At the speed technology is advancing, in 4 or 5 years time 10meg just won't cut it. When you will have more IPTV services broadcasting at 1080p standard, bandwidth requirements are only going to increase. WIthin 8 years I reckon you're going to have 4k resolution as a pretty mainstream standard, which will require even more bandwidth,
You type you as if you know what I am going to have in 8 years time or 4-5 years time? I am not talking about in years to come I am on about now. I can cope on the 4Megabits I got now most of the time, Netflix gives a good enough quality most of the time, certainly better than what our terrestrial digital TV service can offer. Come to something that a video service over a 4megabit connection can offer a better picture quality than a terrestrial TV service.
I think they fact they're rolling out a technology which is going to be pretty future proof is excellent. Can't be expected to roll out 10meg to some areas just because that's all customers want right now, they have to think ahead.
I am not saying they should.
I will say it again, well type it again.
If a ISp is going to charge more for a 80megabit service than their 40 megabit service, then that means the speed of fibre can be adjusted, so why not offer people a lower speed than 40 megabits for less money?
I would not mind a bit more speed, maybe for something like HD on You tube , but to be honest I don't think it is worth paying the extra for 40megabits I don't need or require. so I am more than likely to stay as I am.
Even when FTTC' limits are reached in years to come, the introduction of FTTP on demand pretty much means the next 20-30 years are not going to be a problem in terms of bandwidth availability given that FTTP is capable of 1Gbps...and that's today! Who knows what's to come.
20-30 years is a while yet, i tend not to look that far forward, come to think of it I tend not to look any further forward than a couple of weeks.
None of us may have any money to have the internet at that time or the net will so commercialised and controlled by this nanny state that it will not be worth using anyway.
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