How are we not making a dent on 1000 up/down speeds?

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  1. pc747

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    With Google fiber rolling out to more cities I would have thought that with the threat of competition we would've saw more companies adopt broadband speeds close to that or at least half.

    To see that we are barely cracking the 100 mark has me feeling like where is the tech.

    FCC report finds almost no broadband competition at 100Mbps speeds

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    do home users really need that type of speeds, anyway, I thought google stopped rolling out their high speed fiber network
     
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    They did, because net neutrality failed and didn't qualify internet as a utility service. Google wanted to rent poles to run its fiber but cable companies who owned the poles sued against it.
     
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    Honestly, I get about 100-120mbps and it's plenty for me. I can stream 4k content from Amazon and Netflix without any delay
     
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    It's enough today but tomorrow everything will stutter. I remember being blown away by 1.5mbps on my dsl line.

    For comparison, 3rd world countries have 1gig internet for 1/10th cost of what we pay for 100m bit. They aren't as big as USA area wise though but they also don't have monopolies by cable corps.
     
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