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    News - BT trials passive 10Gb XG-PON fibre internet in Cornwall

    Fibre to the premises may not be so far away after all.
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    Re: News - BT trials passive 10Gb XG-PON fibre internet in Cornwall

    Are there any extra security considerations with this approach thou?

    Having other endpoints information available on a public network shouldn't be a concern, but again lets be realistic, it could well prove interesting for security researchers and the like to have such casual access.
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    Re: News - BT trials passive 10Gb XG-PON fibre internet in Cornwall

    Fibre is all wonderful and such but how about spending some money on 21CN for the rural exchanges that have been abandoned. I pay £26p/m for bog old ADSL in my village, grr.

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    Re: News - BT trials passive 10Gb XG-PON fibre internet in Cornwall

    Quote Originally Posted by rox0r View Post
    Fibre is all wonderful and such but how about spending some money on 21CN for the rural exchanges that have been abandoned. I pay £26p/m for bog old ADSL in my village, grr.
    Actually this is a bit like the conversation I was having with my parents, it goes a like this.

    Parents: We have such poor broadband, and the cost of fuel is sky high.
    Me: You pay piss all tax, have tonnes of space, and don't require a tax to drive in to town. Cry me a river.

    I guess I'm just saying you pay your money and take your choice. You have the benefits of lower cost accomodation, lower tax etc. Yet I pay the same for broadband despite getting congested speeds due to living on a very crowded exchange.

    The irony is my parents now get FTTC and get a much better speed than someone on a central london exchange, because the only other residents of the village are so old they just require enough bandwidth to send their money to a 419 scammer........ *rant*
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    Re: News - BT trials passive 10Gb XG-PON fibre internet in Cornwall

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Are there any extra security considerations with this approach thou?
    I believe the passive solution can actually be made really quite secure. If you're worried about whether it is (rather than can be) secure you should probably be interested in the fact the kit comes from ZTE!

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    Re: News - BT trials passive 10Gb XG-PON fibre internet in Cornwall

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Are there any extra security considerations with this approach thou?

    Having other endpoints information available on a public network shouldn't be a concern, but again lets be realistic, it could well prove interesting for security researchers and the like to have such casual access.
    DOCSIS works similarly, BPI/SEC take care of security.

    Out of interest, why do these trials always seem to end up in Cornwall?

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    Re: News - BT trials passive 10Gb XG-PON fibre internet in Cornwall

    Quote Originally Posted by rox0r View Post
    Fibre is all wonderful and such but how about spending some money on 21CN for the rural exchanges that have been abandoned. I pay £26p/m for bog old ADSL in my village, grr.
    I'm in central London and bog standard ADSL is the best I can get also. I'm not far from the exchange so my line syncs at around 6Mbps, but the network congestion is so bad that I'm usually < 2Mbps during peak times. My exchange is enabled for 21CN but there's no capacity left to connect my line, and my exchange is also enabled for FTCC, but my connection goes direct to the exchange, not through a cabinet, so I can't get that either!

    FTCC can't come soon enough, but I think I will have moved out of this flat before I see that here. I had hoped to get with Hyperoptic, but they require the co-operation of the building management to install their equipment etc., and that hasn't been happening.
    I don't mean to sound cold, or cruel, or vicious, but I am so that's the way it comes out.

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    Re: News - BT trials passive 10Gb XG-PON fibre internet in Cornwall

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake_UK View Post
    I believe the passive solution can actually be made really quite secure. If you're worried about whether it is (rather than can be) secure you should probably be interested in the fact the kit comes from ZTE!
    haha yes, I for one welcome our new slanty eyed overloards, and their superior food.
    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    DOCSIS works similarly, BPI/SEC take care of security.

    Out of interest, why do these trials always seem to end up in Cornwall?
    Yeah, I'm sure for most instances it won't matter, but at the end of the day you only need a private key and you've already got your 'tap'. My quesiton is, how easy will that be to gather.

    As for Cornwall, hazard a guess its due to the objective one status, any street in Cornwall has bags of EU allocated money available, it is a very sqweaky wheel imo.
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