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A new fibre optic broadband player could be about to make its mark in the UK from the original founders of broadband provider BE which was sold to O2 a year and a half after conception according to ZDNet. Hyperoptic are set to go live in September and offer broadband speeds over fibre of up to 1Gbps.

There aren't plans for mass coverage however. The company will be focusing deployments on pockets of users which it can reach through one fibre, which will aim them largely at buildings with 50 or more flats. This could see full fibre deployed to the end user premises (FTTH) or fibre to the basement and the use of gigabit Ethernet connections from there.

Hyperoptic are keen to avoid tie-ins to companies such as BT and intend to use fibre from other companies if this is appropriate. Whilst they may obviously put some kit in to BT exchanges, they intend to keep control of the network and manage this throughout.
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I think it is very good news that there is the possibility for new, fresh faced competition, and I welcome it, even if I love my provider anyway
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No point....

the Telephone exchange in my area is still stuck on ADSL ffs! and my highest download speed is around 768KB/s and I'm on a 8MB connection
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Cool stuff. I'm currently with BE on their ADSL 2 stuff and they are a good company unlike all the other crap ISPs in England.
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BE are supposed to be really good. I cringed when i heard they had been bought by 02 though.

Upgrading is useless until the vast majority of exchanges support fiber. But even i'll admit that it's a step in the right direction.
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I've just had Plusnet's fibre service installed upto 40Mb, currently average around 35MB on speedtest.net. They run off BT's Infinity fibre installation.

Which is FTTC (Fibre-to-the-cabinet)

No way of looking at acutal sync speed on the modem due to it not been built into the router.

Still 1Gbps fibre that will put the UK back in line with Korea and the likes.
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Why are loads of ISPs rolling out 80Mb and 1Gb when most places are still struggling to hit 2Mb?

Improve where it's really needed, useless ISPs.
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Why are loads of ISPs rolling out 80Mb and 1Gb when most places are still struggling to hit 2Mb?

Improve where it's really needed, useless ISPs.
The reason people get rubbish speeds is due to quality of the copper over the poles/under the ground.

Also the legnth of this copper to the exchange.

Replacing all the copper in Britain with fibre is no small task. It will eliminate the signal degradation over distance problem though.


On the subject of quality of copper. Currently I have fibre to my nearest cabinet around 200-300m away from my house so that's at least 2-300m of copper In signal degradation I drop a possible maximum of 5MB at the moment. Which the engineer who isntalled the modem thought was a "decent" line.
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I've just had Plusnet's fibre service installed upto 40Mb, currently average around 35MB on speedtest.net. They run off BT's Infinity fibre installation.

Which is FTTC (Fibre-to-the-cabinet)

No way of looking at acutal sync speed on the modem due to it not been built into the router.

Still 1Gbps fibre that will put the UK back in line with Korea and the likes.
Nice i'm also on plusnet no FTTC yet though

sync speed is usually 39999 limited by BT.

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Why are loads of ISPs rolling out 80Mb and 1Gb when most places are still struggling to hit 2Mb?

Improve where it's really needed, useless ISPs.
BTs FTTP/FTTC will be reaching around 60-70% of the uk by 2015 assuming the world doesnt end before then
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Nice i'm also on plusnet no FTTC yet though

sync speed is usually 39999 limited by BT.



BTs FTTP/FTTC will be reaching around 60-70% of the uk by 2015 assuming the world doesnt end before then
You must be on the FTTP trial then?

If so nice one. I'm on 120GB download usage and the Pro add on, basically no speed reduction on any services.

I like how Plusnet give unlimited downloads from 12 at night through till 8 in morning.
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