Originally Posted by Shmerrick
No its not a bit overkill. The faster people can disconnect from a server the better for everyone. If you can't understand why this is important than I can't help you. The good enough mentality will just stiffle progress.
Ping has nothing to do with bandwidth. The speed at which you disconnect is determined by latency/ping. I could have a hundred billion gb/s, but i would still disconnect based on my latency.
I'm not saying it's not good for business or the general internet architecture, but for the home user it's pretty pointless. Not many people even have a home server or do large file transfers over their home network. Most users have already reached utilization threshold of their network.
That's what my flash drive is for. Plus 1gb/s is still pointless because 99% of hard drives can't even transfer at that rate. If you can't see that then I can't help you. My hard drive is maxed out when i transfer over my network (7200rpm) at 50mb/s, when the max network speed is somewhere around 200 mb/s. Yeah maybe you could transfer 1gb/s from your ram to someone else ram, but that's also really pointless.
At least improve user's hard drives before you make crazy, unnecessary home network speeds.
You would need solid states in raid 0 to even come close to utilizing 1 gb/s bandwidth.
For the average user this will not make a difference.
And your logic about the "good enough" mentality is bad. Just because something can be researched/improved more doesn't mean it should. If resources are better spent elsewhere trying to improve more important things, then that will help the internet substantially more. This is like economics 101-the most efficient distribution of resources for the maximum output.