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DarkShadow

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#197920 18-Jun-2016 00:32
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Residents will get a gateway provided by the city. When they hook it up and try to surf the Web, they will be taken to the portal where they can select an ISP—very much like using the Internet in a hotel.

 

 From that point, residents will scan the available Internet offers, purchase one, and get hooked up immediately.

 

"You can switch [ISPs] as quickly as you could uninstall and reinstall an app; it literally takes about five seconds,"

 

...

 

The gateways do let residents establish private connections between their homes using an empty port.

 

"We create a virtual connection that acts like a network cable," Patterson said. Two users of the network could thus transfer files at gigabit speed, or residents of a few houses could set up a private gaming network.

 

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/06/what-if-switching-fiber-isps-was-as-easy-as-clicking-a-mouse/

 

 

So cool.

 

Would be nice if our LFCs copy this and not make you wait a month to activate an intact ONT.


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  #1576091 18-Jun-2016 09:08
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I think they call it a monopoly - that's why we can't do it here...


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  #1576095 18-Jun-2016 09:26
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DarkShadow:

 

 

Residents will get a gateway provided by the city. When they hook it up and try to surf the Web, they will be taken to the portal where they can select an ISP—very much like using the Internet in a hotel.

 

 From that point, residents will scan the available Internet offers, purchase one, and get hooked up immediately.

 

"You can switch [ISPs] as quickly as you could uninstall and reinstall an app; it literally takes about five seconds,"

 

...

 

The gateways do let residents establish private connections between their homes using an empty port.

 

"We create a virtual connection that acts like a network cable," Patterson said. Two users of the network could thus transfer files at gigabit speed, or residents of a few houses could set up a private gaming network.

 

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/06/what-if-switching-fiber-isps-was-as-easy-as-clicking-a-mouse/

 

 

So cool.

 

Would be nice if our LFCs copy this and not make you wait a month to activate an intact ONT.

 

 

A month is a bad case exception - not the norm. It's also pretty easy to set up a network when it's for 12 houses!

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1576096 18-Jun-2016 09:27
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malpasolan:

 

I think they call it a monopoly - that's why we can't do it here...

 

 

What the US is doing with it's metro networks is exactly what Chorus is - an open network accessible by any ISP.


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  #1576099 18-Jun-2016 09:35
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sbiddle:

 

 

 

What the US is doing with it's metro networks is exactly what Chorus is - an open network accessible by any ISP.

 

 

Really?

 

So we can change ISP's in five minutes now?

 

Please tell us more...

 

 


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  #1576108 18-Jun-2016 10:08
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I've had a UFB connection churned in under 24 hours.


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  #1576119 18-Jun-2016 10:36
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atomeara:

 

I've had a UFB connection churned in under 24 hours.

 

 

I've had one done for a customer in about 4 hours one afternoon.


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  #1576165 18-Jun-2016 11:49
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malpasolan:

 

sbiddle:

 

 

 

What the US is doing with it's metro networks is exactly what Chorus is - an open network accessible by any ISP.

 

 

Really?

 

So we can change ISP's in five minutes now?

 

Please tell us more...

 

 

 

 

The actual change takes about 15 minutes, and same day churns are pretty common.

 

Churn time though is not the point of my post - it's the fact what the US have just built is an open access network, which is exactly what UFB is. Building a metro network is a different mindset for Americans who just like overlaying duplicate infrastructure so everybody has their own network.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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I am not surprised by this at all.

 

 

Provided the underlying layer 2 connectivity doesn't need physical provisioning, this will be happening here in the near future.

 

 

We already have services like Intellipath (which I am involved with) which can do the virtual cross connect provisioning in a matter of seconds and provided there is a physical connection then services like internet etc can be fully automated.

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