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

Richard Irving rirving at antient.org
Sun May 29 13:49:26 UTC 2022


I will out an old member of list, not myself, he still runs Old Cisco (ASA managed, “fully”, might be debatable) firewall, capable of full duplex 100 Mbs, on -both- sides. 😃 (WHOA)
His optic provider gave him a converter between the full optic GigE run into his house, and the 100 FD at the ASA. (It was a special deal, free installation
and more reliable than the competitor) (Both were actually =true=, can you imagine ?)

He runs a business in his basement that monitors several well known big services his business relies upon 24x7x365, for over 25 years.
All interruptions are noticed (within reason) and monitored, logged and alarmed accordingly.

He and his wife has raised 2 children through college, (one’s on his MBA), his retirement business.. -everyone- streams, there is no “cable” per se, he “cut the wire” when it was fashionable….
and their children would rather video chat than walk across the room, or go out somewhere.

He adores telling me about how salespeople are *constantly* calling him to upgrade the service. “Why, we can fit 5GigE down to you now!” said the
salesperson with garish clothes and floppy clown feet. “You just *can’t* live without it!” “thump-thump” goes those feet…..

He always asks them for the packet loss ratio on the existing link….. the call sorta ends after that.

FWIW, he always starts this story out with a snicker, and some latest and greatest gourmet drink..… :-P


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From: Mike Hammett via NANOG<mailto:nanog at nanog.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2022 4:20 PM
To: Aaron Wendel<mailto:aaron at wholesaleinternet.net>
Cc: nanog at nanog.org<mailto:nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Re: FCC proposes higher speed goals (100/20 Mbps) for USF providers

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.

Mike Hammett
Intelligent Computing Solutions


From: "Aaron Wendel" <aaron at wholesaleinternet.net>
To: nanog at nanog.org
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2022 1:49:13 PM
Subject: Re: FCC proposes higher speed goals (100/20 Mbps) for USF providers

The Fiber Broadband Association estimates that the average US household
will need more than a gig within 5 years.  Why not just jump it to a gig
or more?

On 5/23/2022 1:40 PM, Sean Donelan wrote:
> https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-proposes-higher-speed-goals-small-rural-broadband-providers-0
> The Federal Communications Commission voted [May 19, 2022] to seek
> comment on a proposal to provide additional universal service support
> to certain rural carriers in exchange for increasing deployment to
> more locations at higher speeds. The proposal would make changes to
> the Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) program, with the
> goal of achieving widespread deployment of faster 100/20 Mbps
> broadband service throughout the rural areas served by rural carriers
> currently receiving A-CAM support.

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