Originally posted by Cauliflower
A fiber link would be nice, probably with my next hardware upgrade. A quick check for current fiber service pricing seems to indicate that the
providers are still building infrastructure and not in a competitive pricing war yet.
i would expect that most providers will offer more data and faster speeds at the same price, we may see "unlimited" make a comeback
Companies like Comcast and Verizon FIOS will eventually cause an extinction level event for everything except last mile mobile device users
but who knows when?
you still require the physical hardware infrastructure to support the "last mile" providers.
This wireless algo doesn't change the peak bandwidth just improves speed in areas that previously had poor reception doesn't it?
nothing can help when you have "poor reception" no signal conditions and low signal conditions can not be "overcome" by this transport, the
efficiency comes when lost packets dont slow down processing,
you still require "most" of the packets to arrive in some semblance of order, and it does take time to "account" for lost packets, but it can be
done at the decoder end for very little overhead, and in short spaces of time.
in a hotel or coffie shop or train or lossy network you would see vast improvements,
where as at home by yourself it would only yeild very small increases in throughput.
this is designed for "end to end" transport, and takes into account the differences in wired and wireless networks by changing the normal behaviour
of tcp/ip to be "more tolerant of loss" over the wireless network conditions
it is good we have multiple advances across wire, wireless, fibre and WIFI.
and most of it is cross comparable with existing infrastructure,
this should yield increased quality across the whole network,
even people on dailup could use a similar forward facing error correction system (in theory) and see improvements in throughput.