Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto, Rogers, 9865 & 8300-eHDD, Sharp LC75N8000U, Denon AVR4310Ci; Sony KDL40W3000, 9865
Not everyone is a power user. There are plenty of people who only surf the web and send/receive a few e-mails a day. For example, when I'm travelling I often run into situations where the available WiFi is less than 1 mbps up/down. It's perfectly adequate for that purpose and I'm even able to stream some music or basic Youtube videos. At home I'm perfectly happy with 30 down/5 up. It allows me to do everything I need, including streaming HD streams, which require far less than 30 down. High upload speeds are also not required by most people. When packaged in a bundle, especially over a set term, the prices are also significantly lower that what is "published"
I understand that some households have many users who are glued to their various screens, but not everyone requires that level of service.