reply to fifty nine
Re: Keeping pace
said by fifty nine:Broadcast quality HDTV is about 15 Mbps - was set that way to fit into the 19 Mbps available. More advanced compression algorithms reduce requirement a little more. But bottom line, high resolution full motion video takes a lot of bandwidth.
100Mbps isn't really needed for HD streaming video right now. In fact you can do that on a 10M connection with MPEG4 compression.
Assuming a typical family of four connection needs 60 Mbps in order to deliver individual HD streams, exclusive of everything else to each family member.
That is why 100 Mbps is the sweet spot for residential broadband. Also happens to be a standard Ethernet speed.