Lightning-Fast Connection Comes At Thunderous Price
from the is-it-worth-it? dept
Back in August, I thought AT&T Broadband was being particularly short-sighted in trying to tier their cable modem access. I thought it was unlikely that many people would sign up for the higher, more expensive service. However, according to this article, they’ve found some suckers to take them up on the deal – and pay $95/month to get 3.5 Mbps downstream and 384 Kbps upstream. This is, of course, about double the price, just to get their webpages slightly faster (and still with ridiculous, unnecessary, limitations). If I were paying $95/month and told that my upstream was capped at 384 Kbps, I’d go somewhere else in a hurry. Unfortunately, right now, there aren’t many places to go. Maybe this is the sort of thing that would icentivize people to build a mesh network. If you could get your neighbors to all chip in towards the price of this higher tier, then, suddenly it becomes a little more worthwhile.