Verizon Policy Statement on Net Neutrality

Daniel Taylor 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:
>
>     Personally?
>     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:
>
>         Daniel,
>
>
>         "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
>         ZCorum
>         (678) 507-5000 <tel:%28678%29%20507-5000>
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>
>
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>     Daniel Taylor          VP Operations            Vocal
>     Laboratories, Inc.
>     dtaylor at vocalabs.com <mailto:dtaylor at vocalabs.com>
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>


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