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

Chris Adams cma at cmadams.net
Sat May 28 20:26:53 UTC 2022

Once upon a time, Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> said:
> Most households have no practical use for more than 25 megs. More is better, but let's not just throw money into a fire because of a marketing machine. 

4K TVs are cheap, and 4K streaming content is plentiful, and usually
runs 15-20 Mbps.  The average household has more than one person, and
they may want to watch different content.

And that's today.  Gaming streaming is ramping up (which needs both good
bandwidth and low latency), and there'll always be things you haven't
considered popping up.

Saying most people don't need more than 25 Mbps is like saying 640k is
enough for anybody.
Chris Adams <cma at cmadams.net>

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