Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Ricardo Ferreira ricardofbferreira at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 14:36:09 UTC 2011

Funny, how in the title refers to the Internet globally when the article is
specific about the USA.

I live in europe and we have at home 100Mbps . Mid sized city of 500k
people. Some ISPs even spread WiFi across town so that subscribers can have
internet access outside their homes.

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 3:22 PM, Jared Mauch <jared at puck.nether.net> wrote:

> On Jun 10, 2011, at 10:04 AM, Scott Brim wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 09:47, Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net> wrote:
> >> I'd go so far as to say "user failure".  If I wanted cable TV
> >> (especially if I needed it at home as part of my job), I wouldn't
> >> buy/rent/lease/whatever a home without checking that cable TV is
> >> available at that location.
> >
> > Yeah, he messed up, but the social problem is still real.  The
> > Internet is now more important than electricity or water -- you can go
> > off the grid or dig your own well, but more and more you can't get a
> > job or talk to the government without web access and email.
> >
> I have an off-the-grid location I can go to.  I can get internet access
> there with a VZ MIFI at speeds of 1Mb/s.  What I can't get is a software
> update over that service to keep my devices secure.  The 5GB data cap gets
> in the way.
> The current set of iphone/ipad firmware updates are about 700mb per device.
>  Not counting the latest combo updater (or incremental) for MacOS.
> (Hopefully with the 5.0 software announced they will do OTA updates on a
> different APN that doesn't count against ones data limits).
> I don't use windows so not sure what those weigh in at, but they're bound
> to be a few hundred megs.
> - Jared

Ricardo Ferreira

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