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News Kent gets 100Mb/s FTTH

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 11 Jan 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. CanadianViking

    CanadianViking Beast from the North

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    Very nice, but sounds a little expensive to be practical at the moment.
     
  3. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    The whole fact it's run by a BT company tells you that they probably won't let you get 100Mb/s unless your house happens to be inside the exchange because they'll probably not use the best cabling for it. Also, the 2Mb/s upstream is very very poor, it's have enough for me with 20Mb/s down and 1Mb/s up.
     
  4. p3n

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    You do realise you cant have 'bad' fibre connections? It either transmits light or it doesnt Oo There is a range issue but its not like copper...
    As for the upstream, they dont want home users starting up their own datacenters in thier house...
     
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    the real question is when will we see something like this in the US of A? we are starting do fall behind the rest of the world. Even now in a large sized city the best you can get is cable modems which top out at 6MB/s and that's definately an "up to" speed
     
  6. trati629

    trati629 Can I Fix It? :$ Well Yes??

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    £50+ is a vast amount for 100Mb/s compaired to the rest of the world. Also they can give a bit better then 2Mb/s upstream
     
  7. Glider

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    I'm working with fibres on my Master thesis, signal quality is a factor, even on fibres...
    Why not? It's my bandwith, I do with it as I want IMHO
     
  8. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Alright for some :sigh:
     
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    Good news for the consumer if it goes well :)
    Obviously its going to be expensive at this initial stage...
     
  10. steveo_mcg

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    Yeah but thats not the way BT thinks.
     
  11. LeMaltor

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    2 up rofl
     
  12. Joeymac

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    2Mbits up...! WTF
    That's pathetic. I hate this country. I'm moving to Sweden. I hope all at BT, who make these types of decisions, die a horrible excrement based death. They are flat out halting technical and creative progress. That's what the nazi's did.

    100mbit up and down with.. no caps.. no packet shaping and port blocking... and no "peak time" based slow downs .. no "fair use" bollocks.... for £30 a month or less...
    That is what is required of BT (for at least 50% of the population) in order to keep the UK competitive over the next five years. Will that happen?? Like **** it will.
     
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  14. naokaji

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    they should hook up the complete country to fiber...

    i mean something like a 100/20 Mbit down / up connection would be really nice to have....
     
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    100:2?!
    As a web developer, and a file sharer*, that's just nuts.
    *- legal open source files only of course.
     
  16. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    "100Mb/s downstream and 2Mb/s upstream connection." that woulden't work you would satruate upload bandwidth even just downloading a file. I suspect a typo somewhere as you can get 24:4 already which would be faster.
     
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    Up and down are on separate fibres, so independant...
     
  18. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Trouble with Ebbsfleet, is the new Eurostar Terminal is there, so you going to have trains racing through at 7am till around 11pm on a daily basis, and the M25 is also close, so the noise from that 24/7. But thats possibly why they are able to provide this system, because Ebbsfleet international is there. £52 a month, kinda makes my £40 a month BT bill seem small, and thats for a upto 8mb (1mb actual) and 448k up connection, oh well.

    Sam
     
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    Except for FiOS. I'm on a 20Mbps/5Mbps connection right now and I love it, since unlike cable I get the bandwidth any time of the day. Only problem is that it's not available everywhere, but it is in most big cities and in a total of 16 states, I think.
     
  20. Mr T

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    2mb upstream on a 100mb line is pathetic to be honest.
     
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