last mile, regulatory incentives, etc (was: att fiber, et al)

Matthew Palmer mpalmer at
Fri Mar 23 20:50:22 CDT 2012

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 02:18:26PM -1000, Michael Painter wrote:
> Really.  This is from the Governor's "Hawaii Broadband Initiative" speedtest website:
> "The indication of above average or below average is based on a
> comparison of the actual test result to the current NTIA definition
> of broadband which is 768 kbps download and 200 kbps upload. Any
> test result above the NTIA definition is considered above average,
> and any result below is considered below average."

Just one more nail in the coffin of the word "average".

- Matt

I seem to have my life in reverse. When I was a wee'un, it seemed perfectly
normal that one could pick up the phone and speak to anybody else in the
world who also has a phone. Now I'm older and more experienced, I'm amazed
that this could possibly work. -- Peter Corlett, in the Monastery

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