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kontos
xyzzy

join:2001-10-04
West Henrietta, NY
reply to Wilsdom

Re: LoL

said by Wilsdom:

Not sure how it will play out with Google fiber, but there is also the risk that a "too fast" connection could be shared over wifi by several households. 1 subscription could provide excellent speeds to 10-20 houses

which is why you would want to offer it at a price point that is low enough to make sharing unnecessary. a 'budget' tier would make sharing even more unnecessary. kinda like how google is doing it.

The real question is if Google can operate a network with those speeds and at least break even at that price-point. I'm skeptical, but Google has said that they want to prove it can be done.

Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY

said by kontos:

which is why you would want to offer it at a price point that is low enough to make sharing unnecessary.

You can buy music tracks for $0.99 from iTunes and Amazin, but people still pirate them....

said by kontos:

The real question is if Google can operate a network with those speeds and at least break even at that price-point. I'm skeptical, but Google has said that they want to prove it can be done.

They can, the question is if they can build out such a network with decent contention ratios while still making money. One suspects the contention ratios are probably fairly high, given the fact that very few households will use even a fraction of this bandwidth on a sustained basis. It will be interesting to see how the network holds up if a mainstream 'killer app' appears that actually uses this kind of bandwidth.


wmcbrine
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join:2002-12-30
Laurel, MD
kudos:1

said by Crookshanks:

You can buy music tracks for $0.99 from iTunes and Amazin, but people still pirate them....

$0.99 a song isn't really cheap. For one song, it seems like a small sum, but it adds up fast. Especially when you plot the amount of music the average teenager can consume vs. their income.

$0.10 a song, that might do something.
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