Is 1 Gig Really Necessary?

Donohue, Steve
July 2007
Multichannel News;7/30/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 30, p14
The article highlights debates on whether cable operators will give consumers Internet connections capable of delivering quality high-definition television pictures and other bandwidth-intense applications. Chief executive officer Glenn Britt of Time Warner Cable questioned the need for such a high-speed offering and its benefit to the consumers. HDNet CEO Mark Cuban said that fiber pipes owned by cable operators and other providers would eventually allow them high Internet speeds.


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