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Re: 1 Gbps is overkill
said by IowaCowboy:For most households, I agree with that. There may be some exceptions, where the household has 4 or more members using internet extensively. An example of those could be both parents working from home either as entrepreneurs or home office for a company requiring extensive downloads & especially uploads and a couple teenagers watching videos non-stop. But for the average home of 1 single parent with 1 or 2 kids, the std tier offered by Comcast for example of 20/4.5 is more than enough. Why would they upgrade from a $50/mo bill to even $70/mo for much faster speeds. It just wouldn't be needed with current online applications available.
50/10 is more than enough for residential use. The only users who need 1 Gbps are businesses and web servers.
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In a business setting, those people should get business class Internet connections.
Even with two people, and at one time, three people in my house, we never even came close to maxing out the 50 Mbps downstream channel that we had. And that was with heavy downloading and use of NetFlix.
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said by trparky:Not to be rude, but I call bullshit on this one. "Heavy downloading" alone will max out a 50mbps downstream easily. Whether using IRC bots, Usenet, BT, doesn't matter. It's extremely easy to max out 50mbps.
we never even came close to maxing out the 50 Mbps downstream channel that we had. And that was with heavy downloading and use of NetFlix.
If you're just using Netflix, now that's a totally different story. But that's not what you said.
I can't even get most servers to fill the pipe unless I make multiple connections to the same server with segmented downloads. Luckily, I have DownThemAll as a Firefox extension that facilitates segmented downloads.
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I find that difficult to believe since I can easily fill up my 100Mbps pipe.
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What is funny is if you have been around for 10+ years that was the Bells argument against deploying DSL for consumers. They said people would only ever use dial-up. Only business would ever have a need DSL speeds and should pay business prices.
People need to learn monopoly self serving arguments never ever change ever....
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