reply to 56403739
Re: Cable has to recoup costs of lost TV subscribers
said by 56403739:And yet your usage is higher than the baseline average.
Your assumptions about me and mine are totally faulty.
said by 56403739:It's not my industry -- I have no interest in defending it. I'm simply injecting some facts into the conversation, or what I believe to be facts because the data correlates across numerous studies. For another data point, take this study of broadband usage out of Japan where FTTH is the norm: »www.caida.org/workshops/wide-cas···ffic.pdf
I know you feel it necessary to defend your industry at any cost but at least try to do it with some integrity.
Even if you factor in Netflix traffic, which has the greatest statistical likelihood of being the largest consumer of bandwidth of the applications you identified, the numbers still don't add up to a reflect a majority of broadband subscribers.
The OECD places US wired broadband connections at 83,344,927. (Source: »www.oecd.org/document/54/0,3746,···,00.html) Netflix has 23 million subscribers across the US and Canada (Source: »ir.netflix.com/).
Even if all 23 million Netflix subscribers were from the US, and 100% of them were streaming on a regular basis, and all of that streaming only occurred over fixed broadband connections.. that's still only about 28% of broadband users streaming Netflix video content. The real numbers are obviously much lower than that.
The use cases where people are creating high demand still are in the minority.