All Americans need speedy access to the internet with out having to pay a higher price for service received by every one else.
This is the best thing to happen to the internet since GOOGLE and it just so happens that they are the ones leading the way forward. The telecom industry and the government better watch and learn from these guys or get ready to pay for their services.
I’m glad to see this — competition is good.The roadblock (literally and figuratively) will be right-of-way issues, and plowing up streets to lay more fiber, or access to available ductspace.The flipside of carriers complaining about costs is public outcry over the exorbitantly high profits carriers are allegedly making. To those folks I ask: if there’s so much money in it, why isn’t everybody doing it?I guess we’ll soon have our answer, and for everyone’s sake, I hope Google can make this work.
Hey how about helping out the small communities that cannot get broad band services. I live in a small town in Northern Wisconsin and even though there is a POP just down the street from us we are still stuck using T1 and even lower speed 3G networks. You really want to make a difference help out the people the telecoms will not. We have the opportunity to get fiber to our community but NO ONE bank or tel-com is willing to invest in the infrastructure!
Come do this in Australia! We have a government proposing to spend AU$43Bn on a FTTN network that will deliver, at best, 100Mbps and in reality something closer to high-end ADSL2+ speeds.It's this sort of audacity that we need in Australia, and many would welcome it!
Does the Cloud need that much throughput ? or is that the people downloading illegal content even faster for their own gain ? I suppose in consideration, the available bandwidth is not throughput. If we have broadband that fast, then we will all need new high end home computers and the development to replace tcp or at least patch is 30year old flaws. I guess Jumbo frames really could be useful.There are people starving in this world and even then HD Video streams and voice media operate with connections of < 2Mbps
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