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We might aswell be useing plastic cups and sting here in the uk... I want fibre optics damit! >.<
Edited by h3xw1z4rd - 5/26/08 at 7:42pm
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post #22 of 53
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We might aswell still useing plastic cups and sting here in the uk... I want fibre optics damit! >.<
Heck, I think you'll beat me to getting fiber!

In my area, a small little company promised to bring DSL to everyone once they bought out Verizon in my area, so they bought them out... and have no money for upgrading any area to DSL, much less any sort of Fiber.
    
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Seeing since it's light years faster then copper including upload speeds I' have to say your insane.
No its not?

Copper wire and fiber optics can do the same bandwidth (until you get up to commercial/business connections).

Home usage.. Well standard Cat5 can go up to 1Gb, and even 10Gb. Its just that Fiber Optic can carry the signal longer... So next time dont think "oh, fiber optic, its better automatically" because its not necessarily true
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No fiber here in Iowa, DSL sucks and cable is decent but the company itself sucks.
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post #25 of 53
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No its not?

Copper wire and fiber optics can do the same bandwidth (until you get up to commercial/business connections).

Home usage.. Well standard Cat5 can go up to 1Gb, and even 10Gb. Its just that Fiber Optic can carry the signal longer... So next time dont think "oh, fiber optic, its better automatically" because its not necessarily true
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post #26 of 53
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Originally Posted by Lelouch View Post
No its not?

Copper wire and fiber optics can do the same bandwidth (until you get up to commercial/business connections).

Home usage.. Well standard Cat5 can go up to 1Gb, and even 10Gb. Its just that Fiber Optic can carry the signal longer... So next time dont think "oh, fiber optic, its better automatically" because its not necessarily true
Keep in mind that one fiber line can support nearly unlimited bandwidth, so at some point everyone can have a super fast connection without being a problem. Also, remember that through one line Verizon is carrying HDTV, Internet access, and Telephone with no real problems. Fiber is definitely better in terms of how many people you can serve and allowing your designs to be future-resistant.
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post #27 of 53
I've got a buddy in Maryland who uses Verizon Fios. Its unreliable to say the least...his internet goes down on average once a week, for at least 12 hours at a time.

This could be an isolated incident in his region, I suppose. But it's still dumbass expensive.
    
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post #28 of 53
I use Brighthouse Networks, and I get significantly higher speeds than a friend of mine from Pennsylvania who uses FiOS. I also do not have the option of FiOS where I am


Oh, and I know someone with Comcast whose connection blows mine out of the water :S
Edited by SSJ3 Mario Brothers - 5/26/08 at 8:22pm
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post #29 of 53
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I've got a buddy in Maryland who uses Verizon Fios. Its unreliable to say the least...his internet goes down on average once a week, for at least 12 hours at a time.

This could be an isolated incident in his region, I suppose. But it's still dumbass expensive.
For the few people that has it here in southern Maryland I haven't heard any complaints from them.
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Well I have the fastest Internet in my lonely out in the woods area....It is Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) and it is 3Mb down 1Mb up.....
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