New minimum speed for US broadband connections

Blake Dunlap ikiris at
Sun May 30 20:56:52 UTC 2021

The co op electric serving my families house in bfe tn that doesn't have
either sewer or cable managed to run hard fiber for dirt cheap to all their
subscribers. Its clear from that the problem isnt can't, it's won't.
Setting the bar so low that podunk wifi 300k links that barely have more
backhaul meet it only serves to limit the interest in fixing the problem
correctly so Darryl's wifi and plumbing doesn't have to invest more than 50
bucks for few more years. We shouldn't be subsidizing ancient copper plants
that are barely maintained as it is simply because established companies
want to collect the gov'ment dole while doing bare minimum to zero work to
actually make anything better because it's better for their bottom line to
keep everyone's expectations firmly in the 90s or even 80s.

On Sun, May 30, 2021, 12:54 Baldur Norddahl <baldur.norddahl at>

> søn. 30. maj 2021 15.29 skrev Mike Hammett <nanog at>:
>> What can you do with 100 megs that you can't do with 25 megs and why
>> should anyone care?
> That is really the wrong question. People want 100 Mbps over 25 Mbps and
> therefore it becomes a need for rural communities. Doesn't matter that
> someone believes these people could do with less.
> The year is 2021 and perceived good internet is minimum 100 Mbps.
> Regards
> Baldur
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