reply to xenophon
Re: Time Warner and AT&T are screwed That is 95,000 homes PASSED. Very different.
Problem is, even if they "pass" your home they still probably want a business class install fee and rate structure.
From what I can tell looks like SureWest fiber is anywhere from 25-50mbps with rather high fees. Basically made to compete with Docsis3.
Very different from Google offering 1gbps for an "average" broadband fee!
reply to Wilsdom
said by Wilsdom:Explain please...I still don't see how you could legally upload porn (or anything) at 1gbps. The only way I could dream of such speeds is from seeding a large torrent or running an old-school fileserv on IRC. Neither of which are legal.
Speak for yourself.
(with the rare exception of a legal torrent...which is most likely not popular enough to max out your 1gbps anyways)
reply to Wilsdom
Yeah, methinks the upload speed will be more relevant to changing the paradigm of apps for broadband than the downlink.
reply to Metatron2008
said by Metatron2008:i believe the cliche you were searching for is: "90% of all statistics are made up on the spot."
I thought the bullshit percentage was 95% of people are clueless idiots? I love how every day someone mouths off with a different percentage of how many people they think are mindless drones..
reply to 45612019
Wanna bet youre wrong?
reply to aciddrink
So you're saying porn stars don't want fast Internet speeds?
MyFreeCams in HD would be awesome.
This is a Gbps LOCAL build. If these people run a speedtest to a server a few hundred miles away, theyll probably get 50Mbps. You are talking like this project will change the world, its not changing ANYTHING. People in KC will be able to CAM in 3D among each other, thats about it.
I always hear this distance argument, and it's always complete bullshit. I see my full 150 Mbps on FiOS to servers in California and Europe all the time.
It's all about using the right type of file transmission protocols and multiple connections. Distance affects ping, not speed - unless you're connecting to servers in a country with really shitty Internet connectivity. There don't tend to be many of them, because hosting companies don't tend to set up shop in countries with shitty Internet connectivity.
reply to morbo
The average consumer wants their video package and will take any broadband they get discounted with it.
morboComplete Your Transaction
That's changing. Also, there is no need for a triple play, so Google can rest easy. Consumers aren't clamoring for it. The triple play pot of gold is going away.
Is ANYONE capable of posting without saying 'the average/certain percentage of consumer(s)' and then making a big fool of themselves by saying something they have no evidence of??