41
@AgreeableLandscape
admin
link
fedilink
15
edit-2
10M

Internet speed, at least in Europe largely has little to do with how “advanced” a country is, but almost everything to do with how shitty and capitalistic their ISPs are.

@Zerush
link
fedilink
3
edit-2
9M

Agree, speed in the EU only depends on the amount of money you are willing to pay for the connection. You can have a fiber connection of one Gbs, but as a poor retiree that I am, I am left with 50Mbs of real max speed. The map shows average values, adding that to make matters worse, the contracted speed rarely coincides with the real speed.

Ephera
link
fedilink
29M

Yeah, but there is also the effect where more “advanced” countries got internet infrastructure earlier and therefore installed older technology. And now this older technology is still ‘good enough’, so that no one wants to invest in upgrading it.

You can usually even see that difference for rural vs. urban.

Tmpod
link
fedilink
19M

Yeah for sure lol

poVoq
link
fedilink
69M

A similar map with real internet access, i.e not stuck behind some CG-NAT, with decent upload speeds and without some traffic preference would be more interesting.

I don’t particularly care for those fast on paper, but in reality only good for watching Netflix & Youtube crap.

56!
link
fedilink
69M

man, the minimum is 10-20, and I’m here with less than 5 . I can watch netflix and make video calls though, so I don’t see the need. less than 5mbps

Dessalines
admin
link
fedilink
49M

Dang, why are hungary and romania kicking ass, but everyone around them doing not as well?

@gmate8
link
fedilink
29M

Because we are epic 😎

@loki
link
fedilink
3
edit-2
9M

Last I heard, ISP raise the speed for speed test sites/services. Which is why netflix had to create their own speed test service which uses servers that also serves its content from.

so is this really based realistic statistics??

I haven’t use speed test for quite a while but the speed results and reality were vastly different

@pinknoise
link
fedilink
29M

ISP raise the speed for speed test sites/services

Probably not, theres thousands of speed-test sites so keeping an up-to-date list would be quite an effort. I guess there could be companys selling those lists to multiple providers…

Maybe they rate limit older tcp connection or packets from the same host ip over time.

@vis4valentine
link
fedilink
310M

Oh shit I need one of those but with Latin America. I guess will be all red. Average internet speed in Venezuela doesn’t even reach 10 Mbps

@ChinaNumberOne
banned
link
fedilink
-410M

internet is american imperialism

@k_o_t
link
fedilink
59M

down with american imperialism 😎😎😎

reject instant messaging, embrace post pigeons 😎

@seahorse
link
fedilink
39M

IP over Carrier Pidgeon. It would at least have high throughput.

You need to up your trolling skills, mate.

@gmate8
link
fedilink
29M

Dang, we got those speeds tho here in Hungary

@k_o_t
link
fedilink
09M

honestly, why do people even need internet speeds beyond 100 mbit? 🤷‍♀️

kazutrash
link
fedilink
79M

Why no people even needs internet tbh? Let us return to monke

@k_o_t
link
fedilink
29M

😎😎🙉🙉

GadgeteerZA
link
fedilink
59M

Very easy, multiple people in same house watching YouTube, Netflix, etc on 1080p for a start. Quicker downloads for Steam Game updates which can be 10 to 20GB a game, publishing a video to YouTube could take ages otherwise. Yes it may not be a “need” as you say, but then we could also just be using dial-up modems too still ;-)

@hellojack
link
fedilink
59M

To download files faster?

As a ~500Mbps internet user, i cant agree to this.

@k_o_t
link
fedilink
49M

what are you downloading and uploading that requires such urgency?

@esi
link
fedilink
4
edit-2
5M

deleted by creator

@dragnucs
link
fedilink
1
edit-2
9M

deleted by creator

Subscribe to see more stories about technology on your homepage


  • 0 users online
  • 35 users / day
  • 51 users / week
  • 119 users / month
  • 477 users / 6 months
  • 4.55K subscribers
  • 2.06K Posts
  • 7.09K Comments
  • Modlog