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We Need More Bandwidth

The editorial in today's Boston Globe is a rallying cry for the need for increased capacity in order to fuel growth of Next Generation Internet applications and services, including VoIP and Video.

It also means that many of the applications the mobile world wants to have that can make them more money will need it too. One of the false flags is that with CDMA there's more capacity in the air. Well there is, but what happens when all that traffic hits the network after reaching the cellular tower? Duh....it needs to go over the network. That's one reason why the AT&T's, Verizon's and T-Mobile's have all been expanding what they have in the ground nationwide and why Level3 remains such a long term winner.

As someone who appreciates fiber in my technology diet, I can clearly see the need for more fiber players and more fiber options in the near term.

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widerange

I this is where shaping might come in. Private internet providers have been doing it for years with products like NetEqualizer and Packeteer. As we're seeing now, major ISPs are starting to go down that road now, with some taking more consumer friendly approaches than others.

widerange

I this is where shaping might come in. Private internet providers have been doing it for years with products like NetEqualizer and Packeteer. As we're seeing now, major ISPs are starting to go down that road now, with some taking more consumer friendly approaches than others.

martin hill

there is great demand for more bandwidth everywhere due to these new applications that require constant and high bandwidth availability. fiber is a good solution but is timely and costly. living in an area where there is no fiber availability it is frustrating when using web applications in communicating to other offices accross the country. a good solution that we have recently installed is one from a company called xrio. we have connected 2 adsl connections into the device and we are receiving twice as much bandwidth. http://www.xrio.com maybe worth looking at for others in a similiar circumstances.

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