For nearly a decade, the
Mobile devices, gaming consoles, home security cameras, digital video recorders and future smart home appliances all drive the need for faster connections in the home. Tablet and smartphone users manage their mobile data usage by offloading traffic onto a wired connection via their in-home Wi-Fi. Gaming consoles with multi-player, high-definition graphics generate increased demand for the kind of symmetrical broadband speeds now available with FiOS Internet. Home security cameras and digital video recorders (DVRs) that use Sling-like technology for remote viewing also drive upstream demand as the content from these devices is sent to the cloud for storage and distribution.
Longer term, the Internet of Things with devices such as smart refrigerators, connected light bulbs, and other connected home appliances will also require upstream connectivity.
Admittedly, demand for downstream capacity is now and will continue to be greater than upstream capacity. However, when
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