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IowaCowboy
Iowa native
Premium
join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
kudos:1

I agree with Verizon

50/10 is more than adequate for normal residential use.



elios

join:2005-11-15
Springfield, MO

no its not....



Pathfinder
Dazed Confused
Premium
join:2000-03-26
Mount Vernon, NY

Good answer. Care to expand a bit?



elios

join:2005-11-15
Springfield, MO

1 recommendation

let me know when i can stream HD video from my HTPC to my laptop on the road going to need a bit more 10Mbps up load
OR if i want back up the 5TB of HDD i have to some where off site
and then later restore it

and thats just what you could do with it now
once every one has large connection stuff will come along to use it


Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY

Seriously, none of what you've described is remotely close to typical internet use. 5TB of data at your house??? Are you an aspiring George Lucas or is your porn and warez collection that large? I have every single document, file, e-mail, and almost every program I've purchased/created since 1996, and it all fits comfortably onto a RAID-1 array of two 500GB drives.

I work as an IT consultant with customers ranging from 2 user home offices to 1,000+ user networks, and the customers with such storage requirements can be counted on one hand. You can not credibly claim that your situation is normal or expect ISPs to scale their residential infrastructure to accommodate people like you. You aren't even the 1%, you're more like the 0.01%

Incidentally, a lot of you have no idea of just how good you have it. We have customers with 100+ employees that are forced to share 3.0/768 DSL connections, because that's all that's available/affordable at their location. You'll forgive my complete lack of sympathy if you can't get by with a lousy 50mbit/s at your house.



elios

join:2005-11-15
Springfield, MO

5TB is just MY pc there is nother 5TB in the HTCP and another 2 and 3 TB worth of stuff in my room mates PCs

there are lot of things i could think to do with a 100/100 or Gbps connection i couldnt do with only 10Mbps of upload

and your customers shouldnt have to share a 3Mbps connection
and frankly i would move my business if i ran in that


Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY

said by elios:

5TB is just MY pc there is nother 5TB in the HTCP and another 2 and 3 TB worth of stuff in my room mates PCs

None of which is remotely close to 'typical' use, nor are you the customer that an ISP is going to base their infrastructure around, no matter how much you hem and haw about your horrible internet connection.

said by elios:

and your customers shouldnt have to share a 3Mbps connection
and frankly i would move my business if i ran in that

Because it's that easy to relocate a business with one hundred employees and millions of dollars invested into plant and equipment? Give me a break....

Why don't you move to Kansas City if you feel so strongly about this issue? I bet you can move to Kansas City easier than my customer can move across town. Put your money where your mouth is.

itguy05

join:2005-06-17
Carlisle, PA
reply to IowaCowboy

said by IowaCowboy:

50/10 is more than adequate for normal residential use.

Amen. What people are forgetting is you are limited by the other end and all the stuff in between. Youtube will still suck, your online backups will still be constrained by the other end, uploading to your web site will still be bound by their connection, etc.

Heck, we have 25/something FIOS and even working in IT and streaming Netflix, running Crashplan, etc I hardly ever max it out. That's because the other end almost never will have enough bandwidth to serve you @ 10, 20, 50, 1Gbps, etc.

clos000

join:2012-12-31
reply to IowaCowboy

Yep and 640KB was all the ram a computer ever needed...



cork1958
Cork
Premium
join:2000-02-26
reply to IowaCowboy

said by IowaCowboy:

50/10 is more than adequate for normal residential use.

Definitely MORE than adequate, and even as one of the people in the article states.

"According to Shammo, a 50 Mbps connection is the "sweet spot" right now for consumers, and though Verizon does offer speeds up to 300 Mbps, anything more than 50 Mbps is overkill for most households"

Anyone who thinks they MUST have more, needs to go outside and kick a ball around, as I've been told before, but NOT because I THINK I need that kind of speed!!

I'm perfectly happy on Charters 30/4 plan (although not at all happy with the current schemes going on at Charter) and hope they bring the 15/3 plan back.
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Kamus

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

said by IowaCowboy:

50/10 is more than adequate for normal residential use.

i think it's overkill, you should go back to dialup IMO. That's more than enough to read emails.

CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
Premium
join:2011-08-11
NYC
kudos:2

You could also argue that the normal residential house doesn't even 'need' Internet. Of course, that would cut into the large chunk of online consumerism & ISP profits so THAT would never happen.

@ all the speed deniers: If 50/10 is more than adequate and 1G is complete overkill then why does Verizon even bother offering 300 Meg Quantum FIOS to residential customers? According to all the flawed logic, there should be no market for such speed.