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How do I always do this. Hit quote instead of edit again.
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Originally Posted by dragneel View Post

I don't know about FTTN in Canada, but here in Australia we're using the old DSL copper lines to connect the node to homes.

As someone who worked in the industry, I can confirm this is how it works in Canada as well.
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Originally Posted by dragneel View Post

There's a lot of towns with sparsely populated streets here though, so even if they do get FTTN, the one cabinet on the street corner is going to have the same line distance issues as ADSL for a lot of people, and for anyone else they're still likely to have the same congestion problems. That's without getting into how worse for wear the copper lines are in so many areas.

I'm just glad I'm one of the lucky few with FTTP redface.gif

Old mate Turnbull doesn't seem to think 400m+ of copper to each home will have any issues though, and he virtually invented the Internet in Australia...
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This reminds me that I need to get Time warner to drop my bill a bit. $90 for phone and 50/5 cable is a bit high.
 
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