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

Mike Hammett nanog at ics-il.net
Tue May 31 15:02:34 UTC 2022

It can exceed 25 megs, but it isn't common. Certainly not common enough to throw hundreds of billions, if not trillions of dollars at the long tail. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 


----- Original Message -----

From: "Chris Adams" <cma at cmadams.net> 
To: nanog at nanog.org 
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2022 3:26:53 PM 
Subject: Re: FCC proposes higher speed goals (100/20 Mbps) for USF providers 

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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