reply to battleop
said by battleop:I recall a similar argument when dialup was king and DSL was just rolling out.
No one is arguing the potential of 1Gb service. The argument is that we do not NEED it today and we do not NEED it in the very near future. There is no current demand for it today.
Will we need it in the future? Certainly. Do we need to push to make sure that every house has it in the next 2-3 years while bankrupting as many people as possible? Nope. (Remember the dot bomb build outs?)
The important thing that this project does is provide a place in which to develop the that future need so that there is future demand to which providers will provide.
Doubtless, the slow to respond will die. Just ask Earthlink. Doubtless also, many new businesses will grow. Just ask Amazon, Roku, iTunes, Netflix, and, and...