Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year: Gift for the Internet Age.

Internet Service in a Seattle Area Home
Imagine our excitement when we recently — sometime last month — read the news that Comcast (is) doubling Internet speeds in Puget Sound region, Spokane.
The excitement did finally arrive into our home a couple of days ago, so that we can usher in the New Year at higher Internet (download) speeds! The accompanying image shows you that we now have a 100+ Mbps service in our home in the Seattle area.
Google Fiber's New Cities, 2014
This is no match, of course, for Gigabit speed Internet. Why? Because, not only is the download speed is about 1/10th of the Gigabit speed, the upload speed is still the same old 12 Mbps, even though the download speed has gotten doubled.

A Google Fiber would give you 1 Gbps symmetrical service. But, for some reason, the Seattle area is off the 34-city list planned for Google fiber by the end of 2014. However, Silicon Valley is blessed this time, even though it was not the first area offering Google Fiber; see Google's map.

In this day and age, when most people keep their data files in the cloud in spite of the vulnerability to hacking, etc., not having good speeds — download and upload — in the Internet service is a handicap.

Best wishes, dear reader, for the New Year.

May the (Internet) force be with you!

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