Across the globe, a change is occurring. Millions of people are buying up the latest mp3, mp4, PDA, handheld gaming, mobile phones, mobile media devices, and similar products. Along with these new devices, come the demand for high end internet service providers, so these customers, can quickly transfer files from the net, to their PC, to their device. The demand is so high, that it seems the technology gadget market, is light years ahead of the overall ISP performance and service available. Now more than at any previous time in the history of the internet, is broadband more of a necessity than a desire, with all the demands for it's capabilities.
It's late 2009, and seemingly today there are more users sharing information over the internet, than there were in many previous years combined. Almost every major new gadget that is available to you in the stores, allows the transfer of music, video, games, and other multimedia files. The companies marketing these new products, are not surprisingly the same companies helping to wage the war on copyright infringement and file sharing.
Apple, probably a world leader in the gadget market, have stated that they will not allow Bit Torrent or other file sharing protocols to be "rejected" as applications from their app list. Yet they create devices, which 85% of the customers, fill with copyrighted material. Apple is a hypocritical joke.
Leaning onward, we see that the consumer, having the above mentioned devices and products at their fingertips, will continue to demand the speed they need, to fill these devices full of the same materials that they eventually have to crack, hack, or mod their devices to use properly. This part can be done with ease, but finding an ISP, (internet service provider), which is able to provide them the ultimate speed for their needs, is not a simple task.
In fact, a recent study, has shown that only 18% of ISP's globally give you the "advertised" maximum upload and download speeds. For example, you are told your max download speed is 3mbps, and you only get around 2.0mbps, that is quite a difference. Even worse typically is the upload, which is advertised at 1mbps and tends to stick around the 400kbps mark. As unfortunate as this is, its bogging down the internet.
As I said, today more than ever, thousands of terabytes of data are transferred daily across the web, for various reasons. The internet is capable of handling such modern advances in internal lines, and data centers holding gigabyte lines now, yet we do not see this being used day to day in service providers worldwide. Yet we see sky-high prices, for speeds that were around nearly a decade ago. The question remains, "do you like being ripped off?" I'm pretty sure you do not.
The utter lack of knowledge that is provided to consumers in most nations, keep the general public ill informed about the capabilities that exist. In a world where 1gbps and 10gbps lines do exist, why do millions pay outrageous prices for simple 10mbps lines? Well, the answer is simple, these ISP's control the monopoly over certain areas, and as long as they continue to funnel a hard cash flow into the government where they sell their products, it's unlikely any legislative body is going to force them to evolve.
Thankfully, in most nations around the world, you as a citizen, do have a voice. In many countries, such as the EU, have implemented new standards and strategies as investing in Next Generation Access Networks, forcing ISP's and consumers alike into removing slow connections, old lines, and outdated nodes. This is a great leadership role for a power such as the EU, leading the way in modernization of the internet.
Unfortunately, many nations do not have the same strategies, and in places like the United States, those willing to excel and increase the connections, are not allowed to "expand" their market, due to pre-existing "contracts" from certain providers in certain regions. In fact, Verizon leads the globe, with it's internal FiOS network, but is not able to spread across North America, due to access disputes over markets controlled by the old Bell South Giant, and other regions under control of Time Warner Incorporated, EarthLink, Comcast and AT&T.
Sadly, money prevails over providing the best overall service. This is something that we can beg and beg for, yet until the old giants decide to "share" their regions, then the United States will remain years behind the rest of the world as far as overall performance and speed on the internet.
Those who do have access to true gigabyte lines and solid connections, are stunned to realize what some people will pay for the outrageous, overpriced, and under performing internet service providers. Not only does this hold many in North America back, but this slows and bogs down the internet as a whole. Can you imagine a world, where you simply went to download a 2GB file, and once you clicked the "download" button, before you could blink the file was complete? A wish for many, yet this is capable, if we could move past the politics and monopolized giants that control the industry today.
Those on the cutting edge are doing even more. They're swapping videos or software — sometimes illicitly — through services such as BitTorrent. They're using gadgets such as the SlingPlayer, programs such as Simplify Media or services such as Apple's Mobile Me to remotely access videos, music or files from their home PCs or other devices. And they're backing up their home PCs to online storage sites, and their ranks are growing. YouTube users upload 20 hours of video to the site every minute. That's up from six hours of video every minute just two years ago. Meanwhile, Facebook users upload 850 million photos and 10 million videos to its site every month.
