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High copper wire speed?

buseng12
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High copper wire speed?

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Re: High copper wire speed?

But not much use given the distance limitation
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G.fast only works over short distances, up to 250 meters, so it is only used to connect subscribers to the nearest distribution point; the rest of the network must be fiber. That means it can't replace all slow DSL lines, but it will be used where it's difficult or too expensive for operators to install fiber all the way to the subscriber's modem.
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Re: High copper wire speed?

I dunno... The average distance to the DP is said to be 40 metres (which happens to be the distance to my DP, as measured by TDR), so the speeds could prove to be handy. But at 8..32 connections per node, there's going to be a lot of them out there!
Its at least 5 years away, in reality, so still something of a dream
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