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Re: So when is ultra 300 making the drop?
Back in 1998 when most of you were drooling over 56Kbps (more 53Kbps! ) and ISDN modems, I had a full 8Mbps from Cablevision in NYC. The web at that time was all simple HTML (think Geocities pages) and the internet was more about AOL/AIM chat than anything else. Obviously NONE of that needed 8Mbps (3Com Sharkfin modem only had a 10Mbps port so 8Mbps was what they sold it as). A lil after that 128-768Kbps DSL started popping up.
Now with some of the logic here of "Why would you need 8Mbps since most servers and thing can't feed you that much" was definitely shown to be silly back then. IF you dared to download a MP3 from Napster and try to browse the web at the sametime on 56K you'd be waiting 2mins for those "simple" HTML TEXT pages to load. You wouldn't even dare do video chat on Yahoo with more than one girl, no matter how slutty her screename was. LOL There were times I had 5 chat windows open vs only being able to do 1, maybe 2.
Saying all that to say, nobody wants to browse CNN.com 100x faster than 30Mbps internet can do. The site wont load faster than it already does but that's not the point of faster internet as it was back in the 56K days. That was playing catch up, now it's about doing MORE, which in a way gets you to finish ALL tasks faster. Even if you don't live in a house with 3 kids and wife that all watch shows online while you are trying to game, It's just being able to do more things at the same time without any of them slowing down. You got a 3.4 Quad Core CPU and 2 10K RPM Raptors sitting IDLE 99.98% of the time because it's waiting for tasks. Feed it more work and that's when efficiency goes up!
50Mbps upload does sound nice but how often do you ever need to upload something so large where you wouldn't ALSO benefit from 300Mbps down? If you are uploading videos because you work from home and need a fat pipe back to the office, i'm sure having a FATTER pipe from the office to get data you need is as or more important.
said by SHoTTa35 :4 HD Netflix streams plus online gaming is less than 20 Mbps. Even if you feel you need 100% overhead that 40 Mbps.
That was playing catch up, now it's about doing MORE, which in a way gets you to finish ALL tasks faster. Even if you don't live in a house with 3 kids and wife that all watch shows online while you are trying to game,