New minimum speed for US broadband connections

Mark Tinka mark at
Mon May 31 04:52:41 UTC 2021

On 5/29/21 00:38, Lady Benjamin Cannon of Glencoe, ASCE wrote:

> 8 billion fiber drops for 8 billion people.

Technically speaking, 8 billion people is not 8 billion households :-).

But the bigger problem is getting fibre to every family in the world is 
not yet currently feasible.

There is a reason developing markets have a lot more mobile phones than 
they have people, or the energy to charge them.


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