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woody7
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join:2000-10-13
Torrance, CA

all I can say

But we are the greatest power on Earth!......../
--
BlooMe


(The FCC, Cable cos and Telcos loudly)

Alright people! Move along now! Nothing to see here!!!!


openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2

There really isn't. This is a marketing gimmick. How many have the equipment to remotely get close to leveraging 2 Gbps?



DaSneaky1D
what's up
Premium,MVM
join:2001-03-29
The Lou

When the prices of 10gigE interfaces come down to the consumer level, everyone would



tmh

@comcastbusiness.net
reply to openbox9

said by openbox9:

There really isn't. This is a marketing gimmick. How many have the equipment to remotely get close to leveraging 2 Gbps?

It depends on what their current access cost is. If they're already paying close to $50 for FIOS-type speeds, the question is: why not?

openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2
reply to DaSneaky1D

Ok, when that happens, then yes, people may be able to leverage the service if they buy new computers and networking gear. Doesn't change the fact that this is still a marketing gimmick because a vast majority of consumers that may have access to this 2/1 Gbps service won't get anywhere near its full potential.


openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2
reply to tmh

How does that change the fact that offering 2/1 Gbps service is a marketing gimmick?



Bootes
Premium
join:2005-01-28
New York, NY
reply to openbox9

Sure, but US ISPs are charging more for speeds that are below what your average consumer could use. At this point, I don't really care if my connection is 2gbps or 500mbps, but I would be ecstatic to have either at this price.


openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2

Ok. And I'd love to go back to the states where I have a lower cost of living, even if I have to "suffer" with my $60/mth 15/5 FiOS connection. Everything is a trade off.



Megadeth5150
Big in Japan
Premium
join:2004-12-31
Japan Inc.

Nobody is keeping you here against your will...


openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2

1 recommendation

Not that it was the point of this discussion, but I've got requirements to satisfy here and then I will likely be returning to the states. My point was that the grass tends to be greener on the other side of the fence. Unless you've stood on both sides, it's easy to whine about what the other side has that your side doesn't.



Megadeth5150
Big in Japan
Premium
join:2004-12-31
Japan Inc.

My bad, I misunderstood you there.

Expand your moderator at work

xexx

join:2004-09-03
Aledo, TX
reply to openbox9

Re: all I can say

I would love to be part of someones "marketing gimmick"