Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing
Blah! but google IS DOING IT! its not like it can't be done, They just don't want to do it!
Google is doing it with 4% of ONE city.
Wake me up when they ACTUALLY have working even 1/100th the actual number of customers of TWC.
Originally Posted by pengs
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for more but atm we are able to push 1080p content through 6-8mbit/s connections. 50mbit down cons are probably able to pull 4 or 5 stable 1080p streams at once.
This. 1000/1000 is complete overkill for now and even the next 20 years (which is about how long the fiber lasts before it has to be replaced anyway).
Originally Posted by andrews2547
And didn't Bill Gates once say 640KB of RAM is more than anyone would need?
It's better to have a lot of overhead in case one day you might need it. I would be perfectly fine with 1 Mbps internet at the moment, but as soon as I need to download something or steam a 1080p + video on youtube, I will need all the bandwidth I have and still more.
Yes, but sometimes, overkill for the sake of overkill is a waste. I remember back in the days when the 64-bit processors came out and AMD was pushing their chips as "Future Proof". People were saying that you should run out and get the 64-bit AMD because it would one day be how all the CPUs would run. And you know what, they were right. Only problem is, by the time that 64-bit CPUs were REALLY mainstream, people had not only traded in that "future proof" AMD chip, but they had traded in the next 3 chips AFTER that too.Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 2/28/13 at 9:54am