Originally Posted by Crazy9000
You can't predict the future. If you want to try to predict how future proof your internet is, I think that's a whole separate topic. If I was asked on a survey if I was satisfied with my internet, I don't think it would be fair to speculate whether I would be satisfied in the future; how the internet currently works is what's relevant. You can then revisit the topic when and if more data demanding services (like 4k streaming) become available.
I know I wouldn't be satisfied with my internet connection If my brother was watching 4k videos all day and I was stuck with "measly" 1080p video... but we don't really even have consumer monitors that can display that out. Until then, I'm "satisfied" with my connection. It's also very possible that I'd get a large enough speed upgrade by then that I would still be satisfied.
I'm not saying I wouldn't love 100mbps, and I have used one before... it's nice to have the files that fast, but I don't really think 20mbps goes "too slow" on anything 20gb or smaller.
I'd say it's certainly easy enough to predict future things to an extent. It's by no means a stretch saying that bandwidth is going to be a desired thing to have.
I guess where I am trying to get at is my satisfaction of the technology over the actual here and now performance and comparing the here and now to what is available elsewhere right now. The OP didn't ask if I was pleased with the speed as much as he was asking about the technologies.
And I would saying being satisfied also means that if another option was available for a similar price that you wouldn't bother, because you are satisfied and have no need or desire for anything else.
The only reason I have the internet I have right now is because it's the only option available. Are the speeds satisfactory? To an extent, sure. Am I satisfied with it? Not even remotely. I'd love to have the option for faster internet at a lower price (like elsewhere in the country/world), so no, I'm not satisfied and I'm a bit surprised so many of you are saying otherwise.
And I know that my opinions aren't those of the majority, and I am not trying to force it upon anyone else. I am just thinking people are slightly lying to themselves or are simply ignorant to an extent (which isn't a bad thing, it's hard not to). But being able to access files from a server not on your local connection and have them behave as if they are on your local machine is certainly nice and a hard thing lose once you get used to it.