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[Broadband Reports] Only Use for 1 Gbps Line is Piracy, Says Cable Exec

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To make sure people know they're trying to keep pace with 1 Gbps offerings by Sonic.net and Google, Comcast last week demonstrated a 1 Gbps connection. While this kind of speed is fun to talk about, most ISPs realize it's really more of a marketing tool than a useful consumer need, given the dearth of applications that can really utilize that kind of bandwidth. "I just don’t see any other application for that other than piracy," one senior-level cable industry exec stated after last week's demo.
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/O...le-Exec-114798

can't beat em, insult em...
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"We shouldn't build a car that goes over 70 miles an hour, because that's the speed limit." Good job coming way out of left field on that one, senior executive.
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1 word = backups. If i can transfer data to a remote location on a 1gbps connection then i can do a full backup and move it out of my house
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Makes you wonder if this "senior level exec" uses anything other than his/her blackberry from 98, and his/her high tech marker/glossy white board.
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pff I want internet tv already (at good quality), gimme those speeds!
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Yes, because the current trend of cloud computing and media streaming will never make use of that kind of bandwidth!
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Only use for Comcast is troll, says me.
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post #9 of 110
My former PS3 Downloaded movies that take several hours to download the HD movie....Non Piracy

Zbrush Software + Development content
Rift Game
Aion Game
Crysis 2 Game
iTunes HD Movies
PS3 HD Movies

Several legitimate multi gigabyte reasons to use a 1Gbps connection to get to my content faster. It's like saying we should never have had HD resolution on movies.
post #10 of 110
This executive has never heard of the cloud? These old geezers never heard of all the cloud computing solutions out there, even Apple's recent released iCloud.
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