Broadband, what is what? 10 replies

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[+Glasius+] VIP Member

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#1 14 years ago

Im getting tired of the word broadband being thrown around. While customers and users weap over extremly low quality bandwith, companies frown on the fact that the definition of broadband is far from what most people think.

As of today, a broadband connection is defined "A transmission facility having a bandwidth sufficient to carry multiple voice, video or data channels simultaneously." "Sufficient" has later been redefined (atleast by most) to the number 3, to set a minimum standard. 3 channel transmissions require more than 128kbs speed, which is max for a double ISDN line.

In short, todays broadband lines only needs to meet the following requirements:

1) Its speed must top 128kbs to ensure transmission quality (rofl, quality) 2) It must be capable of 3 channels on the same line (TV, phone & internet)

Something should be done, someone needs to straighten this out. We need a hero like Fiberopticsman or something..




AzH

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#2 14 years ago

You Need A Superhero!!




Kerian VIP Member

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#3 14 years ago

please save us fibreopticsman!




Mast3rofPuppets VIP Member

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#4 14 years ago

Almost all broadbands here are over 1 m/bit anyway, in the city you can get 100 m/bit :eek:




Pethegreat VIP Member

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#5 14 years ago

OMG!!1 I have herd ppl get 10+megabits of bandwith in Japan in there homes. I have fiberoptic line for my internet. I am over 15000 feet from the DNS server for my DSL but i can have it:D(fiberoptics can carry a singal farther than copper wire). Then my net comes into my DLS modem via copper telephone wire. I got about 1.5megabits of bandwith for $29 a month:D.




Tachyon

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#6 14 years ago

I heard that in Korea they can have 23Mbits/s in their homes! I personally have 512Kbits/s. With PlusNet. Does anyone know the recommended bandwith to host a web site? It won't be that much of a popular website, hopefully about 100 members. Can I get away with it on my connection?




SneakySoft

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#7 14 years ago

damm those koreans taking all internet techno off us




Master of Reality

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#8 14 years ago

ive got shite. 145KB connection here :( i need a hero to save me. save us fiberopticsman!




SneakySoft

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#9 14 years ago

lol u ave the same as me




Mast3rofPuppets VIP Member

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#10 14 years ago
TachyonI heard that in Korea they can have 23Mbits/s in their homes!

You can get 100 m/bit if you live in central Stockholm...

I have 1 m/bit but will get 4 m/bit in about a month.




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