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Old 11-03-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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American broadband capacity might not be able to keep up with everyone who wants to stream movies.

On Sept. 22, Netflix began offering its streaming movie service in Canada.

Will Netflix destroy the Internet? - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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I have BFIT (Blind Faith In Technology)..... Remember when some "experts" said we were going to run out of IP addresses 10 years ago? Did it happen? No... We've have IPv6 for how many years now and hear "it's too expensive to implement"

We have fiber optics but...... "it's too expensive to implement"

The ISP's will wait until bandwidth outages start becoming the norm so they can "fix the problem" and charge us astronomical rates.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I have BFIT (Blind Faith In Technology)..... Remember when some "experts" said we were going to run out of IP addresses 10 years ago? Did it happen? No...
Remember Y2K?
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:56 PM
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Location: Ohio
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I think it's cool that Netflix is responsible for more bandwidth usage in prime-time than BitTorrent file-sharing. It proves tha if you give people legal access to content at a reasonable price, they'll pay for it.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Remember Y2K?
We uncovered a fairly serious issue before Y2K. It didn't take that much to fix, but it would have taken a fairly key operational system out of commission at a major airline.

For us, it was a good thing we did some full-blown testing locally. This wasn't a simple display error...
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:13 AM
 
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I don't mean to be a "glass half empty" guy, but this will likely be an excuse for the broadband companies to raise rates.

I'm curious as to video compression, etc.
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:16 AM
 
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Remember Y2K?
How could I forget that?
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I don't mean to be a "glass half empty" guy, but this will likely be an excuse for the broadband companies to raise rates.
An excuse? Bleeding edge hi-cap network kit is expensive. You want the capacity raised nationwide? You're going to have to help pay for it, or elect to not use it.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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swagger,

I understand it's expensive. But what bothers me is the fact that the US is so far behind other countries. US ranks 28th in Internet connection speed: report

We pay far more and get far less than our European and Asian counterparts, largely becuase the US has allowed fiefdoms in telecom over the years.
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: NoVA
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swagger,

I understand it's expensive. But what bothers me is the fact that the US is so far behind other countries. US ranks 28th in Internet connection speed: report

We pay far more and get far less than our European and Asian counterparts, largely becuase the US has allowed fiefdoms in telecom over the years.
Be careful with speaking ill of the fiefdoms, lest you want your rates going up anyway.

What are you gonna do, switch to someone else? Who else? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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