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Some of us, are very happy with locked down, restricted apple devices. They are easy to use. They are reliable. The things they do, they do very well. In regards to the app. store, they have a central site where all the apps are filtered through it. I don't have to worry about malware and spyware and I don't have to go through 3 different sites trying to find a specific app.
For many of us we just want a device that does what it says its going to do. I don't need command line access. I don't need to run shell commands. If you need a device that is open for whatever reason than the iphone is not for you. Boo Hooo, get over it.
First off, Lauren is asking people to disclose their upload and download speeds but disagrees with they way the FCC has asked people to do. The FCC asks everyone to use the same measuring tool. (at least that is my understanding according to Lauren's summary of the FCC survey which I have never seen). Using the same tool is important. As Lauren himself states in commenting on the disparity between his own tools used to measure internet speed vs the FCC, the results can vary depending on the tool used. While the FCC's tool may have its issues, if everyone uses it for the test then it has relative validity. If you are to get valid usable results you have to control as many of the testing conditions as you can.
The other issue, is the level of complexity of the survey. Again, I have not seen the FCC's survey so perhaps it is also fairly complex but asking people to measure the upload and download speeds, address issues of latency and what have you is not going to be survey that everyone will be able to understand or complete.
Aside from that, how many people remember what there isp promised in terms of these. While they can be looked up, most people will probably just rattle off some numbers that they think they remember when they signed up for their service (and this of course assumes that those speeds have not changed by the provider since the day they signed their contract. I know when I had Comcast my upload and download speeds increased considerably over the two years I had them as they made upgrades to their network.
Finally, don't ever claim that your survey "Asks the right questions". Not only is it bit conceited you are basically begging people to find fault with it.
Finally, if perfect measure of internet speeds and service were truly wanted then what should be supplied is a program that measure the desired information and then that information is then sent to the FCC to use the data as they will. This would take care of user errors in interpretation.