It's way too quiet
vince at penguin-power.com
Thu Jul 5 18:05:36 UTC 2001
In January 1999, the FCC defined broadband as a connection to an
end-user with speeds greater than 200 kbps in both directions.
On Thu, 5 Jul 2001, Larry Diffey wrote:
> Since it's so quiet in here, I want to stir things up a little with an informal survey.
> With all of this talk about broadband (mostly in reference to cable modems and xDSL), consumers have been tricked into actually believing that if it's faster than a modem then it's broadband.
> I have a number in my head as to what I consider broadband. It's not an unreasonable number but it certainly does exceed what is available to the average consumer.
> Oh wise nanogers, what speeds do we need to achieve for the average consumer before we truly have broadband?
> I will try and keep track of all the numbers that you give you an average and I'll also give you the number I had in mind.
> Larry Diffey
> **Incidentally, I am at this very moment wearing a t-shirt that says "Will work for bandwidth".
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