raytaylor:eXDee:myfullflavour:Behodar: I wonder whether Chorus will match this. Current Chorus wholesale price appears to be $275, but matching it wouldn't be great for the Gigatown initiative. Hmm...
Edit: Chorus plan is 1000 both ways. Not sure what the upload speed of UFF's new one is.
At this stage 20Mbps upload, subject to change with further testing.
Wait what, 20Mbps up?
Jump in the time machine back to the 128k upload days.
Yep I just ran a quick calculation- If 128kbit could get you 4.5mbit down, then you are going to require closer to 29mbits to get the full gigabit of download speed.
So I think the marketing department has just made an announcement without talking to the techs first. Though as they say, they are going to do some testing to fine tune the product
it's around 3.5 megabit without SACK from memory. windows may have been worse with using sack than linux, but on linux having more than one flow at once or slow senders could get in the way of sack timeouts. (it acks every secnd packet, but only if it comes in quick enough after the first)
these problems aren't likely to be as bad now as peoples general sending speeds are better, and SACK is implemented everywhere. the problem more is with combined upload.