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November 19, 2009

Woo Hoo, I want me some Phatband!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.


I know, we've all been waiting far too long for our Jetson's style flying car and just when is this space tourism thing going to start? But rather than simply wail about what we want but can't have, why not celebrate what we want but can have? Like this charter ultra fast 60 service which was tried in St. Louis, is rolling out in Southern California and is arriving soon in the north east?

Put simply, it's the internet connection I've always wanted. They call it "phatband" which really is what it is. A 60MB connection is indeed one fat pipe. Just think about it, no waiting on online games: you can watch TV shows on the 'net as well. Come on now, even YouTube stutters sometimes with current speeds (the number of times I've had to download into cache a video before it will play with out judders and halts!).

And of course it's not just me that wants this technology (and don't forget that hugely faster speeds are possible in the near future): where it's been installed it's been a huge hit. And this is the advantage of cable internet access rather than DSL: the speeds which are available. DSL depends upon the copper cable running the "last mile" to your home. Cable, being based upon fiberoptic, does not and that's how the phatpipe is possible.

Now my problem is this: do I want this service badly enough that I'm prepared to move into Carter's catchment areas? Or should I just stay jealous of those who are already there.

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