43% of Slashdotters call ISPs liars

I know what you’re thinking: Only 43%?

But we’re talking here about a single question: “How do your actual ISP speeds compare to the advertised speed?”

And as you can see from the screen capture of the poll results above, roughly four in 10 of some 5,000 Slashdotters who bothered to weigh in say their actual speeds are slightly lower or significantly lower than what their ISPs advertise.

Yes it’s an online poll and hence a self-selected sample, but these are people who by and large care more and are better equipped to make this judgment than other ISP customers.

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Network World Paul McNamara