Updated Apr. 10, 2014 at 11:36 a.m.

Premium Lock Triangle ultra-fast Internet group backs AT&T plan

Published: 2014-04-10 00:01:00
Updated: 2014-04-10 11:36:33

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The race to be first to bring gigabit-speed Internet access across the Triangle and Triad may be won by AT&T, not Time Warner Cable or Google Fiber. The North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium says it is recommending that six city governments approve AT&T's proposal. However, the group is not precluding other companies from the project....

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Has anyone bothered to check on the financial resources and technical feasibility of what RST is proposing? They seem to be good at generating press coverage without any due diligence. Take a look at the experience of the city of Seattle with a company called "Gigabit Squared" for a cautionary tale of what can happen when the hype is allowed to go on unchecked.
of course there's always something upstream that is slower, but you'll never know til your own backbone is upgraded. it's a chicken and the egg scenario.

my beef is with this magical ultra-fast internet not telling us it comes with a price. all part of the net neutrality initiative... you can get the super fast link... for a fee. more you use the more you pay.
Can one of you Cisco gurus explain to the rest of the world the probability that even the current DSL speeds are never max'd out? And that there is nothing in anyone's home (currently), en total, everything together, that will come close to maxing out even 1/10 of this bandwidth?

And then explain that, even if you've got a fast connection, there is almost certainly something upstream that will slow you down?
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