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What US city has fastest Internet

submitted on April 21, 2010 by siggy38 in "Member's Lounge"
Akamai Technologies, which collects and analyzes a unique data set of worldwide speeds and IP address usage. When all of the company's speed data was sorted by city, (3) US locations top the list they are: Berkeley, California (average speed: 18.7Mbps), Chapel Hill, North Carolina (average speed: 17.5Mbps), and Stanford, California (average speed: 17.0Mbps). The next US city on the list is Durham, North Carolina (average speed: 13.6Mbps) in eighth place, followed by Ithaca, New York; Ann Arbor, Michigan; College Station, Texas; Urbana, Illinois; Cambridge, Massachusetts; University Park, Pennsylvania; and East Lansing, Michigan.
Each of these cities houses a major research university. Confused
http://arstechnica.com/tech-po.....ley-ca.ars
        

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  • 59868
    tammy987
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    Posted by tammy987 on April 21, 2010
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    Bet most, if not all, these universities has some gov't research going on. Hmmm, interesting. Wink
  • 59869
    midget
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    Posted by midget on April 21, 2010
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    I knew my city wouldn't be on the list cause even though i pay for high speed i'm sure not getting it!
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on April 21, 2010
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      No one else in these areas are either, those speeds are HIGHLY inflated by fiber or T1-3 lines the universities have.
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    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on April 21, 2010
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    Those are some pretty fast speeds, but many cities in other countries really put us to shame.
  • 59937
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on April 22, 2010
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    The fastest cheapest internet is apparently in Hong Kong. 1 Gbps fiber for just $26!

    http://www.tomshardware.com/ne.....10225.html
  • 59940
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on April 22, 2010
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    Including the university T1 lines has definitely inflated those figures. If you'd like to test your own home speed, try a site like http://speedtest.net/ . For free results, click only on the "Begin Test" bar near the top of the page in the middle. (Ignore the performance-boosting offers on the same page.)
  • 59950
    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on April 22, 2010
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    DSLreports.com also has a lot of online tools such as speed tests, line quality, VOIP, your IP, whois, etc.

    http://www.dslreports.com/tools
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    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on March 23, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    No doubt about it, Berkeley reigns high internet speed. We had no problem getting free Wi-Fi connection anywhere in the Berekely area. Stanford is quick to rank 2nd!

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