dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
719
share rss forum feed


AVD
Respice, Adspice, Prospice
Premium
join:2003-02-06
Onion, NJ
kudos:1

'I'm Probably Not Going to Leave the House,'

if I had it I wouldn't leave either....


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

2 recommendations

Yeah he can download that page in .002 seconds instead of .1 seconds. Imagine all the time he is saving!


FFH5
Premium
join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5
said by 88615298:

Yeah he can download that page in .002 seconds instead of .1 seconds. Imagine all the time he is saving!

Speeds like this are only good if you are doing major file transfers(or BitTorrent activity) OR have a residence with a 1/2 dozen people all trying to watch HD movies at the same time. For web browsing it means nothing over what the average cable customer is getting.
--
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury.


ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
reply to 88615298
LOL Awesome


norbert26
Premium
join:2010-08-10
Warwick, RI
reply to AVD
Except for the fact most people HAVE to leave the house for things such as WORK to pay for things such as the electric bill , taxes , mortgage or rent and buy things such as food .


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to FFH5
even if you had 6 people watching Netflix( which only allows 2 devices at a time by the way ) at 4800 kbps that would be just under 29 Mbps. Even if you had double that for overhead that's 58 Mbps. 700 Mbps is overkill at this point. But they're ready for 20 years from now.
Expand your moderator at work


fanboiiscool

@ibm.com
reply to 88615298

Re: 'I'm Probably Not Going to Leave the House,'

yeah imagine working from home and saving on food spending as well as fuel , tolls and other small things like that.


AVD
Respice, Adspice, Prospice
Premium
join:2003-02-06
Onion, NJ
kudos:1

1 recommendation

reply to norbert26
said by norbert26:

Except for the fact most people HAVE to leave the house for things such as WORK to pay for things such as the electric bill , taxes , mortgage or rent and buy things such as food .

With that kind of bandwidth, you could do a lot of telecommuting..
--
* seek help if having trouble coping
--Standard disclaimers apply.--


ptrowski
Got Helix?
Premium
join:2005-03-14
Putnam, CT
kudos:4
reply to 88615298
said by 88615298:

Yeah he can download that page in .002 seconds instead of .1 seconds. Imagine all the time he is saving!

I pay over $70 for 25/2.5 so yes, it would be nice to get a boatload of more speed for the same price.
But then again of course you have to come in with the opposing view everytime. Nice work.


battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000
reply to AVD
For most people it's not really an option no matter what kind of internet speed you have.

Crusty

join:2008-11-11
Sanger, TX
Reviews:
·Embarq Now Centu..
·CenturyLink

2 edits
reply to FFH5
said by 88615298:

Yeah he can download that page in .002 seconds instead of .1 seconds. Imagine all the time he is saving!

These speeds might not be for you....I'm guessing here...they're not.

But for the many, hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands and so on of people who pay more for something 100th the speed of this or worse, we'd gladly take it for the same price (or cheaper for that) than what we pay now.

Not all of us are BitTorrent nerds or even dl one illegal thing. There are countless folks out there, and in these forums, that have a house that have MULTIPLE (ie...a dozen or more) devices constantly pounding away on the silly "up to 10Mb" connection (if you're lucky to get those speeds). Care to guess what happens to that 10Mb connection? It goes poop.

Current telcos/cablecos need to get with it and give society what they want now vs when they decide it's time.

The internet will become a necessity whether anyone here thinks it or not. There's not a single person in my life, family, work, personal or just mere acquaintances that aren't connected to the interweb in some form or another.

*offsoapbox*


PapaMidnight

join:2009-01-13
Baltimore, MD

1 edit
reply to AVD
said by AVD:

if I had it I wouldn't leave either....

Somehow, I feel like this applies here...

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdE0bm0TMkI


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to battleop
said by battleop:

For most people it's not really an option no matter what kind of internet speed you have.

That guy in KC's mom doesn't mind if he stays home all day.

Telco

join:2008-12-19

1 edit
reply to 88615298
Actually, it's more about the price and the pathetic cable service most Americans are forced to endure.

Without their overpriced TV service, Comcast demands I pay $62.95 for a 20mb DL and 4mb U/L service.
Expand your moderator at work

Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX

2 recommendations

reply to 88615298

Re: 'I'm Probably Not Going to Leave the House,'

said by 88615298:

Yeah he can download that page in .002 seconds instead of .1 seconds. Imagine all the time he is saving!

Loading pages. That's adorable!
Ask your grand kids what the internet is for.


openupshop

join:2000-11-25
Chandler, AZ
reply to 88615298
Why are you hating? Who cares, are you paying his bill? Let the customer be happy.

Coolbrz

join:2002-12-16
Kane, PA
Reviews:
·Verizon Online DSL
·Comcast
reply to Telco
said by Telco:

Actually, it's more about the price and the pathetic cable service most Americans are forced to endure.

Without their overpriced TV service, Comcast demands I pay $62.95 for a 20mb DL and 4mb U/L service.

This is the main reason im (and i would venture a guess, alot of people) happy to see this service released.

My area, its comcast, as Telco has or the Verizon DSL i currently have.

Verizon is raising prices (im currently contemplating Comcast)

So lets look at the big picture

Verizon - 3M/768k = 39$
Comcast - 20M/4M = 63$
Google - 1000M/1000M = 70$

I honestly cannot see how anyone can really say anything negative about the service at that price point compared to other services, that is directed to the poster above who says it's overkill.


tphillips
Premium
join:2009-02-04
Apopka, FL
reply to 88615298

Re: We're all going to be leaving the house

No, No, No.. This is Google preparing for entry into the transporter business and the necessity to transfer thousands of Petabytes from one location to another. Can anyone say “Energize”.

Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO
reply to 88615298

Re: 'I'm Probably Not Going to Leave the House,'

You poor thing.....

Having great speeds and technology really sucks for the incumbents you serve doesnt it?

Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX
reply to 88615298
said by 88615298:

But they're ready for 20 years from now.

20 Years? i really can't tell if you are trolling or just clueless.
Try at least 200 terabits 20 years from now, and by then we'll also have other neat things like computers that fit inside your cells.

I guess i could excuse you for being so short sighted when predicting the future, but you have no excuse not remembering the past. Do you have any clue just how much faster Google's connection is than what you used ~20 years ago?
It's about 69,444.4 times faster than what you used back then, and you think we're still going to be using gigabit connections 20 years from now?
Come on, no one is that stupid. stop trolling!


roc5955
Premium
join:2005-11-26
Rosendale, NY
reply to Anon
Please show your feelings and tell him. Truthfully.
Thank You.
--
"Understanding is a three-edged sword."


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2

2 recommendations

reply to Kamus
Where's my flying car?

Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY
reply to AVD
You can do a lot of telecommuting with a far more mundane connection than this...


Jim Kirk
Premium
join:2005-12-09
Westerville, OH
reply to Coolbrz
said by Coolbrz:

I honestly cannot see how anyone can really say anything negative about the service at that price point compared to other services, that is directed to the poster above who says it's overkill.

It's just the usual anti-consumer, anti-Google ranters bitching about it. Ignore them.
Expand your moderator at work

Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX
reply to fifty nine

Re: 'I'm Probably Not Going to Leave the House,'

said by fifty nine:

Where's my flying car?

Flying cars are not an information technology. Anything that becomes an information technology becomes susceptible to the exponential growth that has been happening very visibly for decades. (it was happening before then too, but too slowly to be that noticeable)

And at this point we don't even need to wait decades to see it. It took decades for personal computers to become mainstream. Smart phones and tablets took only a fraction of that time to become mainstream.
Prices for tablet-like technology will become so cheap in less than a decade that owning one will be about as special as owning a magazine.

I thought people here that consider themselves somewhat "geek" would understand how this works better than your average Joe. Clearly i was wrong.

We've been on the path to an era of information abundance for some time now in case you haven't noticed.

So while predicting things like flying cars, missions to Mars and things like that have proved to be very inaccurate and difficult. It's just simply not the case for information technologies.

Here's an example:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIRZebE8O84


He is pretty much spot on with everything he said, except for the bit where the consoles he talks about turned out to be actually more than just monitors but full fledged computers. However, he is still right since those computers connect to much more powerful ones to get the information he talks about (he's basically predicting Google)

So, be as skeptic as you want when it comes to this. (which boggles the mind since all you have to do is look at were we were 20 years ago and how far we've come)

So i guess you're really going to be shocked when in just 2-3 years you can buy a fully featured 50 dollar tablet.

And objects are already starting to be an information technology. So who knows, that flying car might happen after all. (i won't be holding my breath on that one though)


AVD
Respice, Adspice, Prospice
Premium
join:2003-02-06
Onion, NJ
kudos:1
said by Kamus:

So i guess you're really going to be shocked when in just 2-3 years you can buy a fully featured 50 dollar tablet.

in 2012 dollars?
--
* seek help if having trouble coping
--Standard disclaimers apply.--