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Fiber Optic Gigabit 1000 mbps internet connection

Post by 360Texas » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:48 pm

How fast is fast ? The whole internet travels at the speed of light.... only to be slowed by slow routers and copper wire.

We will go dark between Texas USA GMT -6 time 9 to 11 AM . After fiber optic cable installation is complete we will return to Moderate this forum traveling at 1000 mbps.

Are we having fun yet?? I think yes.
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Post by Tony » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:15 am

Not so much fun down under :x

The Tragedy of Australia's National Broadband Network

https://telsoc.org/ajtde/2017-03-v5-n1/a94

An excerpt from the document...

A National Tragedy
Australia's National Broadband Network is heavily dependent on a soon-to-be-obsolete technology (FTTN) that most of the world has rejected. The FTTN-based network was sold to the Australian public based on an underestimate of Australia?s broadband needs, and continues to be justified using incorrect estimates of the cost differentials between FTTN and FTTP.

The FTTN network performs poorly compared to FTTP networks used elsewhere in the world. What is worse is that the NBN does not have a clear and affordable upgrade path. FTTN is of limited value to some users, such as high-end users and small businesses, who require affordable access to higher speeds than FTTN can deliver.

In the meantime, the rest of the world is moving to FTTP and gigabit cities are thriving. Leaders in broadband delivery around the world are already planning for upgrades in their FTTP technology to even higher speeds.

This situation is nothing short of a national tragedy and a classic example of failed infrastructure policy that will have long-term ramifications for Australia's digital economy.
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Re: Fiber Optic Gigabit 1000 mbps internet connection

Post by 360Texas » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:19 pm

Hmmm understandably disturbing.

We were on FTTN at 24 mbps for several years. Our provider AT&T earlier this year placed and tested a Fiber network in our neighborhood. Got real excited back in February and March when we saw them stringing out fiber across our telephone poles. It was just in the last few weeks ATT uploaded their pricing pages. I checked and learned that our residence available for upgrade. FTTP install up to the outside box. From box to router is CAT - 6. Our inside local area (5 workstations) network has been for last few years GIGAbit and CAT - 6 wiring.

So to offset the fiber upgrade cost with disconnecting our home land line... to now the plan cost is about the same. The hardware and fiber connection WILL BE a great improvement.

Still waiting for the AT&T install crew to arrive.... and yes they are late.. but that is ok.. its worth the wait time if they show up.

Curious what is your connection speed in AU ?

Dave still waiting in Texas.
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Re: Fiber Optic Gigabit 1000 mbps internet connection

Post by Tony » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:04 am

Hi,

For a terrible system not too bad this morning considering the following;
The Ookla Speed Test Global Index ranked Australia as 55th in the world for fixed broadband in December with an average download speed of 25.88 Mbps. The list was based on data from 129 countries.
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Nothing like you are going to be experiencing, soon I hope.

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Re: Fiber Optic Gigabit 1000 mbps internet connection

Post by 360Texas » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:31 pm

As mentioned 24 mbps is very slow compared to your almost 80 mbps :(

What really counts ? Most important is: Its NOT so much about how fast your connection is... rather Its about how much content you need to move from your local area network desktop to your website server. More and larger file content means longer to up/ download times.

Over the years Pano2vr has moved from 15 small compact files to OUTPUT/ to several hundred files and lots of folders resulting in megabyte size content. Our other issue is 24 mbps pipe is often compounded by neighbors downloading full length movies resulting in heavy network congestion.

Dave's axiom: Bigger must be better. :shock:
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Re: Fiber Optic Gigabit 1000 mbps internet connection

Post by 360Texas » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:05 pm

Install complete 23 July 2018.

Down 933 mbps
Up 554
Latency 17 ms
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Post by Hopki » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:16 pm

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Post by Tony » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:40 am

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Re: Fiber Optic Gigabit 1000 mbps internet connection

Post by Hopki » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:11 pm

Hi Tony,
If its any comfort your speed test shows your faster than me!
But it was not long ago I was 6MB down and 350KB up. A 10 minute tip video took me 9 hours to upload!

Now my village has fibre to the cabinet, copper to the house so 70MB down and 20MB up, videos now only take a few minutes to upload.
So I'm happy.
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