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Re: why the French are right
Exactly, 1500/768 (that's in kb/s), that's pretty slow compared to fibre. With 40Gb/s (40000000kb/s) fibre connections now a reality it's really not comparable. That also doesn't change the fact you can always light additional frequencies on a fibre optic cable. Fibre has virtually unlimited bandwidth.
I don't think wireless will ever compete, but maybe one day it will. I'm however pretty sure that day will be far enough in the future that fios will have been worth it.
I consider it basically a certainty that anything hyped as a future technology will not be, and the real future technology will be something we never expected. This is because humans cannot predict what will be invented or discovered, simply because we don't know what's out there. If wireless was going to seriously compete it would be competing by now, it's been around long enough.