30 MegaBit Internet, Anyone?

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  1. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    Man, must have now!
    Read the whole thing here.
    I will be the first one to sign up and start hosing my own page.
     
  2. mlw1235 macrumors 6502

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    30 mbps.....hehe....think of all the fun you could have on that..... :rolleyes:

    No seriously, too bad I don't live in the areas where it will be happening.... :(
     
  3. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Big whoop. I know a friend online with 100 megabit high-speed. It's out there. 30 megabit isn't any sort of breakthrough... except it was available for Satellite internet access.
     
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  5. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    How about an OC-3 line? Those go about 155.52 Mbps. :eek: If you were rich, could you set up an OC-3 for your house? Or would this line be the type of line that only supplies internet access to a large office building or network backbone?
     
  6. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    wow. we pay around 40 just for a maximum of 2 megabits. This is a great deal, with 2 to 5 megabits going for 40 bucks.
     
  7. phreakout13 macrumors 6502

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    I dunno if OC-3 could work like any other internet hookup. T3 is probably the highest you could have in a home, but that's just a wild guess. I wonder what Bill Gates or Steve Jobs has :)
     
  8. jimsowden thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, well theoretically you could spend money like akamai and get a Terabit in your house. But nobody will. THis is real, and feasable.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Well Canada is (or was 3 years ago, not sure about now) the best country in the world for telecommunications, mostly attributed to the large size of the country and the small, spread out population. Anyway, I believe I get 10Mbps at a cost of around $27 USD per month. :)

    In Oz, internet is crap. You pay an arm and a leg for internet here.
     
  10. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yeah, no kidding, that Wizard is one greedy bastard... :D
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Nice to see the improvement. It's about time!

    Here in Japan we've had FTTH (Fiber To The Home) for a few years. It's only 100Mbps. :) Cost seems to be between $45 to $60 per month depending where you live.

    In my case, I have the worst possible ADSL line, which is 1.5Mbps. But I only pay about $25 per month for it. Haven't seen a need to upgrade to FTTH yet, but probably will someday.

    BTW, for those with DSL lines, how long does it take to DL the Mac OS 9.2.1 (82MB file) from the Apple site? With my connection it takes 13-15 minutes. With my buddies FTTH it takes less than 10 seconds.

    Sushi
     
  12. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Mmm, Fiber. I wonder how Cox is going to respond, seeing as they spent uber-$$ and time putting fiber up a few years ago.
     
  13. iJon macrumors 604

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    OMG, i would have all the porn in the world.

    iJon
     
  14. jimsowden thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm moving to Japan. *Packs bags, flags cab, and plane heads off*
     
  15. KC9AIC macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the same position as sushi. I've got the 1.5 Mbps line from NTT's FLETS service (who thought of the name "FLETS"?), and would only have to pay about $3 more per month to get to 24 Mbps. It's not much compared to one of my friend, who lives in the country (iinaka), and gets 45 Mbps and VoIP. One guy I know has FTTH. It's far faster than almost any server can keep up with.
     
  16. Brother Michael macrumors 6502a

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    Bah! My friend at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio has a 1 Gigabit Ethernet line.

    My cousin works for Nationwide Insurance...they have a 20 Gigabit line connecting their two main central offices in Columbus.

    Mike
     
  17. jimsowden thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What are we, in elementary school will this baseless bragging? Get your ego-trip elsewhere. *insert illogical smiley face here*
     
  18. iElvis macrumors member

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    My server is hooked up to a 40megabit wireless internet connection at a friends house. It is provided by the local ISP and not many people have it. He also has a separate T1 line for him and his family.

    Did I mention that they are both free? Well i guess its a good perk for being the president of the ISP. :cool:
     
  19. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    i would like to spare a moment for the guys using 56k....
    and even me with 750k (which is more like 512)
    its amazing how many of you guys have such good internet connections...

    i mean i dream of using gigabit.... no more waiting for pages to load... songs in a tick... i wish....
     
  20. Nermal Moderator

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    And in NZ it's both arms and both legs :eek:

    The local monopoly has announced that they want fibre to '100 % of customers' by the end of 2012. They cover about 40 % of customers at the moment. Most of those customers would be businesses.
     
  21. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I think one reason that Broadband (ADSL/Cable/FTTH) has been so popular in Japan, is that they charge for local phone calls.

    Depending on your situation, and service, it is usually around 10 yen for 3 minutes or 200 yen for an hour. Using a 1-100 conversion rate, that's basically 2 bucks an hour for internet usage.

    So if you are on the net for 2 hours per day, that would be 4 bucks a day times 30/31 or $120/$124 per month. Of course there were some plans to decrease this cost, but I think that you get my point. It was damned expensive to connect via modem.

    With ADSL, you could be on 24/7 with virtually no local phone call cost. That was a huge selling point in deploying ADSL.

    Sushi
     
  22. virividox macrumors 601

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    korea and japan have 20 and 30 mbit lines, its almost standard
     
  23. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Don't know about Korea.

    However, Japan has the following:

    - ADSL from 1.5 up to 45Mbps
    (There may be one plan around 750Kbps, but not sure)

    - FTTH at 100Mbps

    - Wireless from 32Kbps to 128Kbps
    (Bandwidth and availability depending on location)

    Not sure about Cable bandwidth.

    Sushi
     
  24. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Just saw a 1Mbps plan.

    Again, believe that there is one lower for those in the boonies! :D

    Also, Yahoo BB has a 45Mbps extended coverage plan that maintains a higher throughput than the normal dropoff for those located a long ways from the switch/station.

    Sushi
     
  25. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I guess that means that it will expand to Austin pretty quick.

    It is a must have! hehe, well, it depends on the price.

    scem0
     

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