I’m reposting this from my tumblr, and adding a few extra thoughts because I’m really that worked up about this.
The web is dependent on people creating and uploading content for other’s to consume and enjoy. I mean, you need content to place those ads next to, right? So it’s immensely frustrating, that, as a content creator, my tethered phone can upload >10x faster than my ONLY choice for a home broadband connection that I pay $100/month for. As a freelance photographer, am I really expected to have to shell out for a dedicated T1 line? (Not that I could afford that, but still…)
So what do I do? I tether my phone and upload that way.
Shake. My. Head. #timewarner vs my tethered phone, (HSPA, not LTE)
Let’s to some simple math here. 1.72/.12 = 14.3. That means my PHONE can upload better than 14X faster than my home broadband connection! 14X!!!
Full disclosure, my cable download speeds are usually much higher (~15-20mbps down), but my upload speeds always hover around .12mbps, occasionally topping out at .25mbps up, and that’s what matters here.
I’m tired of having to start an upload of photos or youtube vids right before I go to bed. Is the alternative that all the content on the web will be text, or photos via iphone?
All the wireless carriers are steadily bringing more bandwidth on line, both up and down in the form of 4G/LTE. What kind of upgrades has my home broadband provider been working on to improve my online experience? Let’s check twitter, a great medium to reach out to your tech-minded customer base to see what my broadband provider of no-choice has been up to.
Update (12/13/11): Check out this link. Cutting edge, we’re not.