I am in Longmont, CO where the main internet service provider is comcast/Xfinity. As you may or may not know, they do not use fiber cabling, right now my max down speed is about 100 Mb/s.
In my town, there is a locally owned internet service provider called NextLight. They are new on the block, and they use Fiber cabling. My friend has it, and he gets down speeds around 900 Mb/s.
That sounds awesome at first, but I wonder if I would even notice a difference between those two speeds. I get great speed for streaming Netflix and playing games, in fact, it’s hard to see a need for any faster internet as of right now.
TL;DR With today’s technology limitations, is gigabit internet even necessary? Why? Comcast claims that it’s not. I want your opinions.