Rage. Probably political rage. Maybe just personal rage. Lots of sarcasm and cynicism. Also pretty pictures.

soupsoup:

infoneer-pulse:

FiOS dominates as FCC measures actual Internet speeds
For the first time ever, the FCC has collected data (PDF) showing real-world speeds that Americans receive from their Internet providers. And the news is pretty good! Or, perhaps, it’s pretty bad!
Advocacy group Free Press blasted the results, released today. “No matter how industry tries to put a positive spin on these results, the report shows conclusively that many Americans are simply not getting what they pay for,” said research director S. Derek Turner in a statement. “This study indicates Comcast, Cox, and Verizon FiOS largely perform well, but other companies like Cablevision, AT&T, MediaCom, and Frontier all fail to deliver their customers the quality of service promised.
“In every other industry, giving your customers less than what they paid for is a very serious offense. ISPs should be held to the same standard, no matter how much they try to spin their way out of it.”
» via ars technica

Ouch, sorry Cablevision users. 

soupsoup:

infoneer-pulse:

FiOS dominates as FCC measures actual Internet speeds

For the first time ever, the FCC has collected data (PDF) showing real-world speeds that Americans receive from their Internet providers. And the news is pretty good! Or, perhaps, it’s pretty bad!

Advocacy group Free Press blasted the results, released today. “No matter how industry tries to put a positive spin on these results, the report shows conclusively that many Americans are simply not getting what they pay for,” said research director S. Derek Turner in a statement. “This study indicates Comcast, Cox, and Verizon FiOS largely perform well, but other companies like Cablevision, AT&T, MediaCom, and Frontier all fail to deliver their customers the quality of service promised.

“In every other industry, giving your customers less than what they paid for is a very serious offense. ISPs should be held to the same standard, no matter how much they try to spin their way out of it.”

» via ars technica

Ouch, sorry Cablevision users. 

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    FiOS is the shit.
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    Interesting findings. I really hope that offenders either keep their promises, or change their advertising and...
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    Yeah. This is a fairly accurate portrayal of my internet speed. Sometimes I can get about 12mbps or so, but it’s only...
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    … reasons why my internet goes out every night. fuck you cablevision. (lets see if my mom ever gets around to switching...
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