf3, everyone who killed me with it was probably out of the country :^O
Saladfax  +   1255d ago
It's mostly Comcast and other big companies which have a stranglehold on the media market. They actively prevent further competition in major cities, which means most of the time you're stuck with one or two choices.

In the inner area of the Twin Cities, there was a small but inexpensive broadband company who couldn't get their advertisements aired because Comcast refused to let them.
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jetlian  +   1256d ago
that isnt much im on a 8mb and they have a 15mb level.
Lelldorianx  +   1256d ago
That's the advertised rate. My rate is advertised as 15Mb (megabits) per second as well, but I receive about 800KB/s on average.

Cable is not a constant nor predictable rate. But yes, in short, the US has pretty terrible ISPs and infrastructure.

It goes with being the first -- we now have the oldest infrastructure because we were the first to fully implement it. Shame we can't keep up, really.
jetlian  +   1256d ago
when I down load I get 980kbs average and have reached full 1.1 MB speeds

for the people that dont know 8 mb is 1 MB. Now after I DL 25 gb in 24 hours time. I do get throttled for a few days.

this is wow internet in the lake michigan states
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Lelldorianx  +   1256d ago
I pay about $50-$60 / month and get an advertised 15 Mb (little 'b') per second speed.

Is that what I actually get? Hell no! I can't tell if TWC is throttling me or if the wires are shite, but I probably get around 800KB/s.

When I used to live in Austin, though, I averaged 2MB/s. It was so good that I almost want to move back there...
C_Menz  +   1256d ago
People from other countries need to realize how difficult it is for a free economy system with the size of a country like the U.S.A to have internet compared to a country like South Korea.

Plus, the chart is average broadband speeds which includes the dozens of smaller budget companies that are slow compared to the giants like Verizon/Comcast. However even then most just go with the lowest plan since they charge you an arm, a leg, and your first born for faster speeds.
Lelldorianx  +   1256d ago
Great points and well said. The telecom companies in the US have no reason to want faster internet when they can already make so much money off of what they offer.
Saladfax  +   1255d ago
Comcast and CenturyLink are the only games in my town.

Sometimes it's even fewer choices than that, and God help you if you just want internet without phone and television jammed on as useless vestiges.
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Chrono  +   1255d ago
Do you mean 800 KB/s or Kbps? (it's very different)
ATi_Elite  +   1255d ago
Dear U.K. person
We have more people and far more Internet traffic than you guys do in the U.k.. Which will MAYBE only be surpassed by China (and it's 1 Billion population) as that country advances. India has a Billion people but they are advancing much much slower than China!

United Kingdom = 62 million people
United States = 313 million people

Now if i added another 251 million people to the U.K. network i GUARANTEE you your speeds would go down a lot.

The United States network is pretty dam good for the amount of people and devices connected to it and the sheer amount of traffic we consume.
Saryk  +   1256d ago
I have AT&T in my small town in north Louisiana and it sucks.
But have a friend in Jackson MS with Comcast and it is freaking awesome!
ExCest  +   1255d ago
But I heard Comcast was terrible. But then again, I had AT&T and it sucked bad as well.
Saryk  +   1255d ago
I think two turtles screwing is quicker than my connection, so anything would look good!
davekaos  +   1256d ago
@jetlian

What do you mean that isnt much??

I can download at 9Mbps which is around the 100mb mark

Below

9megabytes per second is my through put (actual download speed)
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Lelldorianx  +   1256d ago
What does that even mean? 9 megabits (Mb) is slightly over 1 megabyte. Clarify your statement.
firefly69  +   1256d ago
We have from 60 to 300MB of speed available to all.We already have 100MB 4G wireless and no Caps on downloads or uploads.Yes Portugal haves the best internet in the World and thats recon worldwide.Were do you people think most internet providers come to test the latest products....yes in Portugal,we have Research Centers from all major internet providers in our Country.

http://www.zon.pt/pacotes/P...

http://www.meo.pt/4g/Docume...
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Reborn  +   1256d ago
Yeah, most countries need to step it up on infrastructure. Sadly, their all too busy financing wars, and pointlessly flawed monetary policies (EU).

UK isn't too bad. Though, most of the times ISP are gaining customers based on the 'advertised' speed. Not the one you'll actually get. Then they get complaints, and well..
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jjb1981  +   1256d ago
I get 4 megabytes, or 32 megabits per second in Anaheim CA, SON!
Saladfax  +   1255d ago
And I bet it costs you an arm and a leg.
Are_The_MaDNess  +   1255d ago
Got 70/10 Megabit here with no limit.
And i feel sad for america
jukins  +   1255d ago
i pay $50 for comcast internet in baltimore,md before last year when everyone in the area was on comcast i still got 8-15 mbps but since alot of switched to verizon i've spiked up to anywhere from 12-20mbps for the same price. i wont complain.
kma2k  +   1255d ago
Im in so cal & have att i pay $29.99 for 15mbps speed but usually get around 12mbps which is pretty good. But man i wish i could have verizon in my area i wish i could get the 50mbps speed they offer!
ExCest  +   1255d ago
I used to have at&t but they recently put a data cap of 200gb a month. An anime watcher like me needs at least 250gb a month. I just liked how stable DSL was compared to TWC's cable internet.

(Lol I payed $29.99 for only 150Kb/s (That's 1.5Mbps). It was a dark time for me)

And yeah, I wanted Verizon down here too.
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TABSF  +   1255d ago
When I was with Virgin Media I was getting:

50Mbps or 6.25MB/s

Usually was round 47Mbps though :) really good service, just expensive :(
ExCest  +   1255d ago
Wait. If people in Cali (I'll consider SanFran Cali) get average 800Kb/s, THEN I"M ON TOP OF THE TOTEM POLE! YEAHHH

I suppose 1.2Mb/s is still slow compared to other people huh? (Even with crappy TWC)

Whatever it's only thirty bucks a month (Is that expensive compared to other countries?) with the ability to dl half a Tb in a month
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TABSF  +   1254d ago
My old 50Mbps would convert to $80 a month unlimited download

My current is about 7-11Mbps would convert to $26 a month unlimited download
gapecanpie  +   1255d ago
Do anyone really need over 4Mbs?
BitbyDeath  +   1255d ago
Lol and some people want to go digital
mayberry  +   1255d ago
America is YEARS behind everything being 100% digital. Including gaming consoles.

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