Monday, October 17, 2005

Symmetric Broadband for the People?

Asymmetric Internet connections, which have been so common for so long that we've come to accept them as "standard", are consistent with the Web 1.0 paradigm of users as digital content consumers, mere eyeballs for big business to toss around.

Doc Searls, however, contends that Google may be in the best position to deliver symmetric broadband, which would further the Web 2.0 model of users as digital content prosumers, empowered hands to craft the 'Net.

Could symmetric broadband be commonplace soon?

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