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Bebop13

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#1 13 years ago

http://www.stellarbay.com/news.php damn i cant wait to have those kind of speeds in the states. why dose china or japan get everything befor WE do?




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#2 13 years ago

Hong Kong is a city. The US is a 3,000-mile-wide nation that spans a continent.

So while it's not totally laughable to cover Hong Kong with a Gb infrastruture, the majority of the US (by area, that is) can't even get dialup. It's all about infrastructure.

Of course, it doesn't hurt that Japan and SE Asia are the epitome of early adopters in the world of high technology.

And 1Gbit = 1000Mbit. That link refers to what's essentially a 100BaseT MWAN.




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#3 13 years ago

The Japanese are packed into a smaller area, so more people can be reached with less wiring.




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#4 13 years ago

companies here in america are trying to build a Fiber-Optic infrastructure instead of copper wire, unfortunatly Fiber costs more so its taking longer, also the US government is exactly hard pressed to try and push it faster.




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#5 13 years ago

I wish i could have 100mbps :( . Well... Japan, China have always been more hardworking then us :)




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#6 13 years ago

I want a 1 gig connection :bawl:




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#7 13 years ago

Nice, but 100Mbps ain't 1Gbps (100MBps would). 1.000.000 bits = 1 Megabit (so x Mbps) 1.000.000 bytes = 1 Megabyte (so "x MBps) 1.000.000 bits = 125.000 bytes. Thus a 100Mbps connection is equal to a 12,5MBps connection. That is still nice being 100 times as fast as my 1120/352 Kbit/s (0,1367/0,.0429 MBps) ADSL conection ( € 34,90 per month) .The max ADSL connection my procider offers is 4480/704 Kbit/s (0,547/0,085 MBps) for € 79,95 per month. edit: editted the title, the falls "1 Gig p/s" title might confuse people.




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#8 13 years ago

A line with a 100MB/s downstream would be ~.78Gbps. A 1Gbps line would have a downstream of 128MB/s.

companies here in america are trying to build a Fiber-Optic infrastructure instead of copper wire, unfortunatly Fiber costs more so its taking longer, also the US government is exactly hard pressed to try and push it faster.

I was looking at that the other day, and I'm not entirely convinced that Verizon (who's spearheading FTTP in the US) isn't using some form of copper for the Last Mile. It only makes sense that they should support FTTP, though; they own vast lengths of fibre trunks already. Unfortunately, even FTTP won't offer Ethernet speeds.




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#9 13 years ago

It's getting faster everyday. Can't wait until it's available to me :evilgrin:




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#10 13 years ago

Does any one have a slower download rate than me? My DL rate is usually between 500 bytes ps and 2Kbs...