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#1 2012-04-05 01:24 AM

RipRage
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From: England
Registered: 2010-01-06
Posts: 146

Fiber optic has finally arrived!

Hello

Sorry for the random thread, i just wanted to share my excitement. I am finally getting fiber optic broadband (sadly, not directly to my house, but from the cabinet, i just hope the remaining copper wire doesn't effect the quality of the line to much :-))

I will get an estimated 31.6 Mb down, and around 6 Mb Up. Its not amazing speed in comparison to the 80 Mb download some areas get (I blame this so called, unfair "Postcode lottery" system from ISP's) , but it sure will beat my current 2.2Mb ;-)

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#2 2012-04-05 01:24 PM

RobSeace
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From: Boston, MA
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Re: Fiber optic has finally arrived!

Cool...  We've had Verizon people try to get us on FIOS here a few times now, but so far we've been happy enough with business class Comcast cable, so we haven't switched...  We get about 30Mbps down, 11Mbps up...  Plus, the Verizon people don't seem to have any clue about business class services like static IPs, which we definitely want...  Now, if only Comcast would hurry up with their IPv6 roll-out, and give us a dual-stack setup, I'd be REALLY happy!

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#3 2012-04-05 03:02 PM

RipRage
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Re: Fiber optic has finally arrived!

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#4 2012-04-05 08:39 PM

RobSeace
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Re: Fiber optic has finally arrived!

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#5 2012-04-08 05:48 PM

i3839
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From: Amsterdam
Registered: 2003-06-07
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Re: Fiber optic has finally arrived!

Probably that, and if you move and the new tenant can't live with less than the
promised speed they're in trouble too. In the end it just means they don't keep
track of how fast every link is.

There is fibre optics in a few places in Amsterdam, but not nowhere near where
I live. I've been thinking about starting a small local ISP to speed it up a bit, but
it's a lot of work with high start-up costs, so it's a bit risky.

How much do you pay for it?

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#6 2012-04-09 11:30 AM

RipRage
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Registered: 2010-01-06
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Re: Fiber optic has finally arrived!

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