posted on Jan, 18 2006 @ 11:51 PM
it always irks me to see americans complain about their internet access.
australians pay 60$USD for a 1500/256kbps adsl connection with 20GB monthly quota, and that's the standard itnernet connection. once you go over the
20gb quota, you usually get throttled to between 56 and 72kbps (depending on ISP). most ISP's use RANDOM PACKET BLOCKING for throttling, which in
effect throttles the speed down by another 10% because of resend attempts and network overhead.
aussies also get stuck with #ty 300+ pings to american servers, normally, as well as having minimal decent game servers in our country due to a
cheaparsed ex-government-owned company that owns the majority of the internet backbones in this country, meaning coloco expenses are through the roof,
as well as wholesale connection expenses.