Facebook artificially slow down the Internet speed for their employees

Facebook already squeezed almost all the juice from the satiated services of the West and now increasingly pays attention to developing countries. But sometimes it's hard to understand what life was really like in, say, India, without modern Western technology. That's why Facebook is introducing an initiative called "2G Tuesdays", in which all interested employees of the company to artificially limit the speed of the Internet.

Slow Internet does not necessarily mean long-loading apps and web pages. Well designed websites will work well even when a small width of the Internet channel. Facebook created the project Internet.org that will allow people in developing countries to gain free access to highly optimized sites. For the same to the company's employees have experienced what it's like to use a slow Internet connection in the modern world and organized "2G Tuesdays". However, the new initiative will show how slow 2G connection, but also allow American companies to boast of their achievements in the optimization of the websites.






For information: best 2G connection provides data speeds up to 1 megabit per second, while the 3G speeds are closer to 6 megabits per second, and the speed of 4G is up to 15 megabits per second. By the way, the average speed of Internet in USA is 11 megabits per second, which is not so much to be advanced in the technical plan of the nation.

Unfortunately (or fortunately?), the name "2G Tuesdays" does not really reflect the reality. If employees will decide to participate in this initiative — it is optional — speed Internet connections will be limited in just one hour. But at work and need to work, isn't it? published

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Source: hi-news.ru

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