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Re: It's way too quiet

  • From: Christopher A. Woodfield
  • Date: Thu Jul 05 15:26:12 2001

Im wondering if that's why so many of the ILEC's DSL offerings are 128K 
upstream - do they have anything to gain by having residential DSL service 
not classifed by the FCC as a broadband service?

-C

> In January 1999, the FCC defined broadband as a
> connection to an
> end-user with speeds greater than 200 kbps in both
> directions.
> 
> -Vince
> 
> 
> On Thu, 5 Jul 2001, Larry Diffey wrote:
> 
> > Since it's so quiet in here, I want to stir things
> up a little with an informal survey.
> >
> > With all of this talk about broadband (mostly in
> reference to cable modems and xDSL), consumers have
> been tricked into actually believing that if it's
> faster than a modem then it's broadband.
> >
> > I have a number in my head as to what I consider
> broadband.  It's not an unreasonable number but it
> certainly does exceed what is available to the average
> consumer.
> >
> > Oh wise nanogers, what speeds do we need to achieve
> for the average consumer before we truly have
> broadband?
> >
> > I will try and keep track of all the numbers that
> you give you an average and I'll also give you the
> number I had in mind.
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Larry Diffey
> >
> > **Incidentally, I am at this very moment wearing a
> t-shirt that says "Will work for bandwidth".
> >
> 
> 
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