Verizon explains 100 Mbps philosophy

By most accounts, Verizon Communications most likely will be the first telco to deliver 100 Mbps to a single consumer household. Or, at least it has seemed like the telco most interested in discussing that threshold and testing it. Most recently, amid growing concern about how broadband service providers manage bandwidth and how much bandwidth per home is realistically enough, Verizon explained that when it does offer the 100 Mbps capability, it will use a network model that assumes not everyone will want it. In other words, if everyone wants it, the network may not be able to support it. But, it's hard to argue against Verizon logic that not everyone will want or need 100 Mbps-or be ready to pay for it, whatever the telco decides to charge.

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