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

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Mon May 23 22:39:11 UTC 2022

On 5/23/22 3:26 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> Is it?
> What’s the bandwidth of a good quality 4K stream? What about 4 of them 
> + various additional interactive technologies, software downloads, 
> media downloads, etc.?
> Looking at the graphs, my household (which isn’t average by any 
> stretch of the imagination, but it is a household) doesn’t need a gig 
> very often, but there are the occasional multiple hours where my Gig 
> downstream does flatline at about 950Mbps.
> So I’d say that I make sufficiently frequent use of the gig that is 
> available as to render it unlikely I would be satisfied with less 
> bandwidth.
If you're going to use downloads as the benchmark, what about 10G or 40G 
as the baseline? I mean, that's an unwinnable treadmill.

But from my reading about 25Mbs is just on the edge of being ok with 4k. 
Certainly 100Mbs would be fine for multiple streams.


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