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Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:14

US Internet falls behind Romania

Written by Nick Farell
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That is what you get when you listen to big business
In its desperate bid to make the rich and the telecommunications monopolies happy, the former British colony of Virginia is screwing over the rest of its population.

The internet speeds in the US are falling faster than a freefalling team of elephants who have forgotten to pack a parachute. Currently the US' is the 25th fastest Internet service in the world, just behind Romania, and falling.

The problem was caused by the owl worshipping George Bush who decided that his chums in the telcos would be a lot better off if they did not have so muchred tape. It sounded like a good idea even if the telcos were starting to merge and create more monopolies.

So the government watchdog, the FCC tossed out competitive broadband safeguards such as open-access requirements, which opened lines to other providers. In 2002, the agency ruled that high-speed cable Internet access would no longer be considered a telecommunications service but rather an “information service.” In 2005, the FCC also reclassified broadband delivered by the phone companies as an “information service.”

This killed off the idea that open communications in competitive markets were essential to economic growth and innovation. The nearly monopolistic telcos could effectivelty tell the customer that they could screw themselves.

Meanwhile other nations in Europe and Asia set up pro-competitive policies, which make even Romania look superior to the US, which of course, it is.


Nick Farell

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+5 #1 Medallish 2011-09-20 12:31
Yet another thing the US is failing at, this article is exactly right, this is what you get when you privatize everything and remove all regulations. It's sad because I don't want to see the US fail, but they are being so moronic lately, even Obama who could have improved things but instead does the will of the extreme right wing.
 
 
+2 #2 saneblane 2011-09-20 12:59
Obama is trying his best, but their are too many wealthy people in politics working against him and the rest of the country who are uninformed just buy in to the BS.
 
 
+4 #3 Jakall 2011-09-20 13:06
While in rural areas Romania has virtually no internet usage(maybe a some gsm internet here and there), in urban areas Romania has one of the highest speeds internet in the world.
Quote:
Third Fastest internet speed in world is of Romania, which is around 6.2MBPS
from http://www.xinz.org/blog/fastest-internet-speed-in-world/
Here we have something like 100 mbs for ~13,5 USD/month, so pretty cheap and fast because of competition in the market. Also, our national network(fibre) is relatively new, that is why the connections are fast.
 
 
0 #4 Vizeroy 2011-09-20 13:38
Nice to see FUD loosing even the slightest connection to physics...

Anyone who can tell why a squirrel w/o a chute would fall faster than said elephants earns 10 points ;)

(Mr. Eiffel proved the concept by using his tower for free fall experiments)
 
 
+6 #5 Jermelescu 2011-09-20 13:58
Romania has the 4th best connection in the world, get your facts right, retards.
 
 
+2 #6 Medallish 2011-09-20 14:23
Quoting saneblane:
Obama is trying his best, but their are too many wealthy people in politics working against him and the rest of the country who are uninformed just buy in to the BS.

He's playing too much politics, he says he can't because of the evil republicans, but has he ever challenged them? Obama would have been great after Clinton as the US was on the right track and, but today when the US desperately needs someone to fix the mess we see the US in, he's not trying hard enough, sorry to say so, Obama seems like a cool guy, but he's not the leader the US needs now.
 
 
0 #7 Nonameman 2011-09-20 15:15
Quoting Vizeroy:
Nice to see FUD loosing even the slightest connection to physics...

Anyone who can tell why a squirrel w/o a chute would fall faster than said elephants earns 10 points ;)


Well as we all know FUD can be a little short on brain power in their articles. Friction is the word we are looking for here. The surface area of an elephant is far greater than that of the squirrel (resistance with air is higher), and because weight has no correlation with gravity it has no effect.
 
 
0 #8 MrBungle 2011-09-20 16:07
Quoting saneblane:
Obama is trying his best, but their are too many wealthy people in politics working against him and the rest of the country who are uninformed just buy in to the BS.


Obama came into office with Dem majorities in both houses of congress. The US got two years of essentially unopposed Democrat/Left-wing agenda. If more federal handouts and stricter regulation were the key to a thriving economy then we would be in the middle of a massive boom right now. The government is a necessary evil which produces nothing. It is a parasite on the private economy and expanding it further is not going to do anything but depress real wealth generation to an even greater degree because every dime it spends must be borrowed or taken from someone else.
 
 
-1 #9 MrBungle 2011-09-20 16:10
Quoting Vizeroy:
Nice to see FUD loosing even the slightest connection to physics...

Anyone who can tell why a squirrel w/o a chute would fall faster than said elephants earns 10 points ;)

(Mr. Eiffel proved the concept by using his tower for free fall experiments)


I would guess a squirrel and an elephant have different terminal velocities, however the rate they will accelerate toward their respective terminal velocites in a free fall would be identical though.
 
 
0 #10 JEskandari 2011-09-20 16:12
well here we are 169th on speed competition :-x
by the way do you think there is a hope
that we pass USA or better said Usa pass us :P .
 

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