Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 4, 2012

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Verizon recently announced its new pricing plan for bandwidth.  You can get a very low speed (3 mbps down by 1mbps up) connection for about $55 per month, but if you feel like living in the fast lane, for $205 per month, you can crank your bandwidth up to the almost unimaginable speed of 300 mbps down by 65 mbps up.  How fast is that?  Working on a 300/65 connection would allow you to treat the cloud like a local hard drive.  Truthfully, that’s pretty cheap – but, it begs for the question, do you really need that kind of speed?  The short answer is not yet.  Even if everyone in your house was watching HD video on Netflix and you were uploading hour long HD movie files to your new storage cloud at the same time all day long, you wouldn’t come close to using it all.  When will you need this kind of speed?

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).