UK scientists working on low-cost fiber optic network, 40Gbps a reality

By Shawn Knight ยท 5 replies
Nov 6, 2012
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  1. A team of scientists from Bangor, Wales are working with existing fiber optic technology in hopes of significantly boosting transfer speeds. They believe they've found a breakthrough that could result in broadband speeds up to 2,000 times faster than what's...

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  2. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Excellent. :devil:
    I remember when I was in college the best fiber at that time was the older fiber cable (thick single black cable) that could only be bent so far, like 120 degrees or something near there. Then, 2 years are these little orange twin cables with 2 little ends that can be spooled like a CAT5 cable and plug right in.
  3. Excellent? nah.

    as long as philippine ISPs are eating this (misspelled intentionally), it's just the same for us.

    4g LTE speeds available to consumers:
    unlimited downloads...until january 31, 2013
    after january 31, 2013, download cap at ~12-15gb for the budget 4g LTE.

    currently, "wimax" speeds ~1mbps
    download cap ~15gb
  4. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Looks like a ***** to splice them...
  5. r8bwp

    r8bwp TS Enthusiast Posts: 35   +10

    Quick sell it to a foreign company, so that they can charge us extortionate ammounts of money to use it.
  6. I feel the need for speed... then comes the data caps ;)

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