The increasingly increasing speed of Internet connections
September 23, 2011
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In all the twelve years I’ve been on the Internet, I’ve never changed providers. I have chello broadband, now owned by UPC, which was then the only cable connection you could get in Vienna. I still think it’s the best thing you can get around here in most cases. For twelve years, my fees have stayed the same, but the speed of my connection has steadily increased.
I remember that back in 2000, when Napster was the big thing, it took me about the same time to download a song as to play it, that is, I could download about 1MB per minute. Nowadays I can download 1MB in one second. Now I find upon reviewing my Van Buren page, that in April 2007 it took me 40 minutes to download the 240MB tech demo, that’s 6MB per minute or 10 seconds for 1MB.
So the speed first increased sixfold in seven years, and now tenfold in four years. Not only do Internet connections get faster, they get faster faster!