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    Ofcom promoting greater investment in fibre networks

    And will implement measures to protect customers from higher prices.
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    Re: Ofcom promoting greater investment in fibre networks

    This looks strangely like positive progress to me. Perhaps there's hope yet for our little rock?

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    Re: Ofcom promoting greater investment in fibre networks

    as long as they start with the areas around where the intercontinental cables/transatlantic cables start, then ill be happy.

    /looks out window at Hibernia building 1/2 mile away :sigh:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernia_Networks

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    Re: Ofcom promoting greater investment in fibre networks

    Well... Only tooke them 15 years to catch up to what Europe has been for 5 years... And drop those line rental fees. That is just barbaric nowadays.

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    Re: Ofcom promoting greater investment in fibre networks

    What gets me is that they seem to think 40/10 fibre is decent, I had 50/10 over 10 years ago. It's long overdue both BT and Openreach actually invested in the network and started replacing copper.

    It's antiquated.

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    Re: Ofcom promoting greater investment in fibre networks

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunderas View Post
    Well... Only tooke them 15 years to catch up to what Europe has been for 5 years... And drop those line rental fees. That is just barbaric nowadays.
    You poor, poor people...

    I live in the internet third world known as the USA.

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    Re: Ofcom promoting greater investment in fibre networks

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    What gets me is that they seem to think 40/10 fibre is decent, I had 50/10 over 10 years ago. It's long overdue both BT and Openreach actually invested in the network and started replacing copper.

    It's antiquated.
    They have - for the last 25 years for the trunk routes. Most if not all of Its backhaul is fibre. The tricky bit is the last bit is the last bit to the home and doing it passively so that there is no mains powered ISP provided equipment at the consumer premises - and fulfilling the legal requirement that BT has to provide a maintained emergency service. Removal of that requirement (which I think was part of a civil defence requirement) would make the deployment of passive optical networks much simpler.
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    Re: Ofcom promoting greater investment in fibre networks

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    They have - for the last 25 years for the trunk routes. Most if not all of Its backhaul is fibre.
    Considering most of the exchanges in my area are not even upgraded to fibre yet (not talking about cabinets even, just the exchanges), I find that "most" part possibly a bit of a stretch.

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