U.S. Struggles to Keep Pace in Delivering Broadband Service

Posted in: Government & Policy at 30/12/2013 22:25

San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the United States, a progressive and economically vibrant metropolis of 1.4 million people sprawled across south-central Texas. But the speed of its Internet service is no match for the Latvian capital, Riga, a city of 700,000 on the Baltic Sea.

Riga's average Internet speed is at least two-and-a-half times that of San Antonio's, according to Ookla, a research firm that measures broadband speeds around the globe. In other words, downloading a two-hour high-definition movie takes, on average, 35 minutes in San Antonio -- and 13 in Riga.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/30/technology/us-struggling-to-keep-pace-in-broadband-service.html

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