[External] Re: 10g residential CPE

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Fri Dec 25 21:04:54 UTC 2020

On 12/25/20 12:53 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Michael Thomas <mike at mtcc.com> said:
>> On 12/25/20 12:40 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
>>> The other aspect of it is that we're doing these downloads while
>>> continuing to play other games and chat (both things sensitive to
>>> latency).  Some have family/roommates in the home, so they may be
>>> streaming audio and/or video at the same time.  Do we fill up a gigabit?
>>> No, probably not... but we'd notice if we had a lot less.
>> But using the right queuing disciplines it a lot cheaper than the
>> brute force and ignorance of just upping the bandwidth, right?
> Queueing doesn't get me my next game in time to play it tonight.  I've
> always seen general queueing as a work-around for "not enough bandwidth
> and can't add more"... but when more is available, why not just use
> more?
I'm fine with "free stuff". But it seems we've hit saturation on a 
number of front like camera and screen pixels, ghz of cpu, TB's of disk, 
Gb's of netio for residential stuff.

My provider on the other (Volcano Internet) doesn't seem to have got 
this memo though. They are building out fiber and the rate sheet is the 
same as for DSL. I mean, wtf? Why would I want the probable expense of 
getting it from the curb (assumedly) to my home if it's for the same 
price? Even if it's ftth at their expense, it seems rather pointless.

I mean, i understand the arm's race, but now it seems to be an arms race 
for its own sake.


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