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Re: [LUG] Possible solution for faster broadband to rural areas


On Wed, 28 Jul 2010, Rob Beard wrote:

On 28/07/10 16:06, John Williams wrote:
On Wed, 2010-07-28 at 15:39 +0100, James Fidell wrote:
On 28/07/10 13:54, Rob Beard wrote:

Yeah I guess some rural properties might still be a couple of miles away
from a cabinet. I'd be interested to know if they'll run fibre to say a
village centre and then unbundle a cabinet (bit like what they're doing
in Saltash) and maybe supply wireless to maybe the odd few properties
who are a bit too far away.

Where I live there are probably hundreds of properties that are two or
three miles from the nearest cabinet (where "cabinet" might actually be
the exchange).  The ground is far too undulating for point-to-point wifi
connections to be that great, either.  Some places will just be absolute
pigs to get decent bandwidth to.  Perhaps they'll just have to run fibre
to every house :)

Here is the same, its a bit over 3miles to the exchange for me, I'm
pretty lucky to get 2mbit, my parents live next door (semi detached) and
they barely get 1mbit (think they have line noise on extensions though).
Dirty great big hill in the way for wifi too.

If only they would run fibre to each house, I'd literally wet my pants
in excitement if that happened ;)

If not fibre to each house, fibre to a cluster of houses.

Or maybe to a ... cabinet near the houses :)

Saying that isn't some fibre multi mode, that is can support more than one concurrent connection?

Yes, but it's terminated at one place - you can't split the fibre and daisy-chain it between properties - you'd terminate the fibre into a router/switch, then run separate fibres to each location.

Multiplexing data down fibre isn't an issue - getting fibre laid in the first place is the issue )-:


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