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kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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11/29/2015 | 1:35:55 PM
Re: Push - pull
I still can't comprehend the need in reality for most customers to want the gigs of service expecially when one considers the pricing. With " $70 per month for 1-Gig service and $299 per month for 10-Gig," I'd be curious how those numbers are chosen and what customers choose one over the other and any reality check they make on those choices.
inkstainedwretch
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inkstainedwretch,
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11/16/2015 | 3:25:10 PM
Re: Push - pull
Good point. The inability of a residential user to make use of 1 gig (let alone 10) makes you wonder what the point is, but a percentage of those "residential" users are actually small businesses. I'll look around and see if I can find what that percentage is, and what kind of usage patterns those customers have. -- Brian Santo
danielcawrey
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danielcawrey,
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11/16/2015 | 2:21:47 PM
Re: Push - pull
Love seeing these fiber deployments going on. In some of these municipalities, this infrastructure can really attract technology companies looking to expand out of more expensive cities.

Geography shouldn't matter when building a technology company – but having fiber does.
KBode
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KBode,
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11/16/2015 | 12:50:24 PM
Re: Push - pull
I still think the much more interesting conversation to have now is about price and avoiding usage caps, not speed. As others have noted users can't even really saturate a gig right now, much less ten gigs. Still, nice to see people aiming high, even if it's mostly just to market slower tiers of service.
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inkstainedwretch,
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11/14/2015 | 12:53:59 AM
Push - pull
Exactly. And who wants to store uncompressed video? And yet, there you have that Gbps connection, and the heart wants what the heart wants. -- Brian Santo
brooks7
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brooks7,
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11/13/2015 | 10:49:26 PM
Re: Push - pull
What backbones are going to be built to carry uncompressed video?  Even if you can get that bandwidth at the edge the cost to carry it long haul will become irrational pretty quickly.

Let's use Chattanooga as an example - population of 170K or so.  That means about 34K households.  If we use an average usage rate of 1Gbps and say that 80% of traffic is remote (pretty much average for Internet Service) that gives us:

BW required = 1Gbps * 34K * 0.8 = 27 Tbps required to be plowed to Chattanooga.  I recognize that this is a worse than worst case but if the vast bulk of the traffic is streaming video then you can't oversubscribe things.

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inkstainedwretch
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inkstainedwretch,
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11/13/2015 | 7:34:16 PM
Push - pull
And the applications that are going to use all that bandwidth are...?  VR? There are many good reasons to continue to compress media, but with 10 Gbps into the home, are consumers going to seek out uncompressed streaming video and audio?  -- Brian Santo


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