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High-Speed Internet in Kansas

Despite claims such as “x times faster,” Internet service providers usually never quite say faster than what, and the actual speed of data transmission is subject to a whole bunch of factors out of the customer’s control. With the enormous growth of subscribers to its video streaming system, Netflix has some understandable interest in the real-life delivery speed of its data, and they finally have published their findings.

The good news is that my readers in Kansas City have the opportunity to subscribe to the fastest ISP service: Google Fiber. The rest of the results is not quite as clear-cut. Most of the providers bunch around the middle of the scale, and DSL services fall, as one would expect, somewhat behind.

It is a good idea to test the real speed of your Internet connection to make sure that you get what you pay for. Most providers have some sort of test page on their website, and you can always go to an Internet speed test site, such as www.speedtest.net. Speedtest.net also offers an app for testing connection speeds on your smartphone.

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2 Responses to “High-Speed Internet in Kansas”

  1. EP says:

    With speed like that… Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.

  2. Michael says:

    @EP: Kansas is asking for it (see this old post).

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