20 Megabits! Holy Crap!

RCN offers fat pipe

Originally uploaded by tbridge.

That’s a lot of data transfer, folks. Right now, most DSL lines in the DC area top out at 1.5mbps. Cable modem for the most part, from Comcast and others is around 10mbps. Fios is around around 15 Mbps. RCN, though, who we’ve talked about several times before here, seems to be topping out the bandwidth scale with their new 20Mbps service.

How fast is that?

It’s an iTunes Movie Store purchase in roughly 20 minutes.

That’s pretty flippin’ fast.

4 Comments so far

  1. smouie kablooie (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 3:15 pm

    unfortunately not available in VA yet…

  2. Ben Stanfield (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 3:47 pm

    Ahh, iTunes movie store. How I miss you.

    They shut off access to the iTunes Store this morning at work, so I can no longer browse the latest and greatest.

    Ironically, this also means that people internally can’t subscribe to the company podcast.

  3. Don (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 4:47 pm

    Hey, why manage people’s quality of work and output when you can micro-tune their moment-to-moment activities?

  4. tkmycall (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 9:36 pm

    Thanks for telling everyone – more users slower speeds!

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