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UK homes to get broadband via fibre optics

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by noelg24, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    So I was having a quick glance on the BBC website in the technology section when I came across this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7202396.stm

    Now its about time this happened...however I also found this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7104011.stm

    Now, this really caught my eye:

    "Universities in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Bournemouth are enjoying high-speed fibre connections with speeds of up to 20Gbps (gigabits per second), while council offices around the UK are also benefiting from super-fast broadband."

    I am certainly getting excited...and lets hope this gets put out very soon...its definitely an exciting prospect and a very good idea...:biggrin

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  2. zebulebu

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    Would be nice, but I doubt it will happen here for at least the next ten years. They've already got fibre to the door (or at least the building) in Korea and - I think - lots of Scandinavia. Our broadband infrastructure is utterly pathetic - largely because BT are intent on dragging things out as much as possible to eke out as much money as they can from LLU
     
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  3. onoski

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    Zeb, is right on the mark as I don't see this happening till after ten years from now. BT in my own book are still a monopoly acting as if it is not but we all know they have a large say if it happens soon or later.

    It would certainly be great if this happens sooner though regardless. Well nothing wrong with dreaming:)
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Yep. Someone I know has taken over an office with 5 pc's. Half a mile from the Exchange... how does half a meg grab you when it's working that is! :rolleyes:
     
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