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Phil_Britt
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Phil_Britt,
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3/30/2015 | 8:57:20 AM
Re: Does the report represent...
brooks7,

 

The difference between actual connection and available connection speed could be an issue of ancillary equipment, people on the network, etc. When my daughters are on iPhones, Macs and both PCs are in use, my actual connection speed is much lower than the theoretical available connection speed.
brooks7
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3/28/2015 | 1:58:32 PM
Re: Does the report represent...
kq4ym,

As far as I can tell, the only thing that matters is video streaming.  If you can do that, then online gaming is a slam dunk.  The technology for online gaming is built aroung practices built for dial modems.  Newer games generally favor smaller groups and again that takes less bandwidth.

The idea of product development out of ones house is a possible use, but even then you could do most of the work off site (like rent an AWS server).  That means that bandwidth needs are lower.

So, is access speed causing people streaming issues?  If not, then I would argue that buying more than that is all about perception...and consumers will generally not go for it (over time).

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kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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3/28/2015 | 10:59:08 AM
Re: Does the report represent...
It would be interesting to see just what customers actually need and demand in high speeds. Maybe, it is in fact that the consumers are now comfortable with current availablities that makes the U.S. behind other countries?
Ariella
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3/26/2015 | 7:36:09 PM
Re: Does the report represent...
"What that says to me is that the value of broadband is set." I see. 
brooks7
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brooks7,
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3/26/2015 | 7:33:59 PM
Re: Does the report represent...
No, I am asking a quesiton about the report.

It says it manages average broadband speed.  My take is that average actual speed that the customer has ordered.  That is a market tradeoff of value and price.  What that says to me is that the value of broadband is set.  If there is broadband speed that is available that the customer is not buying, we might want to understand why they are not perceiving value.

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Ariella
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3/26/2015 | 7:21:03 PM
Re: Does the report represent...
@brooks7 Do you mean that if one would always opt for the fastest speed, no matter what the cost? 
mendyk
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3/26/2015 | 11:03:36 AM
Re: Does the report represent...
Lower takeup rates for highest-rate-available service in some parts of the country are probably less of a problem than a lifestyle choice. There are parts of the U.S. where megarate Internet access isn't a top priority for most people.
msilbey
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3/26/2015 | 9:29:16 AM
Re: Does the report represent...
The report does talk about adoption issues. Arkansas and Idaho are at the low end of adoption rates for speeds higher than 10 Mbps. The rates there are 22% and 23% respectively. Definitely a problem.

 
brooks7
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3/25/2015 | 5:05:52 PM
Does the report represent...
Actual connection speed or available connection speed?

Because if it is the former, maybe we should be asking why people are not maxing out the speed they could buy...

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