Originally Posted by dpl2007
Ok yes thanks I suppose I was also hoping to see if anyone had experienced the change directly and noticed the response times and lags reduced. But yes there is some FTTH services here it seems ill have to check the cheap offers include them. I suppose I could swap back after a year anyway.
***update : hmm looks like the cheap one may actually be fibre to copper near by to house type situation hmmm...the fully fibre ones are quiet a bit more. unless I go for a crap service company and that sounds a bit scarey!
Hey man I have used Fiber to Copper and suggest it over regular copper and ADSL. As you know ADSL is slow, and in most cases more expensive than Coaxial and/or Fiber. The only reason you keep ADSL is due to either having outdated infrastructure or if you are here in the United States. You are being billed for data cap overuse. But still for example To me having 75 mbps in coaxial and paying "unlimited data" is only $7.00 usd more than 8 mbps with ADSL.
Sounds confusing but this is two different homes just in case.
House 1: I had ADSL due to being in a remote area; however the municipality ran a Fiber network and slowly it reached me. Unlike everyone thinks Fiber does not mean 1Gbs nor 10gbs connections it just mean the medium to provide you the service. My service was 30mbps. Overall I say the upgrade was worth it 100% service was a bit clunky due to being a new implementation by the company, but a call to the tech guy i was able to tell him which ports or services were down and they were fixed around 5 minutes later. I really miss that service.
House 2: Coaxial. better speeds than DSL but I will eventually switch to DSL if costs keep going up.
My pros and cons:
Like most DSL your bandwidth tends to be your bandwidth no matter if its peak time or not.
Better speeds than DSL.
could be Less equipment required which translate to less points of failure in my case it was fiber to outside of the house then an RJ-45 directly to my router.
Possible Natting, due to lack of IPV4 addresses new technologies and Providers that service Fiber to home might be using natting combined with Ipv6 unique addresses to their customers, this affected some of my services but not all (eg nest worked but foscams did not).
Could be slightly more than ADSL (even know speeds are higher).
Products are cheap and easy to find (modems start at $64.00 usd)
Known and grown market
Bandwidth might be shared on peak hours. You might see slowness.
EMI interference. Affects my currently
Check how reputable the Fiber to Copper is look up speedtest results for them, complaints, etc. you should be good