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DPic [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
8 years ago3,091 views

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DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

<<We're planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. We'll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. We plan to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.>>

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

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David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Is it weird that quite a number of cities here in the Netherlands already have fiber internet, although I suspect that 128MB/s (1 Gb/s) is really not practically doable (although some companies are claiming these kind of speeds here as well. Practically the highest speed I have recorded here with a fiber connection was 6.8MG/s, which still is incredibly fast.

Abhisshek [PersonRank 3]

8 years ago #

"6.8MG/s " what is MG or its a typo. u actually means MB ?!!!

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bugles [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

Fucking build it in australia, we pay $50USD for 20GB download cap and download speeds of 100KB per second.

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Expanding on my first post yesterday, they now annoucned they are expanding to 1 Gbps as well. tweakers.net/nieuws/65527/regg ... (dutch) although further on in the article they are mentioning speeds of 200 Mbps, which is 1/5 Gbps... so I am not entirely sure how that's going to work.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

They were planning this idea already in 2007 with Google TiSP! :-). Although they made a few changes with this plan.... :-)

powerpeace [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

Arlington County Virginia will be a perfect spot for this test of fast ISP. It was the first area to get FIOS with Verizon and since it is next door to Washington DC and home to the Pentagon, it is already in an area of high Internet usage. Arlington County has the highest per capita # of graduate degrees so it would provide an interesting cross section of applications of high speed.

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