You’re not getting the “blazing speed” your wireless carrier promises. But it doesn’t matter.

A study by Nielsen shows that the vast majority of files downloaded by consumers are so small the network doesn’t have time to hit its peak speed.
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San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in CIO.com and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.