We shouldn't even be talking about fast lanes here, if the FCC allows this then ISPs will only charge companies to get the same service they are getting now, and if they refuse to pay then the ISP will create a slow lane for them. All in all, this only allows ISPs to get more money for providing the exact same service.
Wasn't it Verizon that held Netflix customers hostage a few months ago until Netlix paid a high speed fee? That was the beginning of the whole net neutrality crap the government is trying to pull on us. It's only fair for Netflix to tell its customers who is really at fault for their crappy streaming service.
After my last Lenovo purchase, I won't be going back to them. Too many software and hardware defects in my year old ideapad, and worst of all they are one of the only manufacturers that whitelist hardware components. I had to go to extraordinary measures to replace my wifi card when it stopped working for no reason, and Lenovo had already discontinued hardware support for it. Never again...
I own a Chromecast and it is just awesome! It has turned my slightly older TV into a stream machine and made it easier than ever to stream Netflix and occasionally youtube. The only thing I wish it had was dual band wifi. My apartment complex is so overcrowded on the 2.4ghz band that Netflix will sometimes play in low resolution and even on occasion it will fail to play. 5ghz is completely unoccupied besides my own wifi and would allow perfect streaming!
This looks like it would be an awesome upgrade for me!
Honestly, this is pretty genious! Totally unethical and terrible to use peoples' devices like this, but genius nonetheless.
This will be great for the consumer. A little bit of healthy competition should drive prices down and quality up.
I still don't think this levels the playing field. PS4 is just so far ahead in customer appeal after the fiasco of X-box watching you that a few bucks won't help.
I'm not really looking forward to the Comcast/TWC merger, but if this is the kind of thing they start doing with their added revenue and customer base then I guess I can accept that. Of course it will come at a premium price...
I would definitely take this rig over upgrading my older one!