Aerial? No that's a bad idea. There is only ONE wireless spectrum, and because it has to be shared, it simply can't handle the load of thousands of people in an area. In contrast with wired internet there's no limit to how many spectrums you can have. ----- Each cable is an entire spectrum available for that home's usage. Therefore use the existing phone cables that already lead into 99.9% of rural homes. That's the logical thing to do.
Originally Posted by coyoteaz
Now you're just making things up. The best DSL technology currently in use is VDSL2, which allows for up to 200Mbit/s
Check again. The theoretical maximum is 250 Mbit/s. I made sure to verify that before I posted - I did not "make it up". I also verified from a Washington Post report that Japan uses primarily DSL - "The copper wire used to hook up Japanese homes is newer and runs in shorter loops to telephone exchanges than in the United States..... DSL service here is much faster. Ten to 20 times as fast, according to Robert Pepper, senior managing director of global technology policy at Cisco Systems, the networking giant. "
Originally Posted by Trip in VA
Er, I'm on a 1 Mb/s connection at home these days, and it's definitely not adequate for Hulu.
Funny. I watch Hulu and other streaming video like syfy.com or abc.com a lot* and I only have 0.7 Mbit/s.
Sometimes I do need to buffer youtube, but only the first few seconds, not 60% of the video like you claim.
Why do you suppose you have trouble, and I do not even though my line is slower? Must be a problem on your end, like maybe the ISP is not really giving you 1 Mbit/s. What is your download speed? Mine is 90 kilobytes per second.
* I watch abc.com because I don't have an over-the-air ABC station