Sunday, August 22, 2010

It's official, your ISP is lying to you about your net speed | DVICE

It's official, your ISP is lying to you about your net speed | DVICE: "In a study titled, 'Broadband Performance,' the FCC, also known as the Federal Communications Commission — you know, an entity of the U.S. government — is making it official: ISPs are telling consumers that their Internet connection is faster than it really is.

In fact, according to the document, in 2009 'download speeds experienced by US consumers appear to lag advertised speeds by roughly 50 per cent.' As in ISPs were telling people they were getting speeds to the tune of 7-8 Mbps (or megabit-per-second), when they were really getting 3-4 Mbps."

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