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Old 06-22-2010, 05:22 AM
 
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Default Pgh #3 among US cities for average broadband cities

Edit: that title should read "average broadband speeds"

Anyway, here is the article:

The Top 10 Cities With the Best Broadband

And here is the Top 10:

1.San Jose, Calif. 15.02 Mbps
2.Saint Paul, Minn. 14.53 Mbps
3.Pittsburgh, Pa. 14.18 Mbps
4.Oklahoma City, Okla. 12.12 Mbps
5.Brooklyn, N.Y. 12.10 Mbps
6.Tampa, Fla. 12.05 Mbps
7.Bronx, N.Y. 12.01 Mbps
8.New York, N.Y. 11.85 Mbps
9.Denver, Colo. 11.68 Mbps
10.Sacramento, Calif. 11.34 Mbps

I wonder if that is in part a Verizon FiOS thing.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:20 AM
 
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So far I've found so few sites that have sufficient throughput for me to download stuff at the 6mbps speed I have that, for now, I don't see the point of getting anything faster. I do wish my upload speed was quicker though. 768kbps blows goats.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:17 AM
 
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hhhhmmmm----Wonder why Brooklyn and "New York, NY" are separate.....am I to guess "New York, NY" means Manhattan?
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:09 AM
 
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Another article on this report, this time also indicating that Pittsburgh is #21 worldwide:

Ookla ranks top broadband cities in the world; Seattle finishes 44th



However, you can get current data here, and we have slipped to #25 as of my writing this:

Net Index by Ookla

Incidentally, this is just a guess, but they might have had county-level data so decided to break out NYC on that basis (the boroughs are all their own counties).
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Another article on this report, this time also indicating that Pittsburgh is #21 worldwide:

Ookla ranks top broadband cities in the world; Seattle finishes 44th



However, you can get current data here, and we have slipped to #25 as of my writing this:

Net Index by Ookla

Incidentally, this is just a guess, but they might have had county-level data so decided to break out NYC on that basis (the boroughs are all their own counties).
Great news! Another way we could attract tech companies to Pittsburgh. Just imagine how great our ranking would be with Google's internet.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Philly
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hhhhmmmm----Wonder why Brooklyn and "New York, NY" are separate.....am I to guess "New York, NY" means Manhattan?
Manhattan is NY County, and thus Ny, NY=Manhattan.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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I'm sorry, but this area is a little bit behind the technological curve. I don't think I've written a check since 2000 until moving here in 2010. The water company doesn't have a website; the gas company doesn't have a website; can't pay your taxes on-line; can't pay the trash bill on-line...

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Old 06-22-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: ɥbɹnqsʇʇıd
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This list means nothing honestly. The only way anyone is getting close to those speeds is if they have Verizon FIOS and years after FIOS came into the city they still don't have many areas with that service. Otherwise you're going to stuck with Comcastic Hell or some other middle or some crappy DSL service. Nevermind the blocked ports, traffic shaping, awful DNS servers, sandvining, turning their customers information over to the government, or whatever other crooked tactics American ISP's implement on their customers.

In general, Americans pay WAY more for WAY less when it comes to internet access and that includes Pittsburgh. People may think FIOS is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but they obviously never had the joy of having a Swedish ISP.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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Just FYI, those numbers are based on actual consumer speedtests.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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I'm sorry, but this area is a little bit behind the technological curve. I don't think I've written a check since 2000 until moving here in 2010. The water company doesn't have a website; the gas company doesn't have a website; can't pay your taxes on-line; can't pay the trash bill on-line...

Not sure where you live, but I pay everything on line except water and sewage, for some reason they won't get into the 90's.
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