New minimum speed for US broadband connections

Mike Hammett nanog at
Sat May 29 02:31:42 UTC 2021

Nobody is waiting for anything, other than when COD drops. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 


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From: "Lady Benjamin Cannon of Glencoe, ASCE" <lb at> 
To: "Mike Lyon" <mike.lyon at> 
Cc: "NANOG Operators' Group" <nanog at> 
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2021 5:38:18 PM 
Subject: Re: New minimum speed for US broadband connections 

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> On May 28, 2021, at 3:29 PM, Mike Lyon <mike.lyon at> 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 
"The only fully end-to-end encrypted global telecommunications company in the world.” 

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