Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon
But I can't help but wonder if paying for two separate Internet accounts would actually be cheaper than having one very fast connection...
I am inclined to agree although I can see certain scenarios where it would be useful.
Just as an example, here in the UK 90% of our broadband is ADSL (up to 8Mb or up to 20Mb depending on where you live).
Now ADSL is limited primarily by the length of your line. If you live far away from the exchange and your line is only receiving say 2Mb/s then there is bugger all you can do. Your Line will ALWAYS get 2Mb/s. It's a physical limitation of the technology.
You can't pay a bit more and get a faster connection, as that's as fast as it goes where you are. You could however, get a 2nd phone line put in, and with load balancing get 4Mb/s (well slightly less with overheads, but you know what I mean)
As another example, Windows 8 is Tablet focused. What if you are in Starbucks (or wherever) and are picking up multiple open Wifi hotspots? If you were to load balance them, it would be much faster. (Lets face it, open Wifi isn't exactly quick)