What interests me is not the percentage of people that have broadband (by whatever definition). I'm more curious about median cost per unit bandwidth. Also, I get sick of people trying to say what is enough for others -- and set "minimum standards" for others.
My mom and dad, at their place, use the internet still for email & an occasional youtube video. They wouldn't know what to do with 4MB if they had it. I on the other hand, at my place, have just
And if I need more, I'll PAY for it. I may switch from DSL to something of a higher rate... I just don't want to spend $80 right now for it. I'll wait until it comes down more -- until the market decides that it should be cheaper.
So, when more mom and pops discover Netflix streaming, the price will come down, and we'll all have better bandwidth for low price. And that's what I want to see... Bandwidth price curves... How do we compare with other nations here?
Actually, GSM/EDGE -- if you really look at it from a technology perspective is definitely crap compared to CDMA. CDMA is truly better & results in a much better in terms of voice quality experinece, bits transmitted, and battery life. In fact, it is so good, that the next generation -- UMTS -- is based upon CDMA technology. Also the technology following that, "LTE," is
So -- sorry, Anonymous -- you really don't know WTF you are talking about, except that you think the European SIM cards are cool -- not knocking that... I think it's cool too... But as far as the modulation standards are concerned -- you are way out in left field.
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