I'm rooting for Google to purchase the 700Mhz spectrum and build a nationwide wireless broadband network. If THAT happens, widely available fast broadband access might become a reality by 2015.Originally posted by: Kadarin
Telecom monopolies have very little incentive to upgrade and provide better service, so my guess is 2035 or later.
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Where is Spidey to tell everyone "the facts" even though he never substantiates them? Telecom already has trillions of tax payer dollars and given nothing but failed promises. If they (and their lobbyists) have their way they will continue to rape us.
And the Cubs will win the world series.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.
That's the weirdest part about it - I thought we were done with the idea of paying for internet usage! I thought all of the ISPs switched to monthly packages because they made MORE money that way. Now they want to switch to monthly packages that include usage fees - great, the best of both worlds, charge per hour AND charge monthly.Originally posted by: techs
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?