Mr. T1 tells it like it is


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Mac OSX version screenshot courtesy coin-operated
Here at the museum, we just got a nice bump up in our broadband from our provider. It feels rather luxurious! But while I might feel like I'm speeding on the internet superhighway, according to a new study from the Communications Workers of America union, the United States' average speeds are falling behind those of other industrialized nations. The study is the first state-by-state report of internet connection speeds.

According to Speed Matters, people in Japan can download whole movies in two minutes (while it takes me, sadly, an entire evening). On their website, you can view a map showing average download rates by county. Many counties, however, had little data because connections were so slow participants didn't complete the speed test.

Want to see how fast your connection is? Let Mr. T1 deliver that news. Mr. T1 is a little freebie application from coin-operated that makes monitoring your speed just a little more fun.

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seaowl says:

The Speed Matters site also has a link to contact Congress. We need a National policy like other countries that provides true high speed access for all Americans. This is important for applications like telemedicine and distance learning.

posted on Wed, 07/18/2007 - 10:42am

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