[LINK] Demand 'still not there' for 1Gbps: NBN Co

JanW jwhit at internode.on.net
Sun Feb 12 17:17:09 AEDT 2017

At 05:00 PM 12/02/2017, David Lochrin wrote:

>1 Gb/sec to a private home or small business?  Can you justify that with a little quantitative accounting for bandwidth usage?

Is it speed people need or unlimited data or both? Is the speed needed for times that there is high demand? Think multiple children in a household in the evening putting stress on while parents are streaming video perhaps?

Home businesses are another class of service need where it would be mushed up into a 'home' need, or telecommuting.

And this is 'now'. I'd bet most Linkers can remember the shift from a low-speed dial-up connection to ADSL and it was on all the time! Wow! That's happened in the last 20 years. I'd have to go do some research, but my bet is that the demand growth is exponential over that time. So why not 1Gb/sec? Or even higher in the next 5?


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