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At the moment, what I want is good coverage in remote areas. At the moment, I can't even get ADSL2+, and am stuck with a 5mbs download. To be honest, I actually don't think the speed is too bad, although it could definitely better. What I would rather have ISPs do is increase the upload speed to at least half the download speed.
Im stuck with 2.8mbps/.5 up and I have to insanely disagree with you that 5mbps is 'fine'. Most people want everything done at their house at the same time with no lag and in under a reasonable time. I see the 'average joe' complaining about 15/5 and 25/10 as being 'slow'. I very much notice the difference from my speed to 5mbps to 20mbps to 50 and to 80mbps.
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Time Warner Cable says there's no consumer demand for gigabit internet, at their current pricing.

There, I fixed his statement.
    
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There, I fixed his statement.

this, why would time warner charge less for more?? thats not how you gouge customers!
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

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.

The infrastructure is in-place. TWC has fiber running through almost all of it's residential areas - they are prepared for 640K to become insufficient but like any large business with a very large user base, planning to reveal it when it is needed. TW also provides TV, no need for me to do the math for you.

It really isn't all that astonishing or far from logic when a company like TW hoards it's wet blankets for situations like Gigabit.
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We will need faster speeds when 4K and 8K become what 1080p is not. I am a power user and have only a 6MBit/s connection which is used for 3 family members. The problem with this speeds is we cant all be downloading and playing games @ the same time. Also download take time so they are usually left during night. With this slow speed i used to download ~ 300-350GB a month. Having 1GBit/s i would not have space to download. Faster Download speed is only so important to get access to stuff in the web but if you want to get access to your stuff you need upload speed.
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I have a 30mb connection and it's plenty for my dozen plus devices to use it

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i think the point being made here is that TWC doesn't feel the need to supply/market gigabit internet because;

 

1) the prices they would charge for 1000/1000? forget about it... in new york- TWC's top 50/5 line is about 80(?) a month before counting it any other charges, so imagine their price of 1000/1000? they should push out downstream in the hundreds and upstreams in the double digit range first and foremost....

 

2) lets pretend they did offer gigabit speeds, like most of their residential consumers in the states wouldn't even bother with it because they dont need it or its too pricey for them.

 

 

a real good point made earlier, is that they should stabilize the speeds they are already offering. you pump out enough solid 10/5, 25/10, 50/25 and most consumers would be satisfied.. i know i would.

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This freakin pisses me off. I have 30down/5up with them in Austin TX and I can't even watch youtube at peak hours without the damn video pausing at least a couple times. 1Gbit might not be needed, but make what we pay for available all the time.
 
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LOL. If you don't understand why Google is doing this I feel sorry for you. This is a great little marketing effort on their part. And in the end when you switch over you will effectively hand over the last bit of privacy you have to Google. You will have consolidated into their entire information gathering ecosystem. If that's what you want that is fine. But Google is not in this to be your friend. I may like the company...but I understand plenty that they even have more reasons behind doing what they are doing there that would take more time to explain than I feel inclined to.

PS: I'm sure that Google has plenty of spare money to afford this compared to TWC. Also, a localized monopoly like the telecoms/ISPs is difficult to fix. PostalTwinkie IIRC could give more details if you ask him though about how to compete.


Go back and read my posts. I said I understand they are in it for the money, It would be stupid for them not to be. You can be in it for money and not totally shaft for customer's.

I will gladly let them sift though my browsing habits and it doesn't bother me one single bit. So they want to custom tailor my internet experience to my liking? how dare they! They want add's I have to see and sit though to actually be relevant to my life?!?! GASP!

You guys have turned this into a Google VS TWC.

TWC says there is no demand for something there is HEAVY demand for and all but an handful of people are calling them out on it. Look at the comments in the linked article!
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