Optical Fiber VDSL

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  1. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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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?
     
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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?
    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
     
  3. gamelan

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    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
     
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    tiecollector Senior member

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    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.
     
  5. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    Many thanks for the info, guys. I will go ahead and sign up.
     
  6. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    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.
     
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    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Alter Senior member

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    Whoo-hoo!

    Man, is this fast!


    Excellent! Mine will be hooked up in around 3 weeks!
     
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    Matt [email protected]

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    i hate you all
     
  10. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    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 [​IMG] .
     
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    Matt [email protected]

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    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
     
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    Alter Senior member

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    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.
     
  13. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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  14. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    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.
     
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    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 [email protected] 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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