Another Kind of Speedwave

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    Urmas Subarctic Penguin VIP Member

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    Just for fun: let's take a reasonably snappy connection (I am using a modest 1 Gb connection here as an example), and do a little speedtest world tour.

    These results are by no means canonical – Internet weather does change from hour to hour. However: it might not be a total waste of time to ponder... um... like, "should I get this fancy new 1 Gb [home] connection, or would 200 Mb be enough? Or should I save the money and make do with the basic 40 Mb connection? Would I even notice the difference most of the time?"

    Seat belts fastened? Takeoff:

    The friendly neighbourhood server (< 10 km away)
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    The neighbouring countries:
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    Some European servers:
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    Some North American servers:
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    China, Hong Kong & the Philippines:
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    Urmas -- 2 fast 4 you :fool:
     
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    :(Blimey Urmas I wish I could get speeds like that. We moved to here and connected to BT and all we could get was 0.3Mb/s so I now have wireless internet and that varies betewn 3Mb/s to 10Mb/s. seems to be affected by the weather.
     
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    Urmas the fast Finn :lol:
     
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    its gonna be fast, he's doing it through his Uni servers :D
     
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    Urmas Subarctic Penguin VIP Member

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    True dat... never mind the fact that I'm WAAAAAY past the uni age -- the uni student age, that is.

    The point here -- if there is a point -- is that great speeds are relative (and to some extent, random -- depending on the global internet weather.)
     
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    Two years later; speeds have increased significantly within Europe — again, seen from Helsinki/Espoo, gigabit connection:


    Finland

    Espoo
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    Helsinki
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    Turku
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    Vaasa
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    Sweden

    Stockholm
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    Malmö
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    Norway

    Oslo
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    Bergen
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    Trondheim
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    Bodø
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    Alta
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    Denmark

    Copenhagen
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    Odense
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    Sonderborg
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    Estonia

    Tallinn
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    Latvia

    Riga
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    Lithuania

    Vilnius
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    Poland

    Poznan
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    Russia

    St. Petersburg
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    Moscow
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    Belarus

    Minsk
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    Germany

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    Munich
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    The Netherlands

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    Hilversum
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    The Czech Republic

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    Slovakia

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    Hungary

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    Bulgaria

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    Great Britain

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    Newcastle
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    France

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    Marseille
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    Switzerland

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    Spain

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    Italy

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    Greece

    Athens
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    Urmas — still got speed
     
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    Dont you just love our European friends!!!:p
     
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    Those speeds are just ridiculous..:eek:
     
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    Even worse when some brag about it!!:lol:
     
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