Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fiber envy

Hats off to friend and colleague Herman Wagter (and Dirk van der Woude, who makes a cameo appearance via video conference link) for this recent appearance on PBS' "Need to Know" program. I couldn't agree more with the views he expresses here. It's a powerful measure of the sense of frustration experienced by broadband consumers in the US that PBS would see a case for viewing the UK as a success story based on more competition and lower prices, while, conversely, many I know in the UK would gladly pay more for a better product. You get what you invest in.

Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.


Ignition said...

Great story there Jim, thanks for sharing.

Stefan said...

I love the fibre to the boat bit!

Craig said...

No numbers being given in terms of speeds, the only numbers being given were prices, and the talktalk price was false, as you need to add in £11 or £12 line rental on top of the £3.50

I really think FTTH (fibre to the home) would be good news for the UK, but not so much FTTB (fibre to the boat)