Congressman Rick Boucher of Virginia is my kind of elected official. He wants us all to have 50 megs down and 20 megs up of broadband.
And as the post on DSL Reports mentions, with Docsis 3.0 coming to a cable box near you rather soon, those speeds are more than attainable. In my Sacramento California house we have 50/50 (up and down) from SureWest via FTTP and the difference between regular cable modem that we had before with Comcast and what we now have is striking. The key is not so much the speed, but the clear drop in latency, and how fast we can ping a distant server. What's more VoIP and Video calling become amazingly bright in tonal quality.
Boucher's goal isn't unattainable. It also means that we'll see a rise in push back, most likely from AT&T as their in ground network isn't quite ready for this yet, while Verizon's is.
Do you think we'll see a similar "whose network is faster" from Verizon vs. AT&T for wireline Internet connectivity, just like we have seen for wireless?