Blame it on the Bears.......

Discussion in 'Survival Communications' started by BTPost, Sep 14, 2011.


  1. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    From the Seattle Pi......today....


    Idaho has slow Internet because of… itchy bears?


    This might be one reason Idaho has slow Internet.

    This just in from the New York Times: Idaho has the slowest Internet connectivity in the nation, and that’s partially because of bears rubbing themselves on towers.

    It’s also because of snow, fog, mountains and (in summary) the fact that most of Idaho is rural countryside.

    “I don’t think enough people understand just how bad the situation is,” one expert told the Times. “It really is time for this country to invest in getting its citizens online where we don’t have Internet access, especially in rural areas, so we stop sending jobs to India that we could be sending to Idaho.”

    Blame the bears. Maybe they’re just better behaved in India.


    Idaho has a connectivity of 318 kilobytes per second. The northeastern part of the country generally has faster connectivity speeds, according to the survey.

    Washington leads the western part of the country with 667 kilobytes per second.

    Read the full story from the New York Times here: “For Idaho and the Internet, Life in the Slow Lane.”
     
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  2. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey++

    Come everybody blame's it on the bear's how do we know it was the bear's it could be bigfoot useing the tower's for a back statching post
     
  3. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Had a bear chew thru the cable on our internet tower....had to slip a pc of 2" pc pipe over the first 10 '.
     
  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Aw Andy.....


    The bear was probably just flossing! : O
     
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  5. dataman19

    dataman19 Monkey+

    Maybe he was trying to hiJack the internet to send eMail to all his furry FurBook Fans... ???
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    Dave
    Phoenix, AZ
     
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