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Topic # 179378 6-Sep-2015 13:49
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Now that's what I call a internet connection.

http://www.wired.com/2015/09/first-us-city-10-gb-internet-salisbury/

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  Reply # 1380590 6-Sep-2015 14:47
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That's when online backups of large files will be practical.




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  Reply # 1380662 6-Sep-2015 16:13
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If I wanted to I could get 10 gigabit at my house. As Chorus install extra micro ducts between the fibre cabinets and the exchanges. So I could get point to point fibre. And run 10G over it. Sure it will be very expensive (especially the backhaul ). But at least it can be done if you have a use case for a 10G connection.





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  Reply # 1380685 6-Sep-2015 17:30
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The whole announcement is nothing about a PR stunt. To quote the company: -

"Fibrant officials don’t actually expect much, if any demand from residents for the 10Gbps download and upload service. The big speed upgrade is mainly targeted at businesses, but the announcement said 10Gbps service is now "available to every premises in the city," including all homes."

"To be honest with you, we're not anticipating residents taking 10Gbps service," Fibrant Director of Broadband and Infrastructure Kent Winrich told Ars. “The reason for 10 gig is economic development... This is really geared toward attracting businesses that need this type of bandwidth and have it anywhere they want in the city.”

So yeah..

Reading a few stories shows they're really struggling to get people signing up to their 1Gpbs for $105 per month. I suspect uptake of 10Gbps for $400 per month is going to be in line with their expectations.





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  Reply # 1380994 7-Sep-2015 10:59
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I wish I could get 10GB to my door for that price!

Oh the Linux ISO's I could seed :-P




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