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Poll: How long until 100mbps is widely available in America

13Gigatons

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Thought this would be a good continuation of the other thread of the slow broadband deployment in the USA.
 

BigJ

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Just talking out of my ass here, but 2018. FiOS already offers 50mb/s for pretty good prices around here.
 

yhelothar

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Where's the option for several years ago?

Unless you meant 100mbps internet access for home users for under $50/mo :)
 

Lonyo

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Originally posted by: astroidea
Where's the option for several years ago?

Unless you meant 100mbps internet access for home users for under $50/mo :)
100mbps was widely available several years ago?
 

rh71

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Aug 28, 2001
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I'm on the 20/5 FIOS plan right now. I figured around 2015 is when they will do a lot better with competition growing.

But seriously, unless all content is expanded in size for the sake of quality, big pipes for commoners is not needed. On the same token, you'd think compression methods will have improved over time as well so again, big pipes may not be needed. Right now I can download 5 tv episodes at the same time and I don't feel it affecting regular browsing.
 

Kadarin

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Telecom monopolies have very little incentive to upgrade and provide better service, so my guess is 2035 or later.
 

MegaVovaN

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By time we have 100mbps down and ???? mbps up at affordable rate, peepz going to cry "ZOMG WTF WE SUK, Look Japs have 10GBIT for $39 a month!!"
 

PingSpike

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Feb 25, 2004
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I'm just going to have to extrapolate based on current ISP trends in the United States.

It should be available for all in the next 10 years. There will be a monthly bandwidth cap of 2GB, however. The ultra-speed package will feature a whopping 1Gb/s speed with a monthly bandwidth cap of 3GB. It will cost an additional 2000 Ameros. And it will have upload speeds of 1200 baud.
 

MegaVovaN

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Originally posted by: PingSpike
I'm just going to have to extrapolate based on current ISP trends in the United States.

It should be available for all in the next 10 years. There will be a monthly bandwidth cap of 2GB, however. The ultra-speed package will feature a whopping 1Gb/s speed with a monthly bandwidth cap of 3GB. It will cost an additional 2000 Ameros. And it will have upload speeds of 1200 baud.
Sure sounds like it. Please educate the noob (me) how much a 1200 baud is in kb/s?
 

BigJ

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Originally posted by: MegaVovaN
Originally posted by: PingSpike
I'm just going to have to extrapolate based on current ISP trends in the United States.

It should be available for all in the next 10 years. There will be a monthly bandwidth cap of 2GB, however. The ultra-speed package will feature a whopping 1Gb/s speed with a monthly bandwidth cap of 3GB. It will cost an additional 2000 Ameros. And it will have upload speeds of 1200 baud.
Sure sounds like it. Please educate the noob (me) how much a 1200 baud is in kb/s?
Pretty much a max of a little under 4kb/s.
 

ElFenix

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Originally posted by: Lonyo
Originally posted by: astroidea
Where's the option for several years ago?

Unless you meant 100mbps internet access for home users for under $50/mo :)
100mbps was widely available several years ago?
i have gigabit at home
 

13Gigatons

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Apr 19, 2005
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I'm really surprised by the 2015 votes, that's only 7 years away, I can't imagine going from 3mbps to 100mbps service that fast.
 

Anubis

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Aug 31, 2001
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i voted for 2035, i woudl have voted for never if that was an option

to be honest i dont want 100mbps internet i woudl be happy if i could get something other then the pure fucking shit that is 512k upload
 
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Originally posted by: ElFenix
Originally posted by: Lonyo
Originally posted by: astroidea
Where's the option for several years ago?

Unless you meant 100mbps internet access for home users for under $50/mo :)
100mbps was widely available several years ago?
i have gigabit LAN at home
So do a lot of us. That's not what this thread is about. OP was talking about bandwidth from ISP to home.
 

PingSpike

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Feb 25, 2004
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Actually, it could probably be acheived by next week. All the FCC needs to do is to log onto that broadband availability database, check a couple boxes to update the list to indicate that 100% of the United States now has 12 or more 100mbit boardband options and crack open a beer after a job well done.
 

techs

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Sep 26, 2000
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Apparently the OP and others seem to not have noticed that the telecoms are now trying to lower internet usage by charging by usage.
So basically the questions asked should be:
1)Who will be able to afford 100 mbit. internet?
2)Will pay by the byte internet kill the web?
 

OneOfTheseDays

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Jan 15, 2000
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Don't they have this in Japan already? I know Comcast has said the goal is to offer 100mbit internet within the next decade.
 

Nitemare

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Whenever it comes out on WiFi because Time Warner and Cox wouldn't do it unless they lost their monopoly
 

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