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Re: [Latest draft of Internet regulation bill]

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Thu Nov 10 23:09:38 2005

On Thu, 10 Nov 2005, Christian Kuhtz wrote:

> So, there was a time when everyone said 'good grief, what would
> anyone do with 1.5mbps', and where in turn engineered bitrates ended
> up being several orders of magnitude lower.  In fact, we all were
> worried what would happen to our POPs and backbone when 1.5mbps
> consumers showed up in volume back in the '98 timeframe.

oops ;) my point wasn't that bandwidth wasn't necessary over X speed, it
was that the main motivator for consumer purchase was no long bandwidth
but price alone.

Sorry for the confusion.