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#277055 23-Sep-2020 21:03
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..a TV causing an entire towns internet to crap out

Old TV caused village broadband outages for 18 months

It's not mentioned in the article, but I assume it is copper broadband

The mystery of why an entire village lost its broadband every morning at 7am was solved when engineers discovered an old television was to blame.


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nztim
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  #2573099 23-Sep-2020 21:43
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We are so lucky to have FTTP here the Australia and UK FTTN model is simply put inferior

in the UK they even have the cheek to call FTTN “Fibre Broadband”

This TV would not have affected “True Fibre”

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  #2573118 23-Sep-2020 22:51
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True fibre is very slowly rolling out in the UK but its a private infrastructure. I'm on Community Fibre in London, 150/150 for £25 per month.


 
 
 
 


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  #2573130 23-Sep-2020 23:56
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nztim: We are so lucky to have FTTP here the Australia and UK FTTN model is simply put inferior

in the UK they even have the cheek to call FTTN “Fibre Broadband”

This TV would not have affected “True Fibre”

 

Funny that internet providers would be so desperate to trick people into thinking they have fibre internet, its still always limited by the slowest most fault-prone part of the link.

 

I remember back in the day an AM radio transmitter tower would cause dramas for nearby ADSL connections.





Time to find a new industry!


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  #2573228 24-Sep-2020 08:49
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webwat:

nztim: We are so lucky to have FTTP here the Australia and UK FTTN model is simply put inferior

in the UK they even have the cheek to call FTTN “Fibre Broadband”

This TV would not have affected “True Fibre”


Funny that internet providers would be so desperate to trick people into thinking they have fibre internet, its still always limited by the slowest most fault-prone part of the link.


I remember back in the day an AM radio transmitter tower would cause dramas for nearby ADSL connections.



AM radio breaks a lot of things the whole pole is an antenna due to the large wavelength and then you have all that copper in the paddock underground

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