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How Far Will You Go For Highest Speed Internet? 142

Zecheus (1072058) writes "This community is extraordinarily rural. It is considered among the northernmost in the world. In the summer, temperature rises as high as 40F. There are more polar bears than humans. Even the usual ubiquitous and generous Norwegian health care is out of reach: inhabitants leave for the south to give birth or to die. On the other hand, it enjoys the highest quality Internet experience in the world due to recently installed fiber. Care to give it a try? By the way, the area has a turnover rate of over 25% every year."
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How Far Will You Go For Highest Speed Internet?

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  • 50 - 100 Mb/s (Score:4, Informative)

    by iktos ( 166530 ) * on Wednesday April 02, 2014 @01:15PM (#46640735)

    Of course Telenor themselves mention the bandwidth: []
    Fibre optic with lots of Gb/s to the European mainland: []
    Can be noted that any citizen of a country which has signed the Svalbard treaty can move there without needing any permit.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 02, 2014 @01:34PM (#46640947)
    If you're using uTorrent, it incorrectly uses memory mapped files in Windows, which causing the Kernel to not release memory mapped ranges and eventually uses all of your physical memory. This is actually working as intended for Windows, which means there is a known way to DOS the host if you have local access. The best part is this memory does not show allocated to a user, but to the kernel, so you can't easily find what is causing the havok.

    It's as much uTorrent's fault as it is Window's. It is clearly documented that it works this way when using certain memory mapped file types that uTorrent uses, but it is a horrible design by Microsoft. uTorrent refuses to "fix" this issue because they consider it entirely a problem of Windows. All they need to do is not use memory mapped files and do their own cashing or not cache at all. But nope. This issue is several years old, but is only now becoming more prevalent with faster Internet connections.
  • by Kjella ( 173770 ) on Wednesday April 02, 2014 @02:51PM (#46641731) Homepage

    Digging a little they're talking about a 50/50Mbit connection (Norwegian) [], so the article is wildly exaggerated... triple the mean connection yes, not 10-20 times.

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