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The Cornish firm with Britain's fastest net connection

The Cornish firm with Britain's fastest net connection

Posted on 9 Nov 2012 at 10:20

Author: Barry Collins

BT trial shows off 10Gbits/sec XGPON technology in Cornwall

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Anyone for iSCSI or FCoE SAN in the cloud?

By dconf on 9 Nov 2012

What About The Spare Wires?

I live overseas (on the Isle of Arran) and it is not likely we will ever have fibre broadband.

When I put the telephone cabling into my house and connected up my wall socket, I was struck by the number of 'spare' wires there were.

In areas where fibre is not going to happen, is there any reason why these spare copper wires couldn't be used for a kind of parallel broadband connection i.e. instead of one connection using two strands of copper, we have two or three parallel connections running to a 'smart' wall socket that presented your router with a combined signal?

To me it seems achievable and uses existing infrastructure and technology. The only new kit would be the new 'smart' telephone point.

Or am I just being thick?

By Michael on 9 Nov 2012

BT already thought about it

Just seen another article on the PC Pro site where BT are thinking about 'line-bonding'.

By Michael on 9 Nov 2012


Max speed here 75kbs but very often down to old fashioned dial up speeds. Would love to try real broadband but it won't happen here, not cost effective.

By linux1943 on 15 Nov 2012

It's Never Right

As the title sugesstes this comment is about fibre optic broadband in general, I bet this company is way out in the middle of nowhaere and gets this speed as the village where I live strugles to get on average 2mbps let alone 2gbps we are only 5 miles from an exchange but we are not connected to that one ho no wehere connected to one about 10 miles away (well done bt ) according to bt's infinaty website we are due to get fibre broadband at the end of dec this year but there is no boxes any where and dec is fastly aproching and they will proberbly put it back again to DEC 2013, so how come a village in cornwall can get infinity (one thats more that 10 miles away from an exchange) but we can't at less than 5 miles from one .

By FireFoxx3 on 15 Nov 2012

Think yourself lucky

I live in Cumbria, about 5 miles from the exchange and we're lucky to get 500k. It would often be faster to revert to dial-up.

By davicon3 on 15 Nov 2012

Same old story! Almost obscenely fast speeds being trumpeted in the media while so many of us struggle to make a viable broadband connection at all. This is hype, pure and simple, to make BT look good. If you want me to return to you BT, put some serious investment into creating greater equality of provision, not these spectacular peaks of performance which, this article points out, are beyond the capability of readily available consumer hardware anyway.

By LesDerbyshire on 15 Nov 2012

Ignorance is its own reward

Truro is a cathedral city and county capital of Cornwall. Arcol are located on the outskirts in Threemilestone. Google is obviously too much effort for some.

My 160Mbit FTTP residential connection in Truro is a standard BT offering ... all part and parcel of where you choose to live I guess.

BT are no saints, but they don't deserve the whinging bashers that populate Dennis Publishing's comment columns. There are much worse out there and I doubt anyone here has tried other telco's.

By tim_wall on 15 Nov 2012

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