unimatrix001, on Dec 30 2008, 12:22 AM, said:
Alpine...in my many years of using Blink for lack of choice (and believe you me i'd go flow without thinking twice), I and many of my friends have NEVER encountered a 4GB cap. on average each of us download 18GB of crap daily (99% of them being torrents) and at full speed (in our case 2Mb blink...) and do not encounter any decrease in download speeds (which fluctuate between 250kBps and 270kBps...this 20kBps in my opinion is insignificant)
i have also accosted blink with concerns to this in person (at a TSTT branch in port of spain =) where they tell you there is no blink representative present until u start cussin at which point a blink manager comes out who is quite technologically sound) and there exists no 4GB limit (as yet)
but in any case i would switch to flow as soon as they reach in my area mainly because of their lower rates. i really don't see the practicality of anything more than 2Mb as i struggle to keep up with finding 18GB o crap to download. i tell u it had a point in time i download everything dat used to show on TV6 an TTT back in d days (ting like first wave...7 days...viper...invisible man...dexters lab...tom and jerry etc etc etc) just to have SOMETING downloading.
i agree with everything else said tho. TSTT only have power over FLOW for the while because they can service much more people. if TSTT was smart they would run fibreoptics to the neighbourhood pole and use copper for last mile and do away with POTS. i honestly believe that all forms of DSL on a POTS network is doomed to fail
Yeah exactly good point.
I believe personally that DSL won't be able to compete with cable net in a time to come cause for some reason DSL is always limited. With companies like Flow and Comcast you never have to worry if you take 50MB you getting 50MB. With DSL you lucky if you can get 4MB and stuff. My Uncle is a IT professor in the US and he says his College has officially discontinued DSl service from AT&T and they took a 50MB from Comcast. I also believe They gonna upgrade to a 100MB in the near future if necessary to.
Seriously anyone else here sees DSL as a failing technology? Save for VDSL which is 100MB but even that has distance limitations aswell.
I believe by the year 2020 the US will be using 1GB internet connections for residential use.
But apart from that I also believe by the year 2020 I would not be living Trinidad and also I would not even remember the word Trinidad or 3rd world for that matter.
And this place here would just seem like a bad dream.
just my $0.02