Reply to post: Re: Gigabit not needed, what a load of crap!

nbn™ says nobody needs gigabit internet, trumpets XG-Fast at 8Gbps anyway

Black Betty

Re: Gigabit not needed, what a load of crap!

Really? 15 Mbits/sec will just barely see out one DVD quality video, with enough bandwidth left over for a couple of browser connections. The only way to get 4K video down existing pipes is massive compression which makes a mockery of the format. 8K (already a thing) will be worse still.

And while few would fully utilise a gigabit pipe 24/7, games and their patches are constantly growing in size. I've already run into one 20 GByte, day zero game patch (4 hours+ over ADSL2).

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