said by DataRiker: said by tshirt: said by MURICA:
Google Fiber and AT&T customers alike both get the same crappy 5 Mbps 1080p stream...
So you're saying nobody needs google fiber?
So why wouldn't you want faster internet for cheaper? Seems kind of strange to me.
I went from paying 79 bucks for 30 meg service to 70 bucks for 1,000 meg service.
What am I missing here?
There is nothing wrong with it...if you can get it.*
My response to that poster was you can't really complain you need faster speed AND that there are not legit sources that serve faster than a 5Mbps dsl account can handle (yes I know he's got 200 kids that all want to stream something slightly different or the same thing slightly time shifted from each other
The point being that I believe that the GoogleFiber price does not represent ALL the true costs, and that typical broadband users offered a variety of packages at different speed/ price points at real market value, won't be willing to pay for the high end, which is what influences the level of investment in broadband .
In reality broadband users today would better served with 10 times the users getting 100M service than a few getting Gig service.
even more for the 'outermost last mile' if 100 times the users got 10 Mbps rather than the very few getting one gig service.
*You are unusual in the sense that you apparently can freely move to find the speeds you want. Most people are much more tied to a fairly limited location by home, work or family obligations and have to deal with what is available within their budget at those locations.