Originally published: September 1, 2009
Last updated: September 1, 2009 - 3:53pm
The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors told the FCC that broadband service should:
1) Aspire toward and be scalable to the international standard for data communications: 100 Mbps to 1Gbps symmetrical, with scalability in the next decade to 10 Gbps, also an emerging international standard.
2) Offer consistent, high speeds capable of supporting integrated voice, video and data applications.
3) Be measured by speeds actually experienced by the end users during peak times -- not the theoretical "up to" speeds advertised by most providers.
4) Have symmetrical connections or at least robust upstream speeds to facilitate interactivity. Every person is not only a receiver of information but potentially a producer. If Americans are to be developers and creators as well as consumers, robust upstream service is imperative.
5) Ensure high reliability and low latency.
6) Enable innovation and transformative breakthrough interactive applications such as full motion HD video conferencing, real video-on demand, "virtual" education and healthcare.
- If We Have To Subsidize Broadband Based On Speed Here's How To Do It
- How Much Bandwidth Does America Really Need?
- What Does The FCC's "100 Squared" Initiative Really Mean?
- South Korea Throws Down Bandwidth Gauntlet: Universal 1Gbps by 2012
- We Shouldn't Base Broadband Subsidies on Speed
- Who's #1 in broadband? Hong Kong
- Quigley: NBN Co to deliver 1Gbps
- 10 More BTOP Grants
- Logarithmic Bandwidth Goals For America's National Broadband Strategy
- German cable operator successfully trials 1Gbps over cable TV network
- How do you use 1Gbps Internet links? Chattanooga residents find out
- $300 Million And All I Got Was This Lousy Broadband Map
- The first gigabit Wi-Fi chip for consumer devices is here
- Schools need 100Mbps for every 1,000 users
- In the Coming Gigabit Era, Not All ISPs Can Win