1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

1Gbps broadband

Discussion in 'Serious' started by DeathAwaitsU, 29 Apr 2005.

  1. robbybertu15

    robbybertu15 <b>needs a job</b>

    Joined:
    28 Feb 2005
    Posts:
    248
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jeez I get about 845kbs...*******s.
     
  2. Redwolf

    Redwolf Supermodel

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2005
    Posts:
    340
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah I checked mine and its about 850kps not 512.
     
  3. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

    Joined:
    10 Dec 2003
    Posts:
    2,039
    Likes Received:
    0
    New York will be geting fiberoptic lines within the next cuple of years so gigabit internet and internet hdtv could be a very big posibility. Prices in actuality have been droping dramaticaly through the years, its just that companies keep them artificialy up. My profesor ( I study telecomunications) said it cost a provider something along the lines of 1c per megabit per customer they provide with fiber even though fiber optic cable cost about 300times more per foot than coper based lines. Fiber hasent been completly top out either.


    One thing I dont understand why europeans pay so mutch for bandwidth is that they have some the worlds main dns servers very close and it would be that mutch easier to run lines and mutch more cost efective. That and the fact that there are allot of webhosters that have high powered lines in europe.

    On another note it may be easier for them to ofer gigabit internet in asia as the infrastructure would be brand new where in the rest of the world the old infrastructure is still in afect so its more expensive to replace an infrastructure than to build a new one.

    ok enough of my rambling back to gigabit pron
     
  4. devenfore

    devenfore LANCandy

    Joined:
    8 Jul 2003
    Posts:
    284
    Likes Received:
    0
    A T1, isnt anywhere near 35mbps.. :)

    I am getting 3mbps down, and about 400kbps up.
     
  5. MaplinMan

    MaplinMan What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    8 Feb 2003
    Posts:
    532
    Likes Received:
    0
    if they release a gigabit line here it will be cool and new for like 2 months then everyone will start getting it... then what... the next blow your mind away thing would have to be even faster

    but in the uk nerds are going I WILL PAY ANYTHING TO GET THAT 8Mb LINE!!! then next year it will be I WILL SELL MY GRANNY FOR THE NEW 20Mb LINE!!! etc

    all the way until we catch up... but every month the newest speed will cost a ridiculous amount and the isps are laughing all the way to the bank...
     
  6. lord nicon21

    lord nicon21 sexy *******

    Joined:
    29 Sep 2003
    Posts:
    1,150
    Likes Received:
    0
    OMG i'm geting my bag and the first plane over there
    i would love that as i'm on 2Mbps
     
  7. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2003
    Posts:
    2,160
    Likes Received:
    6
    Shhhhh don't let them catch on yet... we dont want pay per use software.
     
  8. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

    Joined:
    23 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    3,049
    Likes Received:
    8
    1Gbps! :eeek: And I thought my 56k was fast :rock:
     
  9. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

    Joined:
    27 Feb 2004
    Posts:
    2,104
    Likes Received:
    19
    :hehe: .

    Death
     
  10. jezmck

    jezmck Minimodder

    Joined:
    25 Sep 2003
    Posts:
    4,456
    Likes Received:
    36
    I'm currently waiting until my 4meg bulldog adsl goes live, and thought that was the best...
     
  11. bengaskell

    bengaskell Banned

    Joined:
    4 Nov 2003
    Posts:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    Anyone used SDSL? It's pretty sweet. Used it in a thrid world country as-well. Yeh, well I was working as an ICT technition for a school in wales and it actually had SDSL. It was a 2meg line so that kinda speed would mean you could host a server at home for a small site. It went down at one point and took BT 2 days to get it back, which was annoying. Really handy for BitTorrent too...

    bg
     
  12. K

    K 528491

    Joined:
    31 Oct 2001
    Posts:
    5,700
    Likes Received:
    16
    Christ that's fast.

    Regarding HDTV and the like, do we even get Dolby Digital through SKY and such yet? Pretty lame.
     
  13. [S]huttle

    [S]huttle What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    15 Sep 2002
    Posts:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Once we move to the west coast of Florida near the Tampa area we gonna go with the Fios - Up to 15 Mbps/2 Mbps - Best Value $49.95 a month. Right now we have Road Runner which they just upgraded to 5mbps for about the same price as the Fios.
     
  14. Icecoldbagey

    Icecoldbagey Mountain Dew!!!

    Joined:
    6 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    1,405
    Likes Received:
    0
    very nice but Uk companies would slap a D'load limit on it straight away and if not would be obscenely expensive.

    Ice
     
  15. Springs

    Springs Boing boing

    Joined:
    29 Aug 2004
    Posts:
    2,065
    Likes Received:
    2
    thats sorta like the internet prices around here...

    im still on 512kb waiting for my ISP to increase it for free and i think we pay something like £20 but move 10 miles down the road and get 8mb for £30.. :waah:
     
  16. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

    Joined:
    7 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    2,755
    Likes Received:
    0
    more like we are all going to need about 10 terra bytes of hdd space..
     
  17. OneSeventeen

    OneSeventeen Oooh Shiny!

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2002
    Posts:
    3,454
    Likes Received:
    2
    At work, we're on the Lambda Rail here in the US, and when downloading from other members, I've downloaded a 5Gb file in about 10~15 seconds!
    (only worked once though, our computing center blocked out regular usage quickly, so they can use it for other research-based purposes)
     
  18. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

    Joined:
    27 Dec 2002
    Posts:
    13,149
    Likes Received:
    1,406
    i dont think you understand, dragging something off of gigabit is actually faster than getting files directly off of your hard drive.
    There would be no need for masses of storage because there would be no need to keep anything on your hard drive
     
  19. Mattt

    Mattt Minimodder

    Joined:
    12 Nov 2001
    Posts:
    639
    Likes Received:
    0
    "There would be no need for masses of storage because there would be no need to keep anything on your hard drive"

    i dunno what if i felt like trying to backup the internet with my new ultra fast line?? :hehe:
     
  20. Springs

    Springs Boing boing

    Joined:
    29 Aug 2004
    Posts:
    2,065
    Likes Received:
    2
    just think off all the things you could d/l in a day... :D :D :D
     

Share This Page