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Old 02-16-2016, 07:31 AM   #1
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How to identify "True Optic Fibre Broadband" connection


Hi all,

I have been asked the captioned question?

There are 2 kinds of connection claimed to be True Optic Fibre Broadband connection

1) Incoming cable connected to a modem -> PC
2) Incoming cable connected direct to PC

Both provide SDSL up/down 100M

I have been searching a while and couldn't resolve. Please advise. Thanks in advance

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Old 02-16-2016, 09:45 AM   #2
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Hi all,
I have been asked the captioned question?

There are 2 kinds of connection claimed to be True Optic Fibre Broadband connection

1) Incoming cable connected to a modem -> PC
2) Incoming cable connected direct to PC

Both provide SDSL up/down 100M

I have been searching a while and couldn't resolve. Please advise. Thanks in advance
No idea what a 'captioned question' is, or what you need advice on, or even what your QUESTION is. You didn't post one here, just a statement about broadband connections.
 
Old 02-16-2016, 04:56 PM   #3
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No idea what a 'captioned question' is, or what you need advice on, or even what your QUESTION is. You didn't post one here, just a statement about broadband connections.
Hi,

I meant direct fibre NOT shared fibre as mentioned on;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiber_to_the_x

I'm using 2) with 100M up/down but I found the download speed NOT 100M. The contract shall expire in 2 months. An ISP providing 1) service approached me saying that my current subscription is NOT direct fibre which must be via a modem,

Whether direct fibre must use;
GPON Technology (Gigabit - Capable Passive Optical Network)

NOT
DOCSIS Technology
(Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification)
?

Regards
satimis

Last edited by satimis; 02-16-2016 at 05:17 PM.
 
Old 02-16-2016, 06:27 PM   #4
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Here in the US, I assume Verizon FIOS is "true fiber", because there is a small fiber cable that runs into my garage and hooks to an ONT (Optical Network Termination), and an ethernet cable from there to my router. They spent about 2 years digging up all the streets in town to run the new fiber underground, with one branch popping up in my lawn and running to the garage.

TV cable companies won't have true fiber to the desktop until they eliminate the coax that runs to most cable tv subscribers. Although you can also get very good speed over a coax cable, you loose the immunity to electromagnetic interference that's provided by fiber, which means you don't have to worry quite as when a lightning storm is nearby.
 
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Hi,
I meant direct fibre NOT shared fibre as mentioned on;

I'm using 2) with 100M up/down but I found the download speed NOT 100M. The contract shall expire in 2 months. An ISP providing 1) service approached me saying that my current subscription is NOT direct fibre which must be via a modem,

Whether direct fibre must use; GPON Technology (Gigabit - Capable Passive Optical Network)

NOT DOCSIS Technology (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification)
...and as you said in post #1:
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Both provide SDSL up/down 100M
The question really is WHY DOES IT MATTER, IF THEY'RE BOTH THE SAME SPEED???? If you're having problems and not getting the speed you paid for with your current provider, then CALL THEM and complain. Otherwise, go with someone else. Also, you're missing the very obvious point, that the rest of the PC's on your LAN will NOT be connected to fiber, so even if you have "direct fiber", it'll terminate in something that takes it from fiber to COPPER.

Again...why does this matter at all, if they're both going to be the same speed, and connected to the same LAN?
 
  


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