You seem to think that the problem is that Comcast has no money, that the executives are driving high mileage VW Bugs, because there just isn't enough money to invest in more infrastructure. The opposite is the case, and the problem is simply a lack of competition. Koreans have a lower per capita GDP than us, and yet blow us away in speeds and have no data caps in place.If you want to keep paying for a theoretical speed, and keep getting crappy service, fine by me.
Not yet, but that is what Comcast is afraid of, and the only thing holding back their pricing and data caps. If there's enough consumer backlash, legislation may be put in to effect that alters the status quo.Cable isn't a utility, telephone is, and power is.
Why? At gigabit speed, you would hit Comcast's 1TB monthly data limit in 2 hours, or 1/730th of a month. Since Comcast has a virtual monopoly in most of the country, why wouldn't they just charge a high dollar amount per byte, and have you paying out the nose for scraps? The ISPs already aren't really competing with one another, so what would change? Are they going to charge you less because they LIKE you? They want to be NICE to you?Economics seems to me, if you pay per byte - the ISPs will automatically get you the fastest speeds they possibly can.
Exactly, but paying per byte sure as heck only plays into that system even more, and discourages people from sharing data.get people to pay for faster speed, ~AND~ institute caps, so they can't actually utilize that speed.
We need to be moving to a cloud infrastructure, but that isn't going to happen if we start capping people's data or encouraging data frugality.