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Loosk like EPB, the electric utility co. in question here, is offering 1Gbps over fiber for $70/mo.


Also note that the connection is symmetrical at 1Gbs while most connections greatly favor download and punish upload

I moved to Chattanooga mostly because of EPB. It's worth noting I average about 900mbps up, and 900 down. During peak hours it's about 900/750, which I find impressive.

Just out of curiosity, what do you do with all that bandwidth? I'm assuming they block port 80, so I can't really see the point...

This is wildly unimaginative. One can do lots of things with massive upload. Super high quality streaming video, over Google Hangouts or Skype, and with Twitch available on every Xbox 1 and Playstation 4. You could have a basically realtime backup system that rsyncs your entire system to a remote server nightly. You can do large asset sharing with remote team members without long download times. Software distribution via bittorrent (Blizzard has been doing this for years) could become basically instant if everyone had gigabit upload speeds.

Limited bandwidth is a really, really constraining bottleneck on innovation. It's a crime that Comcast et al get away with limiting innovation on the Internet to support their monopolies.

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