reply to bionicRod
Re: The Carrier Response Just go talk to any non technically savvy person that pretty much only uses the computer for facebook and random non bandwidth intensive junk which is like 90% of internet users. There's your link
The only problem with that argument is that more and more people are streaming media rather than just using their connection for facebook.
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reply to tman852
said by tman852:90% eh? Link?
Just go talk to any non technically savvy person that pretty much only uses the computer for facebook and random non bandwidth intensive junk which is like 90% of internet users. There's your link
Even if that number is true, (and I call bs) like thegeek said, more and more people are streaming media, and more and more people will want to as time goes on. Hell my mom uses a Roku box to stream Netflix and she doesn't know a meg from a hole in the ground. Just because she doesn't understand the jargon doesn't mean she doesn't need or want the speed.
reply to thegeek
While I don't have an account, Facebook has a ton of media-rich content available now. It's not simply a text repository outlining a casual acquaintance's boring and embarrassing moments. Those addictive visits to Facebook might include several videos, some casual gaming, or even catching a UFC mixed-martial arts fight or similar special event.
In fact, Facebook is one of the few things that might have the power to eventually force the ISPs to rethink their cap and overcharge strategy, as it might be big enough to move forward with technology despite the providers' efforts to crush it with unwarranted restrictions.
Although, we may have a bigger issue on our hands if Facebook continues along as it has been; a bit like releasing the lions to take care of the hyena problem.
good points about facebook. i don't use it either but my wife and oldest daughter are on it all the time. my oldest son is starting to use it regularly as well. i know they all post and view photos and videos on there all the time. i'm sure the bandwidth used for that site will keep increasing.