FCC proposes higher speed goals (100/20 Mbps) for USF providers

odlyzko at umn.edu odlyzko at umn.edu
Mon May 23 20:33:38 UTC 2022

Yes!  Some other ways to the basic idea are that

   The function of data networks is to satisfy human impatience.


   The goal is to minimize transaction latency.

Once you accept either one, the conclusion that follows is that
there is no limit to potential demand (which, however, as always,
is moderated by cost and applications one uses).

A couple of papers that deal with this are "The delusions of net 
neutrality" from the 2008 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference,


and "The current state and likely evolution of the Internet" from
Globecom 1999,



On Mon, 23 May 2022, james.cutler at consultant.com wrote:

> On May 23, 2022, at 3:00 PM, Michael Thomas <mike at mtcc.com> wrote:
>> Really? What is the average household doing to use up a gig worth of bandwidth?
>> Mike
> Optimize their activities by  remove a major delay factors from their activities.
> See The Human Use of Human Beings, a book by Norbert Wiener.

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