Verizon Policy Statement on Net Neutrality
dtaylor at vocalabs.com
Mon Mar 2 14:22:11 UTC 2015
I'm clearly not a normal user, or I wouldn't be here.
Normal users have never experienced high-speed symmetrical service.
People don't miss what they have never had.
On 03/02/2015 08:09 AM, Scott Helms wrote:
> That's not the norm for consumers, but the important thing to
> understand is that for most of the technologies we use for broadband
> there simply is less upstream capacity than downstream. That upstream
> scarcity means that for DSL, DOCSIS, PON, WiFi, and LTE delivering
> symmetrical upstream bandwidth will cost the service provider more
> which means at some point it will cost consumers more.
> WiFi is a special case, while there is no theoretical reason it must
> be asymmetrical but it works that way in practice because dedicated
> APs invariably have both higher transmit power and much better antenna
> gain. The average AP in the US will put out a watt or more while
> clients are putting out ~250 milliwatts and with 0 antenna gain.
> On Mar 2, 2015 8:58 AM, "Daniel Taylor" <dtaylor at vocalabs.com
> <mailto:dtaylor at vocalabs.com>> wrote:
> If the price were the same, I'd go with 50/50.
> That way my uploads would take even less time.
> It isn't about the averaged total, it's about how long each event
> takes, and backing up 4GB of files off-site shouldn't have to take
> an hour.
> On 02/27/2015 03:11 PM, Scott Helms wrote:
> "50MB/s might be tough to fill, but even at home I can get
> good use out of the odd 25MB/s upstream burst for a few minutes."
> Which would you choose, 50/50 or 75/25? My point is not that
> upstream speed isn't valuable, but merely that demand for it
> isn't symmetrical and unless the market changes won't be in
> the near term. Downstream demand is growing, in most markets
> I can see, much faster than upstream demand.
> Scott Helms
> Vice President of Technology
> (678) 507-5000 <tel:%28678%29%20507-5000>
> Daniel Taylor VP Operations Vocal
> Laboratories, Inc.
> dtaylor at vocalabs.com <mailto:dtaylor at vocalabs.com>
> http://www.vocalabs.com/ (612)235-5711 <tel:%28612%29235-5711>
Daniel Taylor VP Operations Vocal Laboratories, Inc.
dtaylor at vocalabs.com http://www.vocalabs.com/ (612)235-5711
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