Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
Your right, they will try to get every last $$ they can out of the consumer. Best thing for innovation while using the internet now is to keep it unlimited and not introduce pay per usage packages. The only ones that would really like to raise hell about it are those that think every john boy and billy kid next door are downloading gigs of porn or torrents flying when that isn't the case. It's not that wide spread of a issue and wouldn't be a issue at all if the ISP's would increase funding going back into their infrastructure to catch up with these smaller countries.
First, I've never said "every john boy and billy kid next door are downloading gigs of..."
Actually, what I've always pointed out, are such facts that have provided...along the lines of "less than 5% of ISP customers are those abusive types that download/upload way above average amounts of data....but those <5% of users constitute about 85% of the load on ISPs infrastructure"

Catching up with smaller countries fast internet...is futile for the US. First, most of those smaller countries have had gov't subsidized broadband. And most of those smaller countries are very small, have had their cities leveled in recent wars, totally rebuilt....so they have a much easier time having fast broadband. Plus..that fast broadband is very localized...in small cities, not spread out in the rest of the country.

Wanting ISPs to increase bandwidth to local nodes so each client of theirs will receive full dedicated bandwidth any/all of the time...well, if you want to see your monthly bill go way up. Because to keep things even marginally affordable to us, ISPs have to follow an oversubscription model. I may like nearly 50 megs of bandwidth to my house, but I don't want to pay for dedicated DS3 to my house...that's around 6 grand per month. I'm fine with that DS3 feeding my local node...and sharing it with my neighbors via the oversubscription model. A hundred 'n something bucks per month is easier on my wallet than 6 grand per month.

And then there's the other end of the spectrum....the main Gateway that the ISP has to the internet, and which backbone they hop on. That follows the oversubscription model too. But if Comcast were to dedicate 50 megs to each and every client of theirs 24 hours a day...lesseee...lets add up that....say 45 megs....per client...how many clients do they have in my state? Holy cow...they'll need at least a few hundred 10G SONETS just for my state! My gosh...my bill will be 15 grand per month!