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Depends how you define broadband

I've been on vacation so I apologize if this already got discussed in a later episode, but on #759 there was talk about lots of people staying on dial up because they didn't care to have broadband. I don't think everyone was aware that they were including satellite. I've seen more than one discussion where people have acted like satellite was only slightly better than dial-up. I don't completely agree, as it is a heck of a lot faster than dial-up and if it's all you can get then you're very glad to have it. However, the startup cost for satellite is quite significant and it does have many issues, from lag to problems in bad weather to pretty low data caps unless you pay even more. Really doesn't apply very well to the later discussion about using your broadband to get video etc.

Just saying that I suspect most everyone was picturing a fast unlimited cable connection that they had turned on for just a couple of bucks. However not all broadband was created equal. The points about people who haven't had faster connections not knowing what they were missing were all bang on I think. And the report seems clear that many of the people who don't care are older--so maybe set in their ways and all the more unaware of what they're missing. However, I will never be able to use mine for any significant video etc.--not with a cap of 7.5GB! I can get twice that if I pay twice as much, but go back and look at the recent discussions where many of you said that you weren't sure if you could live with a cap of like 200GB--how much value would you see in an upgrade to a whole 15GB a month?

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