Mitch Wagner 10/3/2014 | 5:12:08 PM
Re: Fields of focus Thanks, Jason! I am intrigued by this problem. I do not deny that more bandwidth is good -- I'm just at a loss to think of applications. 
jasonmeyers 10/1/2014 | 5:49:19 PM
Re: Fields of focus Mitch, there are several US Ignite examples in the video I posted several days ago. you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1XAaToT5lY

More examples on their website. 
Mitch Wagner 9/29/2014 | 1:04:10 PM
Re: Fields of focus What are some examples of apps that requre gigabit Internet?
kq4ym 9/27/2014 | 5:41:40 PM
Re: Fields of focus Good points...just how much will customers be willing to spend for speed? It may well be that as we all become accustomed to blazing hot connections and mega big files and multi-media that we'll just get used to the rising costs. It's interesting that  "20% of the organization's financial backing comes from public funds" and how that backing may either help or hinder the effort if there's some agenda that the public agencies want that the companies aren't too keen upon.
MarkC73 9/26/2014 | 7:03:54 AM
Re: Fields of focus I'm all for change and most of the time excited by it.  I would like to focus on the residential consumer, what services or future applications say in the next 3-5 years will need more than 500mbps to the typical household?

What I'm getting at is that for the non-business sector (ie low margin), there's a great deal of the infrastructure that needs improving as well as innovation.  4k videos at 10-15 mbps, even peer to peer activities would be challenged to fill a 500 mbps pipe consistently and for sustained periods of time.  Also the cloud you pull from at times can also be a bottleneck.  I'm typing as I'm waiting for some home servers to patch, I'm on a 50/10 connection but the 'fastest mirror' only allots a small fraction of that.

Outside of things like transporters and undeveloped (or I guess I should say underdeveloped) video services, I'm curious what other future applications are being targeted for the home consumer.  Again don't get me wrong, for business, medical, and education Giges aren't even enough anymore or can easily be consumed with technology already developed, but I'm curious what's in store for me personally as a home consumer.
Phil_Britt 9/25/2014 | 5:38:53 PM
Re: Fields of focus You're absolutely right with that example. The need for speed will continue to be unmet. -- the faster speeds that are available, the more quicikly peopel will want even large data files. The determining factor will be how much people are willing to spend for the speed. At some level, there won't be the business case to add any more speed. But I don't think we're near there yet.
smkinoshita 9/25/2014 | 2:26:25 PM
Re: Fields of focus "...dismissal of the need for the high-speed bandwidth they promise. "

Because 64K of RAM should be enough for anybody, right?  Honestly the naysayers just sound resistant to change to me, but that's just my opinion.
brooks7 9/25/2014 | 10:27:01 AM
Re: Fields of focus You know every one of my servers in the data center and every vm @ amazon are connected by at least gigabit. Really the question I always ask is why people have server rooms anymore. You have literally dozens of network vendors, massive connectivity, physical security, power reliability, and similar issues already handled. I think that is the bigger issue. I think that thinking we need to bring gigabit to most premises is an outmoded way of deploying IT services in most cases. Even the case in the other thread where gigabit gave a 2 minute upload time means a DS3 would be about an hour. If the file was going from a DC, it might have taken under a minute. Seven
jasonmeyers 9/25/2014 | 10:20:08 AM
Re: Fields of focus Absolutely. Gigabit network uquiquity is obviously critical, but efforts like this could really move the conversation beyond high-speed video streaming and the "why a gig?" questions.

Here's a link to a video the organization produced out of a recent summit, which shows some of the apps being developed and tested. 

mendyk 9/25/2014 | 10:08:51 AM
Fields of focus Jason -- US Ignite sounds like it's as much about vertical market cultivation as about the network. That's probably a much more difficult mandate, but probably the more important one.