said by rebus9: said by lijacobs:
As of today 99.99 percent of FiOS users don't need more than 25/25 Mb/s speed and 99.999 percent don't need more than 35/35.
But what about tomorrow?
I remember when a 1200 baud modem cost over a thousand bucks. Us poor college students had to make due on a 300 baud modem, to connect to the campus mainframe from our apartment to do our assignments so we didn't have to wait our turn (sometimes a 2+ hour wait) at the campus computer lab.
I remember people saying 9600 baud modems were a huge waste of money over 2400 baud. Then they said 28.8 dialup modems were a gimmick. Then they said the same thing about 56k modems.
My first real (non-Prodigy) ISP account was with a local provider that had a kiosk PC in their lobby and invited their subscribers to come in and experience surfing on "our full T-1"... and it was too fast to believe. Web pages appeared almost instantly.
My first DSL line at 768k/128k (for the low price of $65) was marketed as a blisteringly fast always-on connection.
And 10 Mbps. Not so very long ago that was LAN speed, and nobody but the largest commercial customers could afford a WAN link that fast.
Then FIOS gave us 20/5. Imagine, a full 5 Mbps up
Now we're turning our noses up at 25/25, and 150 Mbps downstream is less than $100.
Years ago I said Gig-E to the home was going to be commonplace by 2020. So far that prediction is looking good.
. At this point, 100Mbps is much more practical and cheaper thru my ISP at $45/month. Maybe later this year when Google's 1Gbps launches the price for full 1Gbps symmetrical FTTH service may drop or one can only hope!