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    WoW! They are about 8 years behind technology wise! What a process to get a connection to one household! No wonder the cost.

    Glad I don't live in that backward neighbourhood.

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    Can someone summarize the actual and theoretical max speed limits for both downstream and upstream for each of fibre technology, AON, PON, GPON, etc. ?

    Been googling and Wikipedia, I don't seem to find any summary?

    And how many end users per splitter ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VazLube View Post
    Can someone summarize the actual and theoretical max speed limits for both downstream and upstream for each of fibre technology, AON, PON, GPON, etc. ?

    Been googling and Wikipedia, I don't seem to find any summary?

    And how many end users per splitter ?
    https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/asse...7527/fibre.pdf
    Around page 66 ...

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    Very interesting read.
    So this guy on his 2Gbps fibre line downloaded GTA5, which is 64GB in 3 minutes..
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxMan View Post
    Very interesting read.
    So this guy on his 2Gbps fibre line downloaded GTA5, which is 64GB in 3 minutes..
    It takes me longer to copy with an ssd...
    entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxMan View Post
    Very interesting read.
    So this guy on his 2Gbps fibre line downloaded GTA5, which is 64GB in 3 minutes..
    That's not possible.

    If he was able to saturate his 2Gbps line, he'd only be able to download 64GB in around 5-6 min.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genetic View Post
    That's not possible.

    If he was able to saturate his 2Gbps line, he'd only be able to download 64GB in around 5-6 min.
    From the article for clarification,

    Steam was able to approach the ceiling on my connection quite easily. I tried downloading a fresh copy of Grand Theft Auto 5 from Steam. The game is over 64GB and finished downloading in 3 minutes and 52 seconds. This is faster than you can copy to a hard drive or a USB stick, and it's actually faster than the theoretical 2Gbps speed by about 10 percent.

    The article is accurate, the commentator not so much but close.
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