said by Anonymous_:
one of the requirements should be via fiber optic cable(to the house) only as D3 is just a shared hub and is slow should not count
at what point do you consider it "shared"? do you realize that *every* piece of network hardware (aside from the truly insane backbone devices) is oversubscribed, right? the reason you or i are able to pay for a d3 "tier" of speeds and not pay for the full ds3 is because of oversubscription, right?
everyone wants to think fiber is a panacea for everything. sure, but how long has it been worked on and being refined? fibers were first used in the 70s and aside from cleaning up the glass in the desired wavelength, not much has changed. when you throw fiber in the ground its still essentially the same as it was in the 70s, just different transport mechanisms over top of it.
now, coaxial cable was around *long* before docsis. docsis is a way to retrofit and reuse existing cabling to fit to the methods of delivery already in use by the cable industry before hfc-based broadband was the norm. they inherently had a disadvantage.
now - r&d for docsis has been slow, i'll give you that. however, now that there is a "market" for it, companies will want to be on the leading edge to make top-notch gear. couple that with mpeg4 video encoding, the droppage of analog stations from the cable delivery, sdv, and the push of 1ghz plant, cable has a *hell* of a lot of life left in it. don't doubt that.
i - for one - don't care about how the speed is delivered. i just want it to work.
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