If you're stranded with a slow upload speed, in fact you will not be able to take part in the evolution of the internet, which is happening right in front of us. This technology allowing the increase in speeds, has been readily available to us all, for many years, it's just simply not up to the consumer, on whether or not the ISP's in question will implement the changes. What we need, is reform, and a branch of government to oversea this reform, as the changes in the world, require all nations to remain competitive, for the advancement of human beings in general.
We will not see changes, as long as such standards and corrupt regulations remain in place. The future is yours people, and only you can rally those around you, to implement the reform needed for your country. United we cannot fail. Time to call your representative, your congressional leader, your government officials, and demand that these changes be implemented into your government's policy at home. Research the candidates that you are able to elect for public office. Find one that stands side by side with you on these issues, and one who has not received funding from one of the mega multi monopolized technology giants.
Spreading the knowledge about what can be found for the same or less of a price, is sure to stir up controversy in your area. Those ISP's accused of price gouging for outdated service, will eventually have no choice to conform to the modernization methods, and to remain competitive with others, will oblige to these demands and concerns. It all starts with you, make sure you tell others the truth about organized telecommunications giants, and how they are holding you back.
September 20th, 2009
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Monday, September 21st, 2009
|why do they make the stuff if they dont wabt you to use it to its full potential, and the service providers, here where i live they do that say you be getting high speed and u get 2.o mpbs which i think is slow, there advertised highspeed on tv is 5 mpbs and u dont get any where near that|
|Well, i can say personally, that there will be a Service provider. WTFN(Way Too Fast Networks), Covering the NYC Metro. and soon after the N-E USA.|
this is the speedtest from my ISP i have used comcast and AT&T never did i get what i should have from AT&T comcast stuck pretty close to the advertised speed my test are always over and my ISP reasoning behind this is that if you are downloading and using there phone service there is not a bandwidth interference now that is what i call service and something that other company's should learn from
|There is a ISP company (I forgot the name)in Northern California, that is launching a satellite into space for, for this sole reason. W/ a broadband that is roughly 100GB per second, and its it is all wirelss, so its is way faster than the LAN ISP we have today (Charter, Comcast, AT&T, ect.)|
|man thats messed up for about 90.00 i got the internet the phone and the cable its a shame how alot of folks get ripped off just cuz of where they live|
|Welcome to the corporate run world of technology!!!! Let's all roll the dice and determine what we pay for what location... That's about how it works right now sadly. There needs to be an international effort, a global coalition to oversea technological advancements in all nations. This is essential to providing that not just certain billionaire companies (no names :) Will rule the markets in areas they have strangleholds on.|
|posted by (2009-09-21 07:58:34)|
i use this i have a 10mb but i only get 1200 kbps
|posted by (2009-09-21 16:58:37)|
|UK here...im with Sky and signed up for the 20Mb speed heres my test results|
Download Speed: 13016 kbps (1627 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 737 kbps (92.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
|posted by (2009-09-21 18:16:00)|
|just like gas, why decrease costs or increase product when you got everyone paying out the ass for crap now? the last thing i want is "increased" speed so they can triple what i pay already? dont think so..LOL internet costs are a pure total anal raping as it is already. cable for that whole matter is..|
|posted by (2009-09-21 18:51:21)|
|imo we can all say a big thanks to mpaa riaa ipfi or what ever thye are called they have something to do with itim lucky im paying for a 20mb and im downloading with almost 25 mmb so im happy|
|im capped @ 1012kps-down/235kbps|
|Taker-"imo we can all say a big thanks to mpaa riaa ipfi or what ever thye are called"|
Among many others, Alot of ISP's are personally trying to hold-off on giving faster speeds. Pretty much doing nothing more than profit-squeezing the public.
But, again. like i said earlier. keep a eye on WTFN, ill guarantee they will be a Open and Fast ISP.
and i Mean guarantee with everything i own, Guarantee, if you get my point.
|Great post. TY OBS. Yes, ISPs are Evil no doubt. It's all about the Golden Rule .... He who has the gold rules. LMAO.|
It's not right and I agree with you guys ... just the way of the world though. ;)
|posted by (2009-09-22 08:13:47)|
|if ppl think they are cap try check forum there is a post about being cap have to check it|
|wow never thought about it .. this way thanx a lot dude plzzzz keep posting more such articles.................. users need to informed about stuff like this|