Internet Speeds a rip-off on the US?

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People say that the US has the worst internet speed in the world, which is usually true. However 3% of the US has the fastest internet a geek could imagine.


Here are a few test I examined to base my judgement.

Local Area 1:

Local Area 2:




Based on these connections statistics, the over-all internet sucks in the United States. If you pay for fast internet like Google fiber, it isn’t worth it, because the servers in the United States suck just as much as the consumer internet.

Now lets see the speed connecting to a random European server from the same ISP.

Still here, the slowness of the DNS servers affect the connection, but doing another server a little-bit closer we see this.

Which the download speed is extremely higher than the US servers. Are American citizens being ripped-off?
You can decide by these tests, for yourself!


Katy Pillman

Katy Pillman is the Lead Programmer for Tactician Studios LLC. She is young, but experienced in the technical field, and writes in her free-time. △ ◎ × □

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  1. Mark Sweeney July 23, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Hi, I live just outside London my Internetspeed was 125mbps down and 12mbps up

    • Tyler McIntosh July 23, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      125mbps down? Fiber optics?

      • Mark Sweeney July 24, 2014 at 2:27 am

        Hi, Yes Fiber optics, Virgin Media is the ISP, Very good service in my area.

  2. Ebey Pradeep August 9, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Ha ha ha ha ..LOL..clearly you have never been to India…

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