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I'm a person that knows a whole lot about piracy of various types and I can say that 1gbps means nothing. I can pirate all day long on a 2.5mbps connection but it doesn't really matter if I'm caped at 20gb a month.

But this truly is an ignorant comment because I use so much bandwidth just from steam and other download managers. Just the other day I downloaded 10gb worth of games from EA's Origin service.

People like this are stuck in the past. Piracy was big 10 years ago when it was the only option for getting media online, now things are very different.
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post #92 of 110
Woohoo! Sonic.net has 40Mbps line in my area for $70 ($69.95) a month.
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post #93 of 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jinto View Post
If only AT&T and Comcast could just die...
It's the executives that are bad. The majority of the employees are probably decent people.
post #94 of 110
Video uploading is more and more popular.. and her eim not saying piracy, but youtube and justin.tv and so on

BUt yeah, i bet most people with that fast connections use it for piracy :<
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post #95 of 110
Server Hosting, watching movies in HD, and more could take an advantage of a faster connection. Now so could piracy, but not everyone is a pirate or would use internet like that for malicious purposes. For instance, I've been updating my steam games using backups for the last few days, as I have installed a new linup of hard drives. Now, my measly 160 KB/s makes downloading numerous updates take days, whereas, some of my friends with services like even U-verse or fios could've been done in hours...
Edited by dude120 - 6/21/11 at 3:19am
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post #96 of 110
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Originally Posted by xenophobe View Post
The only real reason they're against it is because they'll need to spend millions in infrastructure upgrades. They're happy milking everyone off old decaying cable lines from the 80's.

Actually that's not quite true, Comcast did do some infrastructure upgrades in my area five or six years ago... to replace equipment from the late 80's.
Actually as much as people complain, Comcast is actually a pretty good company, and has been conducting very aggressive DOCSIS 3.0 upgrades.
    
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I wish instead of talking 1 Gbps they would start concentrating on branching out and reaching people like me that cant even get broadband. Satellite stinks
     
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Quote:
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I wish instead of talking 1 Gbps they would start concentrating on branching out and reaching people like me that cant even get broadband. Satellite stinks
THIS! When I'm in the states I'm stuck on satellite as well and the speed and monthly quota make it generally useless.
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there is of course an unstated fear by the cable companies of higher speeds helping out netflix etc. and hurting their bottom line even more then piracy.

I can't really blame them but they need to grow and evolve other ways of being competitive. Right now the only real reason to even bother with cable/dish is if for sports programming. Netflix is a better alternative for everything else, especially if you have the speed and reliability to stream HD content.

Who wants to go in with me on starting a HD sports streaming service? $15 a month with all national network sports broadcast, all the espn channels, nhl, nba, nfl and mlb programming? I'd sign up for that in a heartbeat.
...cough...http://espn.go.com/espn3/...cough
    
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THIS! When I'm in the states I'm stuck on satellite as well and the speed and monthly quota make it generally useless.
Yep. The united states is lagging behind in network infrastructure. Im so tired of crappy pings and down speeds.
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