On May 11, Cablevision OOL will be launching a 101/15 Mbps tier for $100/mo, a clear shot at FiOS. Will FiOS match or beat this Cablevision tier in the next month? Are there any plans to upgrade speeds?
I have a question on this... Is that much bandwidth for a home user really necessary or noticeable? I mean if you are surfing a website many sites allow a certain amount of bandwidth per stream so if one has 100Mpbs will they really notice that much of a difference between 20Mbps and 100Mbps? There are bottlenecks along the way too. Don't get me wrong I would certainly love to have 100Mbps but for the residential user would they notice it.
Today on my 20/5 Fios service simultaneously I stream a VPN connection out to the west coast that supports my company laptop for email, etc. and a VOIP phone inside that, home VOIP (which my wife is on all the time), three other computers surfing the Internet, streaming Sirius-XM to my desktop and FIOS VOD running. All of this runs successfully without interuption.
I'm certainly not meant to be down on faster Internet. I just want to understand the practical side of it and if the cost benefits would be seen.