reply to system001
Re: 3GB a month, slightly more?
said by system001 :Are you discussing franchise agreements for video providers? Or perhaps the use of the ROW?
currently the cities decide what isp's are in their city and what section of the city they are in.
said by system001 :Source? I seriously doubt any city limits fiber optic throughput.
with fiber optics we have had the ability to carry far more than what is being allowed. The cities deliberately limit service in an area.
said by system001 :Correct, if you want to discuss gigabits per day as a rate. If you want to discuss quantity, you divide by 8 since there are 8 bits in a byte
as for the math it is correct. 60 x 60 x 24 = 86,400 seconds in a day, and at 7mb's per second that comes to 604,800 mb's a day or 604.8 gigs a day.
said by system001 :No it doesn't. It means that you have less economy of scale. Limiting a service provider to x number of customers does nothing to guarantee competition.
limiting isp's to 1 million customers means that there would have to be more isp's created which equates to more competition, which equate to lower prices for faster service.
it would be nice if you had any real idea. the cities do decide what cable/internet franchises are allowed into what part of the city. fiber optics were put in place with the original promise of more competition. as for the math once again it is correct. there is no dividing by 8. with 7mb service your monthly cap is 18,144 gigs even if we did divide by 8 your monthly cap would 2,268 gigs a month not this 250 and under a lot of isp's are talking about. granted most people will never even come near this level of use. i also stated what we need to do is limit the isp's to no more than 1 million customers nation wide, and make sure that in every market there are at least 4 choices. if you are going to quote someone make sure you do not rephrase what they said.