Galileo 12/5/2012 | 5:12:34 PM
re: Mapping US Broadband

In my little city in the midwest, they showed about 6 or 7 service providers, only 2 are actually offer real service and left out the third who is the local MSO who have very good service (much higher than the advertised one by AT&T that they showed) and probably have higher penetration than the other two they did mention.

So overall...not impressed. However it is an interesting DB

Jeff Baumgartner 12/5/2012 | 5:12:34 PM
re: Mapping US Broadband

The first big irony is that the broadband map needs more broadband as the site gets pummeled by visitors on the first day.

Beyond that, the data's already wrong for my area. Comcast has D3 here, but it's apparently not reflected since it says Comcast maxes out at between 6-10Mbit/s downstream here.  But Qwest comes off looking pretty sweet with advertised downstream speeds of 10-25Mbit/s.

So I can see why NCTA is among many that considers this Version 1.0.

But my town is apparently wanting anyway as we've thrown our lot into the Google 1-Gig sweepstakes... and there are probably at least 10 people here who are actually waiting with bated breath to hear the results. JB




Mark Sebastyn 12/5/2012 | 5:12:33 PM
re: Mapping US Broadband

Your tax dollars hard at work. 

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