Worst Internet Connection in the US
Researchers at M-Lab have released a report detailing the worst internet connections in the country.
Do you think your Internet is slow? That’s nothing compared to what these folks are going through.
If you live in Chicago, and try to connect via AT&T (T, Tech30) from 4 p.m to 11 p.m., speeds for certain websites and Internet services are basically like dial-up in the 1990s.
There are a handful of other examples from researchers at M-Lab, which provides tools to assess Internet performance. In some cases, Internet speeds can be as slow as 0.5 Megabits per second.
Take Seattle, where CenturyLink (CTL) customers trying to access particular sites from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. will have unbearably slow speeds. New York’s Time Warner Cable (TWC) customers from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Verizon customers from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. speeds are so slow that they can’t access certain sites and services.
The same goes for Verizon (VZ, Tech30) customers in Washington trying to access particular sites at either 7 p.m. or 10 p.m.