• Dame Lunchalot

    One aspect that fibre gives that copper doesn’t is reduced latency. This can make data transfer feel more responsive and actually transfer more data over the same time period with no increase in bandwidth.

  • fehowarth

    This is probably a silly question, but one I often think about. If I have fibre to the premises, what speed do I get, if communicating with a computer that uses fibre to the node?

    • sortius

      Far from silly, it’s quite a complex one to answer.

      The speed between two points on a network is dependent on many factors including: hops, router speed between them, connection speed, congestion, contesting ratio, etc.

      Essentially, at the very most, the speed between two services will only be as fast as the upload speed of the slowest connection. So on an FTTP NBN, 400Mbps is the max upload speed, on FTTN it seems to top out at around 30Mbps on Mal’s ridiculous tests, and for HFC, 2Mbps will be at most what you’ll get.

      • fehowarth

        As I suspected. Can I also assume, that the multi types of technology being used, would also lead to a more inefficient service.
        The broadband at any time, will only be as fast, as it’s weakest link.
        I heard a user of NBNCo to the premises, say it was not only speed that was important in his Business. Reliability counted more. He said one cannot have this with copper.

  • Jason kentwell

    I think the other funny thing is assuming 4k steam will be 6Mbps by 2023 down from 25Mbps with out understanding how compression works and that there is a limit