Microsoft has backed out of “unlimited” storage for OneDrive. American ISPs are more and more placing limits on plans available to consumers. Locally we had the debacle of Vodafone cable hitting extremely poor performance – most notably since the “unlimited” plan was released to their customers earlier this year (see my previous post “How bad is Vodafone cable at the moment?”)
It’s a surprise to me then that our media is making it known that Vodafone is planning to invest $22 million in bringing up to gigabit speeds for their cable network without asking the obvious question: if their network can’t cope with customers consuming 100 Mbps now, how can we be sure the 1Gbps service will be “usable”?
There is a reason why Wired published an article today saying "there's no such thing as unlimited data".
Things to think about (and I am not sure it’s in that $22 million plan): capacity planning, actual bandwidth availability, resource management, setting high expectations.
Yes, I’m a pessimist. Or a realist.
UPDATE: Vodafone cable is failing tonight, no DNS resolution and proxy problems.
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