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100Mbit/s broadband speeds offered by fibre-optics


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10 January 2008 15:17 GMT - Want lighting fast broadband in your home? Then you need to move to Ebbsfleet in Kent.

Lucky home-owners moving into the new 1,000 acre site in the "Garden of England" will get access to fibre-optic cable for their broadband rather than the standard copper wiring giving them broadband speeds upto 100Mbit/s.

Approximately 10,000 homes at Ebbsfleet Valley, along with six million sq. ft of commercial space and three million sq ft of retail, leisure and community facilities will have access to the cabling being provided by BT.


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And im sure the powers that be will allow people to use the full 100mbit/s... Most likly be capped and increasingly high monthly prices as the speed increases to the point of insanity :suicide:


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Tried fibre optic broadband (gigabit ethernet connection) a few weeks ago in my mate's apartment in Hong Kong.
Its crazy!!!

Its about £180 or so a month plus some hefty initial setup fees.


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It may be worth having if the contention ratio is low. If they're sharing it between 10,000 homes, it'll be slower than dialup! Though in the t&cs you won't be covered against that, just like most ISPs don't commit to a minimum connection speed.

If they do deliver on their marketing hype, I wonder how much a couple hundred miles of cat5 cable costs? I'm sure no-one would notice if I run one up the side of the M6. :D


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I wonder if they'll cap it to 512KB downloads (fair usage policy) if it ever becomes available in the UK?! :D



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If they do deliver on their marketing hype, I wonder how much a couple hundred miles of cat5 cable costs?

I hope you are joking, with a maximum effective distance of 100 / 105 metres.....

100 meg broadband is already available in the UK, you just need to finance 64 or so bonded SDSL lines and installation / management!


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Wow thats fast.. And I thought my up to 8mb service was fast :eek:

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