Net Neutrality...

Barry Shein bzs at world.std.com
Wed Jul 16 19:42:17 UTC 2014


On July 15, 2014 at 13:08 nanog at brettglass.com (Brett Glass) wrote:
 > At 12:19 PM 7/15/2014, Barry Shein wrote:
 > 
 > >There exists a low and high (practical) bandwidth range within which
 > >it simply doesn't make any difference to a given business model.
 > 
 > Very true. And there's another factor to consider.
 > 
 > Estimates of the maximum bandwidths of all the human senses, combined,
 > range between the capacity of a T1 line (at the low end) and
 > about 4 Mbps (at the high end). A human being simply is not wired to
 > accept more input. (Yes, machines could digest more... which means that
 > additional bandwidth to and from the home might be useful for the purpose
 > of spying on us.) What does this imply about the FCC's proposal to
 > redefine "broadband" as a symmetrical 10 Mbps?

You can do the same sort of calculation for devices. Once the screen
is updating at the screen refresh rate you are done, plus or minus
getting a faster screen but as you note that's not open-ended. At some
point you can't see faster refreshes anyhow.

etc for other human interface devices.


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