reply to NeoandGeo
Re: . Plenty of 10 year old computers in use still w/ 100mbit ethernet and B/G wireless routers. The point is we should have 1gbit available for residential subscription and not be around $700 some low multiple of Google's $70 would do.. for starters and make the lower speed tiers dirt cheap. I could see tiers such as 50, 100, 150, 300, 1gb becoming popular if the price points were reasonable maybe 1/2 a gbit for $10 less as if you have gigabit equipment most speed tests won't ever exceed 1gigabit, so no fluff for you. You'd need 10 gigabit ethernet which is STILL crazily expensive (PCI-E 3 cards coming in over $200) and 10-gigE routers (smart switches) at nearly double that. That equipment (commercial grade) is RIPE for a price cut-- been too high for far too long!