New minimum speed for US broadband connections
corysell at protonmail.com
Fri May 28 23:10:03 UTC 2021
You respond as if fiber installations were all decided by people rolling dice during a tabletop gaming session.
Places with fiber got invested into by the providers of those areas, and that should be constantly expanded. Maybe companies unwilling to do so shouldn’t be getting subsidies. Maybe high speed internet access should be treated as a utility such as clean water and electricity if providers are completely unwilling to expand and bring the rest of America into 2021?
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On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 5:41 PM, Mike Lyon <mike.lyon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Fiber is cool and all, but there is a HUUUUUGE amount of areas that aren't lucky enough to have fiber and wireless is the only way to go.
> So, we up the minimum to 100 Mbps just because some areas are lucky enough to have fiber?
> On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 3:38 PM Lady Benjamin Cannon of Glencoe, ASCE <lb at 6by7.net> wrote:
>> Sent from my iPhone via RFC1149.
>>> On May 28, 2021, at 3:29 PM, Mike Lyon <mike.lyon at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Curious, when you look at the usage on those 100/100 plans. What are they actually using? If they aren't actually using it, then why up the minimum?
>> Simple, our time isn’t free. The less time humanity itself spends waiting on downloads, the more we spend loving, celebrating, embracing, playing and exploring.
>> Really, fiber is fiber, it’s just about optics from there, and those are cheap.
>> Relatively speaking.
>> (And ignoring WISPSs and rural economies of scale but I digress.)
>> 8 billion fiber drops for 8 billion people.
>> That’s what it will take to wire the future. 32k res AR environments; 1TB video games, distance learning via implant, full self driving cars - Qualcomm itself says bandwidth is to grow 1000-fold in the next 9 years alone.
>> Are you ready?
>> Ms. Lady Benjamin PD Cannon of Glencoe, ASCE
>> 6x7 Networks & 6x7 Telecom, LLC
>> lb at 6by7.net
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> Mike Lyon
> mike.lyon at gmail.com
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