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Topic # 57391 11-Feb-2010 21:02
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1 gigabit per second broadband available as early as next year if you live in america:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-google11-2010feb11,0,4594271.story

good on google for doing this. i wish they built their own round the world undersea cable though because surely that would reduce their international data costs.

anyway i wonder how every user is going to get 1Gbps. What is the maximum for each user on fibre?

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  Reply # 298110 11-Feb-2010 21:15
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1 gigabit broadband has been available in some countries for at least a couple of years...japan, hong kong, south korea and sweeden i think all have it already




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  Reply # 298128 11-Feb-2010 21:45
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Singapore too i think has it as well. I read a article about broadband saturation and speeds i think Hong Kong at the time (approx a year ago) was trying to catch up to Singapore as only had 100 megabit speeds with something like 92% saturation compared to Singapores 1 gigabit speed and 97% saturation. I may have these around the wrong way (or possibly a wrong country but was certainly around that area) all i remember thinking at the time was OMG and we only have at best 10megabit max hehe.


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  Reply # 298130 11-Feb-2010 21:45
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Nothing new there. Is not Google being nice - it's Google trying to get the ISPs to play nice with them. Same as this http://www.geekzone.co.nz/frei... or in other words - Google wants ISPs to treat them differently - even different from other content providers.

Net neutrality? Yes, but not for them...




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  Reply # 298131 11-Feb-2010 21:47
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Gigabit fibre (GPON) is already deployed in NZ. New subdivisions that have fibre only all use GPON but only receive 30Mbps internet connections because in all seriousness offering anything higher to residential users serves no real purpose.

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  Reply # 298134 11-Feb-2010 21:50
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anyone knows the broadband speeds in australia urban? (yeah i know dependant on providers probably but generally faster or slower than NZ?)

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  Reply # 298135 11-Feb-2010 21:54
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I'm living in Melbourne CBD area and have ADSL2+ that sits around 19Mbps consistently. My office is located in the inner-north area and we have 24Mbps there. You can get ADSL2+ pretty much everywhere in urban Australia.

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  Reply # 298137 11-Feb-2010 21:55
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sbiddle: Gigabit fibre (GPON) is already deployed in NZ. New subdivisions that have fibre only all use GPON but only receive 30Mbps internet connections because in all seriousness offering anything higher to residential users serves no real purpose.


Look, give me an 1Gbps internet connection and watch my epeen grow.




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  Reply # 298138 11-Feb-2010 21:58
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gehenna: I'm living in Melbourne CBD area and have ADSL2+ that sits around 19Mbps consistently. My office is located in the inner-north area and we have 24Mbps there. You can get ADSL2+ pretty much everywhere in urban Australia.


Yet Australia (5.42Mb/s) still fares only slightly better than NZ (4.56 Mb/s) on the speedtest world rankings here




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  Reply # 298144 11-Feb-2010 22:16
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gehenna: I'm living in Melbourne CBD area and have ADSL2+ that sits around 19Mbps consistently. My office is located in the inner-north area and we have 24Mbps there. You can get ADSL2+ pretty much everywhere in urban Australia.


Yet Australia (5.42Mb/s) still fares only slightly better than NZ (4.56 Mb/s) on the speedtest world rankings here


I don't hold much value in the speedtest values as a gauge of average speed in various countries.

Generally speedtest is used by those that have a feeling there is a speed issue on their connection. Those that are experiencing good fast speeds probably don't have a reason to need to check it via speedtest so don't...

My thoughts anyway, not sure if that's a true representation of reality

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  Reply # 298159 11-Feb-2010 22:58
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bcourtney:
Generally speedtest is used by those that have a feeling there is a speed issue on their connection. Those that are experiencing good fast speeds probably don't have a reason to need to check it via speedtest so don't...


its also used for the "mine is bigger than yours" comparisons, when forum posters compare results with different ISPs, when users get upgraded - to see how much better it is...... i wouldnt make the assumption that it was mainly used by people with problems...




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  Reply # 298163 11-Feb-2010 23:03
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I am uploading some tables from the latest Akamai State of the Internet Q3 2009 report and you will have a surprise. Give me a few minutes.





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  Reply # 298165 11-Feb-2010 23:11
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Here we go. Contrary to some belief, the U.S. is not the best place in the world for broadband users:



These are interesting tables:





And here is 5Mbps:







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  Reply # 298166 11-Feb-2010 23:19
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and NZ citys mostly rate higher that AU citys in the > 5Mbps table there! so this ADSL2+ that you can get pretty much everywhere in AU must be priced out of the market if no-one is buying it?




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  Reply # 298171 11-Feb-2010 23:30
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Are those linespeed or actual measured performance at peak times? If the former then they are totally useless IMO.

Also I would rather have 25 speeds with the low low caps we have in NZ.

US is still leaps ahead of NZ for that. Ignore the wastelands in the middle of the states and look at the civilized areas and what they get - FIOS etc.. Mmmmm




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  Reply # 298173 11-Feb-2010 23:34
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richms: Are those linespeed or actual measured performance at peak times? If the former then they are totally useless IMO. 



These are average speeds as measured by Akamai from their multiple distribution servers around the world. I would say they have a very good number of samples to measure...




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