said by scotsclic :
For FTTN customers, this means speeds at 75mbps and 100mbps while for IPDSLAM customers this means 45mbps for most customers and 75mbps for customers close to the CO/RT
What all of this WON'T do however.... is increase the upload.
AT&T will try to tell you that 5 Mbps upload is the best thing since sliced bread, and that no one should need more..... but the reality is that more and more applications send data (photo/video/backup/work-vpn/etc) FROM the home to the world, instead of only receiving it.
I work from home a few days a week on the 24/3 plan. Yeah, it is do-able..... but sometimes I get a 40 MB Spreadsheet I need to add a few things to, and downloading it from our Sharepoint is one thing.... uploading it back up to the the server is a SLOW SLOW process.
(And yes: The company has 10s of Gigibits of bandwidth all over the world, we're.... kinda big.)
Some providers are starting to tackle the upload.... FIOS already has, and cable providers are starting to use bundled upstreams to provide more upstream capacity.
But where is AT&T in all this? No where to be found.... Although Bill Gates never said this, it does remind me of the false quote attributed to him: 640 Kb ought to be enough for everybody.
Only now it is AT&T saying that 5 Mbps upload is enough for everybody.--
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