I guess MTT’s client base is just teeming with futurists then. Personally, I’m looking forward to the day when there won’t be ISP’s as such and computers with T1 bandwidth will be as common as fax machines. Think about it…what’s the next step? Major bandwidth into every home and office with folks hosting their own domains on their own machines.
Can you see a day when a company the size of PSI, UU or CAnet finally just offers 1 MB sec connection, your own IP at under $100. per month and says go for it…host your web domain, mail server, game server, FTP or whatever…you are on your own. I can see that and I know that’s exactly what the market will want. In the future (being a futurist I had to qualify that last bit so non-futurists don’t into shock or something, ok Jeff?) I’m saying that I know the market will want that because of the 43 domains on my webserver, 100% of the owners would much rather have them on an in-house machine than pay us for the space, if the cost was equal or close.
This is why ADSL could be better than a cable modem. Re-using copper (a huge installed base) to provide enough bandwidth to surf the net, run a small mailserver, HTTP server (for a small company) with it’s own IP….and my phone still rings! I say better because ADSL is faster than cable and one would need almost 1 MB sec STEADY to do all of the above properly. I think I’ll be re-positioning my company soon to not depend on web hosting…being a futurist and all that.