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DrStrangLov

join:2012-03-28
kudos:1
reply to dbirdman

Re: [Exede] Exede and DSL

said by dbirdman:

DrStrangLov, your posts probably only sound impressive if the person reading has never had a DSL line.

DSL Takes a Beating in Latest J.D. Power Study
DSL Lines Failing to Meet Modern Household Speed Demands

»DSL Takes a Beating in Latest J.D. Power Study

silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA
said by DrStrangLov:

said by dbirdman:

DrStrangLov, your posts probably only sound impressive if the person reading has never had a DSL line.

DSL Takes a Beating in Latest J.D. Power Study
DSL Lines Failing to Meet Modern Household Speed Demands

»DSL Takes a Beating in Latest J.D. Power Study

Now let's see what a J.D. Power study has to say about satellite. My guess is it would go from "takes a beating" to "are you for real?"

You can keep talking up satellite and there is not doubt that Exede and Gen4 are both a significant improvement compared to previous generations of satellite. But the fact of the matter is that very few of these unhappy people with DSL are lining up to get Exede or Gen4 like the sat companies want.

You keep saying latency doesn't matter unless you game. Well let's take a step back right there. The vast majority of the US has at least 1 gamer in the household. That makes any form of DSL look appealing compared to satellite. There are people with DSL that have a high latency during peak, but they are pretty rare. Compare that to the fact that every person on satellite has a very high latency.

Then let's look at the caps. If you are one of the ~24mil US households that subscribes to Netflix, or use Hulu, HBO Go, Amazon Instant Video, BBC iPlayer, etc., you are not going to want satellite if you have a choice. Even 1mbps DSL will deliver you videos using those services. Of if you have people in the house that use youtube or Pandora or Spotify for hours a day, you are not going to want satellite.

If you are one of the people that doesn't use videos, music, games, VPNs, heavy file downloads, etc., you are almost certainly going to still take DSL. Why? Because it is going to be cheaper. Often times a lot cheaper. If you have a choice for broadband other than satellite, the vast majority of people are going to take it.

DrStrangLov

join:2012-03-28
kudos:1
said by silbaco:

If you have a choice for broadband other than satellite, the vast majority of people are going to take it.

Conditional Remark - "choice for broadband."

Low quality DSL does not fit into that definition...but newest satellite birds do these days.

silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA
said by DrStrangLov:

said by silbaco:

If you have a choice for broadband other than satellite, the vast majority of people are going to take it.

Conditional Remark - "choice for broadband."

Low quality DSL does not fit into that definition...but newest satellite birds do these days.

They don't fit into the FCC definition. The next update to the definition could very possibly count out satellite and all DSL other than VDSL entirely. Possibly a real upload requirement too. The FCC is getting desperate to look like they are doing something. Pretty much no one believes they are doing anything at all. So I would not be shocked if the FCC raised the bar by a large margin the next time around. Try to prove themselves.