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

Jeff Shultz jeffshultz at sctcweb.com
Thu May 26 23:58:50 UTC 2022

I think we have a winner here - we don't necessarily need 1G down, but we
do need to get the upload speeds up to symmetrical 50/50, 100/100 etc...
there are enough people putting in HD security cameras and the like that
upstream speeds are beginning to be an issue.

On Tue, May 24, 2022 at 4:37 AM David Bass <davidbass570 at gmail.com> wrote:

> The real problem most users experience isn’t that they have a gig, or even
> 100Mb of available download bandwidth…it’s that they infrequently are able
> to use that full bandwidth due to massive over subscription .
> The other issue is the minimal upload speed.  It’s fairly easy to consume
> the 10Mb that you’re typically getting as a residential customer.  Even
> “business class” broadband service has a pretty poor upload bandwidth
> limit.
> We are a pretty high usage family, and 100/10 has been adequate, but
> there’s been times when we are pegged at the 10 Mb upload limit, and we
> start to see issues.
> I’d say 25/5 is a minimum for a single person.
> Would 1 gig be nice…yeah as long as the upload speed is dramatically
> increased as part of that.  We would rarely use it, but that would likely
> be sufficient for a long time.  I wouldn’t pay for the extra at this point
> though.
> On Mon, May 23, 2022 at 8:20 PM Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> wrote:
>> Remember, this rulemaking is for 1.1 million locations with the "worst"
>> return on investment. The end of the tail of the long tail.  Rural and
>> tribal locations which aren't profitable to provide higher speed
>> broadband.
>> These locations have very low customer density, and difficult to serve.
>> After the Sandwich Isles Communications scandal, gold-plated proposals
>> will be viewed with skepticism.  While a proposal may have a lower total
>> cost of ownership over decades, the business case is the cheapest for
>> the first 10 years of subsidies.  [massive over-simplification]
>> Historically, these projects have lack of timely completion (abandoned,
>> incomplete), and bad (overly optimistic?) budgeting.

Jeff Shultz

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