Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Matthew Palmer mpalmer at hezmatt.org
Sat Jun 11 05:00:24 CDT 2011


On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 02:34:10AM -0700, Jeroen van Aart wrote:
> Ricardo Ferreira wrote:
> >Funny, how in the title refers to the Internet globally when the article is
> >specific about the USA.
> >
> >I live in europe and we have at home 100Mbps . Mid sized city of 500k
> >people. Some ISPs even spread WiFi across town so that subscribers can have
> >internet access outside their homes.
> 
> Though it's nice to have why would one *need* 100 Mbps at home? I
> understand the necessity of internet access and agree everyone has a
> right to it. But that necessity can be perfectly fulfilled with a
> stable internet connection of a reasonable speed (say low to mid
> range DSL speed tops).
> 
> I don't regard simultaneously streaming 6 channels of TV and
> downloading the latest movie torrent in 2 minutes as a basic
> necessity, let alone essential.

Well, you probably live in a premises with only a couple of people.  A
household with the "standard" 2.3 kids might need to stream 4.3 TV channels,
and it'd be nice if that didn't have an adverse impact on other traffic (an
incoming SIP call or two, and useful work).

- Matt




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