|I didn't read the whole thing but this caught my eye: |
"Brian H. Whitton...It is very difficult to say for certain what consumers will demand in terms of higher bandwidth speeds, other then to point out that they will demand more tomorrow then what they get today, based on history of data communications over the past 2 decades."
Two points: first, if they are using the history of data communications, they should have been providing symmetric networks years ago.
Second, and using the same historic observation point, they should have been providing 10Mbps symmetric, years ago, and should be well on their way to 100Mbps. Several other countries "get it" Verizon...why not you?
They aren't even in the ball park of serving the "demand" that is prevalent in every network environment except the last mile.
Consumers can't "demand" what they don't even have available, and for that matter, what miniscule percentage of consumers in any market actually know technical operating parameters well enough to "demand" numbers. Did consumers in Japan demand 100Mbps? No; the providers translated everyday consumer activities into bandwidth...they didn't wait for consumers to get a degree in communications bandwidth metrology so they could "demand" it.
Ridiculous, Verizon. It's on you to know the necessary data transfer rates for all the transfers of data that consumers do on a daily basis, outside the "last mile," and provide a platform to do so. Don't blame your ineptness at developing markets on consumers.
The cost and quality of this service level that they aren't providing...that's a completely different discussion. But to claim they don't even know what the level is, it's just ridiculous. Let me help you out Verizon: provide the equivalent of a 10 year old LAN...10 Mbps symmetric. That's right in line with your choice of the BPON standard for your FTTP networks, since it was about a 10 year old, already outdated standard when you selected it a few years back. ;o)