hah..the highest commercial one in uk is 150?ish. i talked to a korean friend and he was like thats nothing.. our government is already planning for 2-4gigs>...
i was like wha?
In case nobody mentioned it, the actual benefit to the end user is going to be minimal unless there's a lot of fiber penetration in a short amount of time. Having a 1Gbps connection isn't going to make a lick of difference when it comes to downloading things like torrents for most users.
google, please buy centurylink, they are the worst ISP in the history of the world.
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I think it's corporate greed that got the internet where it is today.
No more unlimited internet downloads and slow speeds for the prices offered now is ridiculous. You would think that for every megabyte we download someone has to carry a boulder up a mountain.
It's really sad when countries that have way less can somehow get better internet but mine cuts out hourly and if I go over my download limit I have to give them my first born.
I can't wait to see the reaction on peoples faces when they get connected trough google, turn on their pc and get "stuck" at ONLY 440MBit/ps and start complaining at google not meeting their end of the contract. Then to get told google is meeting their end of the contract up until the plug they installed at your house. Because MOST (i'm not saying 99% since most percentages on the net are made up even though I think this time it would be quite an accurate guess) connections INSIDE your houses are still good old copper wires which have a limit of up to around 400MBit/ps which is 55Mbyte/ps. And for wireless it's even worse because of interference and what not.
TL DR; Unless you have fiber all the way to your PC on which you plan to use those speeds, you will still be stuck to copper wire or wireless speeds.
And I really, really, really wish this knowledge would become more widely spread around the world!
Just my 2 cents to this discussion, thank you
Copper Ethernet has no problem with 1Gbps full duplex.
Maybe I should have mentioned that the speed I was talking about is for your average peoples copper wiring. But you have to agree with the rest of the post I made, right?
But, you miss my point, I am talking about the cable from the modem/router to the PC which is NOT done by google techs. It's this last stretch that will ruin the fun for A LOT of people, not all, but most!
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To bad that, at least where I live, wireless is really everywhere. Even if it means slower speeds...