How much bandwidth – or information delivered by bandwidth – do we need?
The amount of bandwidth we need grows every year The biggest growth has been for video – traditional pay TV, “over the top” or Internet-based video, and video communications This trend is expected to continue at least for the rest of this decade Video requires not only extra bandwidth but also extra reliability The smallest delay in data transmission can result in distorted views More video is available than ever before, and people are watching video on more screens at once In addition, video formats are becoming more bandwidth intensive HDTV can require as much as 8 megabits per second (Mbps) for fast action, such as in sporting events, even with new compression technology A high-quality 3D experience requires about 5 Mbps minimum 3D immersive HDTV –already used in some academic and industrial settings for telepresence – requires between 50 and 300 Mbps, depending on screen size (some screens cover an entire wall)

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1. Is the city offering any special deals on the pricing of the drop?
2. My business currently is under contract with a provider can I still install the drop for future services?
3. I noticed there are different sized drops, which drop do I need for my business?
4. Can I pay for my drop now? And where do I go to get that started?
5. I noticed multiple service providers on the literature, which one should I choose for my business?
6. Who will pay for my services?
7. Who do I call if I have problems with my service?
8. How quick can the drop be installed at my business?
9. Why do I have to sign a form allowing the city to be on my property?
10. What is bandwidth?
11. How much bandwidth – or information delivered by bandwidth – do we need?
12. What about other kinds of data?
13. Can’t copper carry high bandwidth?
14. What about wireless? I hear it can provide 54 mbps.