said by cdru:2 - 3Mbps would be ok if users actually every got anything close to that. Upstream on Cable is a joke. They want it to be treated just like TV, Asymmetrical communications. This is not what the Internet is about. I should be able to run whatever service I want, included web/mail/ftp on my Internet connection. Furthermore, I think we would see a lot more upstream usage, if we actually had high speed upstream connections. Saving your files to the cloud, gaming, streaming HD content etc. I think it's very short sited to say "users only need x" when we don't have any idea what users really want. said by jadebangle:
Its always 10/1, 20/2, 30/3 massive on the download side, pathetic on the upload side
Please give an example where 2 or 3mbit upload isn't adequate for a residential
Yes, you may be uploading all those 8megapixel images to flickr or posting your kids 2 hour birthday party video to youtube. All those things can benefit from faster speeds and would be nice, but 2 or 3mbits is adequate.
Don't get me wrong, faster is always nicer, but the overwhelming majority of users barely use their upstream now.