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Response to NickB79 (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 14, 2017, 11:35 PM

15. Not in a multi device household

 

and 12 megs is not enough to stream 4k video at all. One person watching a netflix stream at 4k would eat all of your bandwidth.


Beyond that the infrastructure of the phone company is horribly old I have seen inside boxes with burnt cabling along with wiring so old the plastic covering is flaking off. It has been that way for years now.

They often under deliver their speeds as well. Most folks don't notice because they don't know any better.

There really is only one choice here.

Add to that the internet is increasingly laden with video ads that eat bandwidth and a couple of devices surfing at the same time again will eat all of your bandwidth.

The internet grows with available bandwidth the more that is available the more is added to the webpages. The current dsl technology is maxed at 25mbps there is no room for growth which again leaves you with no real choice.

I remember when I was thrilled with 1mbps today you can barely surf the web with that as you know coming from a 2mbps line. You might think 12 is fast now but that is not going to last as more and more content is piled on.

Already we pay more for less internet than most countries and this trend shows no signs of slowing. The ruling today will only make that worse.


So why are Americans paying more for slower service? The answer: There’s limited competition in the broadband market.

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