Fibre broadband proposal

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by PeterT, Dec 28, 2007.

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    alexd Guest

    alexd, Dec 29, 2007
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    Andy Guest

    There was talk of this a couple of years ago. A quick Google for some
    of the key words that I remember from the time turned up the link below.
    Can't be bothered to read it right now but others may have the time to
    do so.

    http://ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/comp-2006/n157-06.pdf

    Andy
     
    Andy, Dec 29, 2007
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    alexd Guest

    From one extreme to the other! Having had a quick scan of that, it looks
    like the proposal is to lay fibre to get DSLAMs closer to the end users,
    to get ADSL2/2+ and VDSL2 working. Fibre may be taken all the way to the
    premises in some cases.
     
    alexd, Dec 29, 2007
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  5. I think that is in the end the way things will go.

    Rather like cable is done: Fibre under the roads, and *active* boxes in
    the street,with the last few hundred yards by copper, if that.

    Ultimately it will be faster, more reliable and cheaper.

    But its a huge capital investment up front.
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Dec 29, 2007
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    Jim Crowther Guest

    In uk.telecom.broadband, on Sat, 29 Dec 2007 13:51:03, The Natural
    With the price of copper ever-rising, it might be cost effective, given
    the salvage of the old cables...
     
    Jim Crowther, Dec 29, 2007
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    PeterT, Dec 29, 2007
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  8. Y'know, that is not a bad thought at all.
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Dec 30, 2007
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