“GeekBusters” crack the case: tech myths debunked

This article is a great list of tech concepts that are often misunderstood, even by the most tech-savvy. For example:

1. Why a cable Internet service provider’s (ISP) advertised speeds are not actually reality

While it’s attractive to see that ISPs advertise 10-15 megabits per second download speed, the reality is that you share the same network node as your neighbor (and neighborhood) when it comes to network logistics. So if you and 15 of your neighbors who have the same cable Internet provider are all online, that 10-15 mbps is split between each of you. What’s worse is that if one of your neighbors is downloading 24/7, then you’ll see reduced speed all the time. The highest chance of your network’s peak performance is late in the evening when everyone else is asleep.

Link to “GeekBusters” – Tech Myths Debunked!

  1. #1 by Mario on May 7, 2013 - 10:25 pm

    I’m not sure why but this web site is loading extremely slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a issue on my end? I’ll
    check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  2. #2 by My Blog on August 24, 2014 - 11:41 pm

    It depends on the type of connection you are using and quality of your internet service provider. I use wimax for my internet connect and my ISP offers double the speed what they promise. However, this is not really the same in case of all those internet service providers out there. So, choose your isp wisely.

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