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88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

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They're right

Give people a choice between $70 1 Gbps or $40 25 Mbps. Most people will take the 25 Mbps speed. Unless you're wanting to supply your block or apartment building with free internet for everyone 1 Gbps isn't needed as this point.


buddahbless

join:2005-03-21
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·T-Mobile US
said by 88615298:

Give people a choice between $70 1 Gbps or $40 25 Mbps. Most people will take the 25 Mbps speed.

Ill agree 1Gbps is not need for residential use currently however if 50 mbps is the "sweet spot" why are they still ( and ATT) so hesitant on rolling out fiber to supply that sweelt spot and replace basic copper DSL lines which only max out @ 6mbps.

Google 1 GB for $70 a month is a great (incredible ) deal but Id happily pay AT& sucky T or Verizon $70 for 50 mbps ( not even 1/10 of what google is offering) if they rolled out fiber or even cable to me, yes Id pay $70 for 50 mpbs unlimited Vs now paying ATT $35 for only 3 mbps and Im caped at 150 GB! By Verizons own admission 6 mbps is slow as molasses as 50 is the current sweet spot as they claim.

Kamus

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

Give people a choice between $70 1 Gbps or $40 25 Mbps. Most people will take the 25 Mbps speed. Unless you're wanting to supply your block or apartment building with free internet for everyone 1 Gbps isn't needed as this point.

For those kind of people google has an even better deal that you fail to mention, you know the FREE one.


tschmidt
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join:2000-11-12
Milford, NH
kudos:9
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·FirstLight Fiber
·Hollis Hosting
·G4 Communications
reply to 88615298
As others have posted to some degree residential bandwidth is a chicken and egg proposition, until a large portion of the population has higher speed services are not going to be developed to take advantage of the speed.

That being said we are getting to "good enough" speed for lots of people. HDTV takes about 15Mbps per channel in MPEG2, about half that in MPEG4. Cloud apps are bandied about as huge consumers of bandwidth but by an large the user's computer/smart phone becomes little more then a glorified terminal with the heavy lifting being performed in the cloud.

More is better but I'd be hard pressed to argue that 50Mbps is not "good enough" for the near term. To me a much more important issue is delivering multi-megabit speed to the entire population, not worry about whether 25, 50, 100 or Gig was fast enough for the lucky few.

/tom