For a non-business application, what do you do with such a pipe? You can't say you get webpages any faster; you already render them as quickly as possible at 3 mbit. Another tenth of a second wouldn't be noticable. I'd bet many sites can't send at 50 mbit. I guess you could BT your movies a bit faster, assuming there were a few hundred people offering the file and not only a few dozen.
I've always been a bigger/better/faster kind of person but I just can't see how my home account would benefit. Sure, my business could always use the bandwidth for moving files and such. I could host my own servers instead of colo'ing them. I'd love it at work.
At home? I doubt I'd do anything that would benefit from the bandwidth. -- John M - Cranky network guy
Multiple user households would benefit immensely. Any type of service like Hulu or Netflix would work. DirecTV VOD would benefit. P2P would benefit, of course.... Xbox live, or iTunes would benefit, VoIP would benefit.... There are many things that having this much bandwidth would help with that are legal and ethical... It's nice to have options!
For a non-business application, what do you do with such a pipe? You can't say you get webpages any faster; you already render them as quickly as possible at 3 mbit.
some pages are heavy with flash nowadays. The buccaneers.com home page for example is 5 MB that's about 15 seconds with 3 mbps. Even on my 10 Mbps connection it takes 5-6 seconds for the page to fully load.
Personally, I would download a lot more movies over Xboxlive and Tv Series. Well I know movies for sure. Not that many TV series that I can really get into. (I don't have satellite or TV)Just Internet Service.(FireFly rocked, if it hadn't been for xboxlive probably would have never watched it)
I would enjoy Xbox live multi-player a lot more.
Basically I would just spend more time being a media intensive user... I would get things faster. Which I don't have a lot of time to waste waiting for things to finish downloading. So basically less time to download,I could watch three instead of just one movie. When I felt like it.
Less time wasting on downloading would be my personal benefit from FIOS. Even if that is not a great reason I would be willing to pay the cash for it. XD
One more thing I am a very spur of the moment person when it comes to content I find on the internet. So thats just in case any of those "well why don't you just start downloading and leave your pc on overnight" kinda deals. Which I do when feasible.
2008-Jun-18 5:55 pm: ·
Michail Premium join:2000-08-02 Boynton Beach, FL kudos:1
Re: What do you do with it?
I often see xbox live downloads struggle to keep up with my AT&T 6Mbps connection.
At least you have 6mb..down. I only have a lousy 2.5 megs down, and 384 kbps... up. XP
I have seen Windstream's build out.. in the city I live. As far as the 6mb offering goes. (Green tower like box's) yeah.. I cannot really say there doing all that great at all. Actually there doing lowsy as far as that expansion goes. I understand why the lady on customer services said I had to live right next to the co to get 6mb down.
They have gone about a block one way from the co in one direction, and a block the other way in the opposite direction as far as there expansion goes. And that's it. -_-'
Pisses me off. I actually do understand they need to make an ROI, but these guys need to start thinking a little more long term. *Just whining* XD
I understand that Comcast struck a deal with Verizon and/or the city not to bring Fios service to the city proper, and so far I only see it in the burbs. I would like nothing better than to kick comcast to the curb for various reasons.
Well, Verizon is supposedly rolling out FIOS near center city and there are a couple apartment buildings that have it but so far that's it. Makes me mad since I literally live right down the street from the CO (walk out my door and walk 5 minutes south) and I can't get it....
Whoever allowed Comcast to have complete control of the city should be shot....
The 20/20 deal sounds really good to me. I would definitely be willing to pay the 65 dollars for it. Although I would prefer the option of 10/10 symmetrical. That would be more in my neighborhood of like. XD
The upgraded speeds are for new customers only. I called verizon today and they told me that to get from 15/2 to 20/5 that I would need to give up my grandfathered price and pay about $8 more a month than I am now...
...Even though for the last year, I have been promised an instant update for free once the upgrade was made...
I am starting to wonder what other surprises are in store... -- Wormleysburg, PA
Man I want Fios so bad. Right now I have TW 10/1 and it is nice but I want FiOS 20/20. Some parts of my town already have FiOS but not all. They say they are working on it but it has been over a year since we were supposed to have it and the last time I called, cause internet ordering was down and I saw some verizon trucks working around my neighborhood, they said it probably wont be until next year when I get it. Verizon, please hurry up =(.
Everyone complains about their 2.5 meg connection. They forget that some are still in the dial up age. (ie Me). There is no other Internet available, except Sattalite, but I'm not willing to pay 50$ a month for 250kbps. Alongside 200$ installation.
I go to my grandma's house to use her 768/128 DSL. Which is still much slower then 2.5. Let alone 50!
Although those speeds are amazing, and I can only dream about them, they need to expand into the rural areas. The technology is there, 60mps wireless that can go huge distances for cheep, it just isn't implemented because it would cost a good amount with no guarantee of a return.