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Windows 7: 1Gbps fiber coming soon...but not in UK!!

13 Jun 2011   #1
wilywombat

win7
 
 
1Gbps fiber coming soon...but not in UK!!

"Sonic.net's new approach to broadband involves stringing its own fiber lines to homes and offering bargain-basement pricing; indeed, the new 1Gbps offering is the same price as the company's earlier bonded 40Mbps DSL offering (in which two phones lines each provide 20Mbps of bandwidth to a home). The price even includes home phone service."

Doubt very much it will appear in UK any time soon!! Still, we can all dream

See here for details:- 1Gbps fiber for $70—in America? Yup.
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13 Jun 2011   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Even $70 per month is too expensive for me.
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19 Jun 2011   #3
Maccman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I struggle to get 5Mbps so 20 which Talk Talk advertise would be nice.
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19 Jun 2011   #4
wilywombat

win7
 
 

You can only get the 20 if your local exchange has been upgraded for it. Look up your local exchange here to find out about connectivity:- ADSL24 - Package Availability - BT, C&W, LLU, FTTC, Fibre to the Cabinet, WBC, 21CN, 20CN etc
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19 Jun 2011   #5
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

well, im lucky to get 4 meg here witch is the limit of what i can get here in my little village.
I could get FTTC but I cringe at BT with there capping and overpriced broadband, plus the terrible homehubs.

Im on o2 at the moment, no slowdowns, good pings, good UK customer call centres and my own netgear router.

Though it would be good to get 32 meg down and 8meg up on FTTC, just got to make that step and see if it would be worth loosing the service and availability i get from o2.
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20 Jun 2011   #6
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Im getting 8 in a village in SW Scotland but there is no chance for 40 or even 20 as they are not going to upgrade the local exchange for even 21CN let alone FTTC! @F1Fan have you checked out whether you can get Sky service via FTTC? They may be able to offer a better deal than BT.
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20 Jun 2011   #7
Maccman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
You can only get the 20 if your local exchange has been upgraded for it. Look up your local exchange here to find out about connectivity:- ADSL24 - Package Availability - BT, C&W, LLU, FTTC, Fibre to the Cabinet, WBC, 21CN, 20CN etc

The only one on my exchange that hasn't got a tick is Fibre
FTTC VDSL2.
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20 Jun 2011   #8
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Hi Maccman, so what speeds are avaiable if you can connect to a 21CN connection? You should be able to get at least 20megs as I believe 21CN capability gives you ADSL2+ which SHOULD give you connectivity up to 24megs (believe that if you will!)
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20 Jun 2011   #9
Maccman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
Hi Maccman, so what speeds are avaiable if you can connect to a 21CN connection? You should be able to get at least 20megs as I believe 21CN capability gives you ADSL2+ which SHOULD give you connectivity up to 24megs (believe that if you will!)
I get about 5-6Mb on Talk Talk LLU. I am about as far as I can be from the exchange.
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20 Jun 2011   #10
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Wow such a great deal...I am stuck getting butt raped for internet service...more so compared to that.
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