ThunderNews Usenet access offer unlimited speeds as fast as your internet connection will allow. But just how fast is your connection? Are you receiving the speeds for which you’re paying your internet service provider?
In 2009, an FCC study indicated that internet service providers were underperforming and were not delivering the speeds which users believed they were paying to receive. In this recent report, however, the FCC found that, in most cases, connection speeds were around what was advertised.
The more recent reports shows that fiber-based services provided 114-percent of promised speed, while cable provided the advertised speed 93-percent of the time, and DSL provided advertised speed 82-percent of the time. As would be expected, the connection speeds took a dip in the evening hours when more people are home and using the internet.
In the 2009 report, it was indicated that internet service providers delivered roughly half of the advertised connection speed. Quite the two-year turnaround for internet service providers. Needless to say, the more recent report is good news for Usenet users who hope for the most out of their internet connection so they can browse, download and discuss on Usenet at their convenience.