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How fast is your broadband?

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The FCC report released today on advertised broadband speeds praises Internet Service Providers like Verizon that are bridging the gap between how fast your Internet connection can be and what they actually deliver.

Fiber-to-home services scored top marks for averaging 114 percent of advertised download speeds during peak hours of congestion. Cable services met 93 percent of advertised speeds during the same hours, while DSL met 82 percent.

But the aggregate data in the FCC study on broadband speeds masks regional disparities.

A recent study of millions of broadband users by Pando Networks found that download speeds vary widely on a state-by-state basis.

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Will hiring accelerate in the second half of 2011?

Hiring in the U.S. stalled in June as employers added the fewest workers in nine months, dashing expectations the economy would bounce back quickly from a slowdown in the first half of the year. Despite the dismal jobs data, economists still expect that the economy will pull away from its first-half soft patch.

 

 

 

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Where oil prices will be in June 2012?

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Wars and revolutions across the Middle East and North Africa and the Japanese earthquake and tsunami have sent oil and gas prices soaring with economists worrying over the impact of escalating energy costs on global growth. Last week, for the first time in a decade, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries failed to reach an agreement to boost the output as Saudi Arabia did not convince the others that world’s economy will need more fuel.

From June 13 to June 15, Reuters Global Energy and Climate Summit 2011 will feature more than 60 global decision-makers in the energy and climate businesses to discuss the challenges facing the 21st century. This is your chance to give us your forecast on whether oil prices are more likely to got back to their peak of $147 per barrel hit on 2008, or below the current range of around $120.

Do you think Facebook should hold an initial public offering?

Facebook is set to file for an initial public offering of its shares that could value the popular social networking site at more than $100 billion, according to financial news channel CNBC.

 

 

 

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Is a “technical” default on U.S. government debt a good idea?

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An increasing number of Republicans believe that a brief, “technical” default on U.S. government debt is an acceptable way to force the Obama administration to agree to deep federal spending cuts. These Republicans believe a failure to increase the debt limit by Aug. 2 would not trigger an immediate economic catastrophe.

Do you think allowing a “technical” default on U.S. government debt is a good or bad idea?

Will Greece be the first euro-zone country to restructure its debt?

The latest deal for Greece, including a new policy package and possible financing, does not contemplate the restructuring of its debt, but financial markets keep speculating on the possibility it may be the first of the euro-zone countries to reschedule its public debt. Who do you think may follow?

If Greece will really restructure its sovereign debt in 2011, who do you think may follow?

from MediaFile:

Tech Summit Q&A, day 1: AOL’s Tim Armstrong, Arianna Huffington

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AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Editor in Chief of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington joined us Monday for the premiere of the 2011 Reuters Global Technology Summit.

Here's a clip of Tim Armstrong answering why he thinks the expansion of AOL's local news service Patch is a sound investment.

Do you play online games?

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Online games are gaining ground in the US and abroad, but it is still a minority of consumers who actually spend money to buy virtual goods.

Reuters Global Technology Summit to be held in New York and Paris, May 16-19, will also discuss the future of mobile devices and their role in gaming, among other tech-related hot topics.

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