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    News - G.fast awarded first stage approval by the ITU

    DSL successor can achieve speeds of up to 1Gbps over existing phone wires.
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    Re: News - G.fast awarded first stage approval by the ITU

    Interesting, for someone like me where it seems the cable company has forgotten to come down my one street and BT hasn't upgraded the cabinet this could be well worth waiting for.

    Will be keeping a close eye on this.
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    Re: News - G.fast awarded first stage approval by the ITU

    From the diagram, G.Fast looks exactly like what Virgin do ?
    Fibre to the cabinet and then copper from their to your home.

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    Re: News - G.fast awarded first stage approval by the ITU

    Nice! Now queue the over-hyped commercials and wait for the disappointment when BT decides that your street is 'not a financially viable investment' so they want upgrade the cabinet.

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    Re: News - G.fast awarded first stage approval by the ITU

    This article is terribly written. It's clear that this is a step-up from FTTC, achieving full fibre speeds with a some existing copper being used. But that neither this article nor the press release acknowledge FTTC is ludicrous.

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    Re: News - G.fast awarded first stage approval by the ITU

    its FTTdp rather than FTTC, brining the fibre even close to your home than the current cabinets, i.e distribution point on existing pole serving a few houses

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    Re: News - G.fast awarded first stage approval by the ITU

    Doesn't that depend on what is closer the pole or the cabinet, for me both are right next to each other across the road.

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    Re: News - G.fast awarded first stage approval by the ITU

    The diagram has come from an American press release - just look at the terminology "Central Office" - where fast broadband rollout is behind the UK - at least in rural communities. Again, in the UK, the distribution point is the cabinet so FTTC and FTTdp are synonymous.

    However GFAST might benefit isolated communities though (depending on the rollout costs) where local distribution points only serve a low number of homes, and longer term may bring faster connections.
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    Re: News - G.fast awarded first stage approval by the ITU

    Could this be a solution for those of us that don't have a street cabinet, so will likely never get anything other than ADSL2+ (even if our exchanges actually supported ADSL2+)

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