Peter Kafka

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Don't Like Fast Web Connections? Get Yourself to Alaska.

In a hurry to get around the Internet? Best to avoid Alaska. The Web there works well enough for Sarah Palin–she’s big into Facebook and Twitter, snafus aside–but a big swath of the state is still on “narrowband,” with super-pokey connection speeds.

So says Web infrastructure giant Akamai (AKAM), via its just-released “State of the Internet” report:

And if speed’s your thing? Then just like last year, you’ll want to get yourself to Delaware, where people enjoy incorporating companies and plentiful broadband.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik