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Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY
reply to TSWYO

Re: Bandwidth

Bandwidth and data are not one and the same. Higher bit/s connections (e.g., 10mbit/s vs. 100mbit/s) require more infrastructure on the backend than lower bit/s connections. The actual bytes sent across such a connection is less important (though it matters somewhat with a shared last mile) than the promised data rate.

There's also a difference between a co-location center and residential last-mile connections. The former provides economy of scale and requires scant infrastructure investment. The latter requires infrastructure from the ISP all the way to your doorstep.


34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON

said by Crookshanks:

There's also a difference between a co-location center and residential last-mile connections. The former provides economy of scale and requires scant infrastructure investment. The latter requires infrastructure from the ISP all the way to your doorstep.

Sure it does but it doesn't cost them how much they like to claim it does. The providers are making a killing on broadband and charging insane amounts compared to what it really costs them to get those bits to you. They also stretch out doing required upgrades as much as possible.