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pnh102
Reptiles Are Cuddly And Pretty
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join:2002-05-02
Mount Airy, MD

Start Small

quote:
... they're not really going to have the courage to touch on transparent billing issues like the use of below the line faux taxes and fees to jack up the advertised price after sale.
And this is why so many people think that government in general is pretty much useless.
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"Net Neutrality" zealots - the people you can thank for your capped Internet service.


SLD
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join:2002-04-17
San Francisco, CA

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In some areas, you are spot-on!

mlundin

join:2001-03-27
Lawrence, KS

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The time it takes to embrace technology...

I was once told that the time it takes for the first 10% of the population to embrace a technology is roughly equivalent to the time it takes for the next 80% to embrace it (90% total). The final 10% embrace at a much slower pace. Therefore, instead of arbitrarily setting a speed that an arbitrary number of people should have available, the analysis should look at what the top 10% of speeds are and try to get those to 90% of the people in the same time frame that it took those top 10% to migrate from the national average to their current speed. Does any of that make sense?

gorehound

join:2009-06-19
Portland, ME

1 recommendation

reply to pnh102

Re: Start Small

this goverment will not do the right thing but they will do what the greedbag industry wants them to do.they are like robots controlled by industry.


asdfdfdfdfdf

@opera-mini.net
reply to pnh102
But how did we get to this point, that even small things are impossible?

Cynicism only reinforces the problem.
Government works well only if there is the desire and will for it to work well amongst a broad swath of the public.
If the very idea of government working well is considered ideologically dangerous then...

davidhoffman
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join:2009-11-19
Warner Robins, GA
kudos:3

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reply to mlundin

Re: The time it takes to embrace technology...

Yes it does. But we already know what is needed to get symmetrical 100Mbps connections to the other 90%. Fiber optic (Fiber To The Home, FTTH) networks. Since that same fiber may be capable of symmetrical 1Gbps service, the installation of FTTH covers future growth needs in the area of data transfer rates. Now if those deploying DOCSIS 3.0 do the proper channel bonding they might be able to get symmetrical 100Mbps according to the theory of DOCSIS 3.0, so I could see that being used also.


jadebangle
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join:2007-05-22
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reply to pnh102

100mbit to 100million household is not easy or feasible!

said by pnh102:

quote:
... they're not really going to have the courage to touch on transparent billing issues like the use of below the line faux taxes and fees to jack up the advertised price after sale.
And this is why so many people think that government in general is pretty much useless.
this is a joke right?