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When is fibre not fibre....

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When is fibre not fibre....

Can you believe the guy didn't research that a cable network IS a fibre network.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29475570
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Re: When is fibre not fibre....

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Average cable speeds were measured at 43.3 megabits per second (Mbps), compared with 42 Mbps for fibre.


The difference in speed is hardly worth column inches on any newspaper... so why have the BBC decided to make it a "new item" ? 
Must have been a "slow news day".....
I can get that variation of speed on my "copper cable" line, over a few hours or even minutes ! ! ...
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Re: When is fibre not fibre....

it gets worse when you read the gumpf at the bottom which explains "cable" is an fttc service that uses coax from the cabinet to the home, and then goes on to mention that fttp is in fact 4x faster than cable, never mind they choose to call virgin media collectively "cable" despite it operating in pretty much the same way as every other company ....
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Re: When is fibre not fibre....

Cable or fibre? Why not just call it what it is?
A hodge podge made up of bits of fibre, bits of coax, bits of copper wire, and bits of aluminium wire..
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