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    1.4TBps Broadband!?!

    Apparently they've achieved 1.4 terabits per second broadband speeds in "real world" conditions, and our current fibre infrastructure is capable of handling it...

    http://rt.com/news/uk-internet-speed-record-073/


    ... Yet somehow, my home broadband can barely stream a movie without stopping every five minutes :S
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    The numbers all seem very impressive, but it was all done using fibre and not copper. Until BT actually replace ALL copper lines with fibre in the year 2099, then we could all have more reasonable internet connectivity speeds.

    Don't get me wrong FTTC is a good start, however when that project is finished, BT will be forced to re-visit all streets again to route fibre directly into the home. Realistically most people will get anywhere between 20Mbps to 40Mbps (on average) with FTTC, but I think that'll be exhausted very quickly unless someone manages to squeeze more out of copper.

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    This is a 'backbone' technology - ie. between exchanges etc... as far as I can tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    This is a 'backbone' technology - ie. between exchanges etc... as far as I can tell.
    The thing that's mis-leading is the person writing the article doesn't know what they're talking about. The backbone could be 500Tbps for all I care Until BT change copper to fibre from A to Z, then receiving 200Mbps to your home/business would be a lot more realistic.

    The Flexigrid protocol does sound very backbone ish, unless it is indeed a protocol that can also run through existing exchanges over copper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Until BT actually replace ALL copper lines with fibre in the year 2099, then we could all have more reasonable internet connectivity speeds.
    I think you're expecting too much too soon from them


    Regardless of wether we'll be able to support it anytime soon, or the fact that it'll be backbone tech - I do think it's pretty amazing, especially when you consider the fastest I can get at my home address is 11mbps - and that's on a REALLY good day.

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    @SchoolsBroadband can we have an upgrade please? Nothing fancy, we don't need the full speed, but just a single terabit would suffice for now

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    ‘Alien Super Channel’
    LOL!

    Adds real weight to the article!
    So they split the data up, sent it over a lot of existing fibre cables, then rejoined it the other side.

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    Not over different fibres, no. Different channels in a single fibre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Not over different fibres, no. Different channels in a single fibre.
    Same thing

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    Just wish they'd upgrade our exchange to FTTC. Hell theres only 25,000 premises connected to it!

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    I don't need a terabit line at school just something faster than the measly 8meg line we have at present!

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    @SchoolsBroadband can we have an upgrade please? Nothing fancy, we don't need the full speed, but just a single terabit would suffice for now
    errrr sure if you give me circa 500,000 for a CWDM 10gbit of the like

    On the flip side though as soon as your contract comes up we can give you better pricing straight away since the BT Openreach 100Mbit EAD LA's price went down quite dramatically a short while ago. Shame we are both tied into 3 years so we can't do it until then

    Are you going to upgrade to Lightspeed as per the migration pack we've sent you?

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    That's just reminded me, I might look at getting in tough again over the next 12 months - things might be changing here so may want to look at replacing our LEA connection with something a little more, err, robust!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    That's just reminded me, I might look at getting in tough again over the next 12 months - things might be changing here so may want to look at replacing our LEA connection with something a little more, err, robust!
    No problem whenever you are ready @localzuk

    I remember minehead being a terrible place to connect pricewise but we've a few more carriers we can use now so hopefully you'll get some much better pricing.

    PM me if you like and I'll give you some indicative costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtg93 View Post
    - I do think it's pretty amazing, especially when you consider the fastest I can get at my home address is 11mbps - and that's on a REALLY good day.
    I can only dream of 11 meg at home. Im stuck on sub 2 meg - about 1.8 on a good day! Half the town has been FTTC'd but no sign of us being done.

    We had a major line fault a few years back - 100k down & 350k up! That was a hellish 3 weeks

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