I took the bus yesterday to do some research at the Indianapolis Central Library. My first time there was just last Thursday to see the estimable Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Kingkiller Chronicles do a Q&A, a reading and signings. Rothfuss was phenomenal. I don’t know what I expected, but he outdid whatever expectations I may have had and plenty more. If you ever have the chance to see him in person, go. And if you haven’t read his books yet, do so with haste.
Now back to the library. They have free wifi and while I was taking notes on my laptop with a big stack of books sitting next to me, I became curious about their internet connection. I pulled up the ever-useful Speedtest.net and saw this result.
I couldn’t believe it, especially over wifi. Both the ping time and upload speed spanked my Brighthouse connection, as you can see below.
Of course I do get over 60Mb/s in the download column and regularly see 4 – 5MB/s when downloading large files, but still, a big kudos to the Indianapolis library for investing in a quality internet connection. When I volunteered to teach a few computer classes at a local library back in California I got less than 1Mb/s up and down.
To all the Hoosiers who have looked at me like I was crazy to move here from the exciting and sunny land of California – Indiana is where it’s at.