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?

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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