Sonic's making the cable companies nervous

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by paulbarwick » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:11 am
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Only ... xec-114798

"I just don’t see any other application for that other than piracy," one senior-level cable industry exec stated after last week's demo
by chucko » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:43 am
Some of us don't want our data throttled to suit Hollywood's agendas.
by augie » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:28 pm
Weird, because they just showed off their new fiber offering. :)

http://www.telecoms.com/29393/comcast-b ... broadband/
by thulsa_doom » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:37 pm
paulbarwick wrote:
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Only-Use-for-1-Gbps-Line-is-Piracy-Says-Cable-Exec-114798

"I just don’t see any other application for that other than piracy," one senior-level cable industry exec stated after last week's demo

The reasons that people 20 years from now will have problems remembering how they got by with under 80mbps either haven't been invented yet or have been the province of a very small minority of people. Back when I owned a 2400baud modem, upgrading to 14.4kbps struck me as ludicrous; only a couple of local BBSes supported it and what the heck was I going to be transferring at those rates, anyway?

One immediate application that springs to mind is making server-stored content nearly as accessible as what's locally-stored. IIRC a typical cheapo 7200rpm HDD will transfer data at just about that speed. "Cloud computing" and such makes much more sense to me at 1gbps than at 6mbps.
John Fitzgerald
Sonic Technical Support
by dane » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:07 am
augie wrote:
Weird, because they just showed off their new fiber offering. :)

http://www.telecoms.com/29393/comcast-b ... broadband/


That's not fiber, it's channel bonded DOCSIS. And, they didn't show 1Gbps for Internet access, they showed how you could buy a whole season for 30 Rock for $40 and download it all in a few minutes.

-Dane
Dane Jasper
Sonic
by ewhac » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:14 pm
paulbarwick wrote:
"I just don’t see any other application for that other than piracy," one senior-level cable industry exec stated after last week's demo

Wow. What a fscking jerk.

Oh, I beg your pardon... What a fscking unimaginative jerk.
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