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88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

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reply to battleop

Re: hmm

said by battleop:

A little math for you. What's cheaper to wire? An area the size of the United States or an area the size of Montana.
Explan why the state of Rhode Island can only average 6.7 Mbps then instead of 100 Mbps? Because Rhode Island is 1/150 the size of Japan and has 20% more people per suqare mile. So this whole "the US is big and that's why we don't have the speeds" excuse is crap. We can't even do our smallest state which is in fact smaller than many COUNTIES.


battleop

join:2005-09-28
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If there are no excuses when can we expect you to start offering 1Gbps service to the people of Rhode Island?


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by battleop:

If there are no excuses when can we expect you to start offering 1Gbps service to the people of Rhode Island?
That's just stupid. The point is people say Japan can have 1 Gbps internet and we can't because Japan is much smaller and has more people per sq mile than the US. Well RI is even small and has more people per sq mile than Japan so where is the 1 Gbps or even 100 Mbps connections in RI?

besides the size of the US has nothing to do with nothing. What do you peole think there's one wire going form Maine to San Diego and one from Seattle to Miami and another form NY to LA? The vast majority of the US empty space and no one is suggesting spending money on providing broadband access to places where there isn't any people.


davidl

join:2008-07-11
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
Exactly...and how the hell can they make a long distance telephone call from Maine to San Diego now?...somebody must've got off his butt and ran a line down there

boast

join:2005-09-03
Miami, FL
Well, there is one company for the backbone, and another company wiring the city. With a company trying to do it all in every city, we end up with what we have. When a city tries to do it themselves, the companies bitch-n-moan.

Of course the whole USA having 100mbps would be difficult, but why wouldn't major cities have it?


davidl

join:2008-07-11
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
From what I gather, the biggest barrier to it is 'the last mile' of fibre to your house...it's there where the telcos and cablecos get you.

beaups

join:2003-08-11
Hilliard, OH
reply to davidl
your argument sucks. compare the population density in the individual areas in japan that are wired for 1gbps and compare it to the population density in RI