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Optical Fiber VDSL

post #1 of 28
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Looking for some insights from those in the know about bandwidth and such stuff, as I am completely clueless.

I am signing up for a new broadband service and there is a new system here in Japan using optical fiber vdsl (whatever that means) and advertising 1GPS as the speed. Alternately, there a lot of regular ADSL services available that have been pretty good to me. The prices are not much different.

Any downsides to the optical fiber thing?
post #2 of 28
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Originally Posted by Alter
Looking for some insights from those in the know about bandwidth and such stuff, as I am completely clueless. I am signing up for a new broadband service and there is a new system here in Japan using optical fiber vdsl (whatever that means) and advertising 1GPS as the speed. Alternately, there a lot of regular ADSL services available that have been pretty good to me. The prices are not much different. Any downsides to the optical fiber thing?
You might burn a whole in your laptop with all that speed. Other than that, if it is nearly the same cost, then get it. VDSL = Very High BitRate DSL. http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/vdsl.htm
post #3 of 28
wow, that's awesome. we won't get speeds like that here in the states at the consumer level for another 5 years at least. perks with living in tech savvy countries like Japan and South Korea.

make sure your network card (and cabling for that matter) supports that speed. otherwise, it's a waste.

-Jeff
post #4 of 28
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Originally Posted by gamelan
wow, that's awesome. we won't get speeds like that here in the states at the consumer level for another 5 years at least. perks with living in tech savvy countries like Japan and South Korea.

make sure your network card (and cabling for that matter) supports that speed. otherwise, it's a waste.

-Jeff


New neighborhoods are starting to get it. I know some people who have vdsl in Arizona, lucky bastards. The upside to living in a small country is that it's easy to upgrade. At work I have an OC192 backbone connection come into the building and I can't really tell the difference between that and my 6Mbps download. The upload is pretty sweet on the OC192 though.
post #5 of 28
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Many thanks for the info, guys. I will go ahead and sign up.
post #6 of 28
I just got switched over to this service ("B Flet's," whatever the hell that's supposed to mean) and it's taking my provider a while to get up to speed with the change, so I'm not connected from home yet. I'll be interested to see the difference.
post #7 of 28
Whoo-hoo!

Man, is this fast!
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Whoo-hoo!

Man, is this fast!

Excellent! Mine will be hooked up in around 3 weeks!
post #9 of 28
i hate you all
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by m@T
i hate you all

What? You still on dial-up in Vietnam?

I guess there has to be some sort of trade-off for those $12.99 bespoke suits .
post #11 of 28
actually for about a month I was stuck on dialup (when I moved house), but no, I am on ADSL on a 1500 kbps connection. Not that bad I guess, although the Korean kid next door bitches about it (messes with his gaming addiction I guess) Its enough for me, but still....I hate you all
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by m@T
actually for about a month I was stuck on dialup (when I moved house), but no, I am on ADSL on a 1500 kbps connection. Not that bad I guess, although the Korean kid next door bitches about it (messes with his gaming addiction I guess)

Its enough for me, but still....I hate you all

Yep, makes sense to me.
post #13 of 28
100 mbps! Heh, heh!
post #14 of 28
I want an OC-3072 line with transmission up to 159.2Gbits/s.. That would be outstanding. I could get so many illegal downloads going at once, I'd probably bankrupt Hollywood in a couple days.
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by m@T
i hate you all

Yes, this is pretty much my opinion as well. (he says, hoping SF doesn't timeout when he hits 'Post Reply' at 26.4 Kbps).

Anyway, WTF is up when m@t here has ADSL in freakin' Vietnam, and here I am in the Northeast US, within driving distance of no less than three Brooks Brothers, and even cable wasn't available until a few weeks ago. Geez.

~ Huntsman
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