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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,634
    Windows 10
       22 Jan 2014 #1

    How fast is your broadband connection? No matter how quick it may be, we doubt you recorded anything on Speedtest.net that's close to what BT claims to have achieved in a recent trail using an existing fiber connection that connected two locations about 80 miles apart. In their press release, BT said that in October and November of 2013, the UK broadband provider worked with Alcatel-Lucent on their super high speed broadband research project, which used a fiber connection that went from BT's Adastral Park research campus in Ipswich to the BT Tower in London. The trial used what BT called the 'flexible grid' infrastructure that allowed the fiber connection to bundle seven 200 Gbps channels into one channel with speeds up to 1.4 Tbps.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 4,780
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       22 Jan 2014 #2

    Great BT now do something useful like enabling my local exchange for Fibre
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  3.    22 Jan 2014 #3

    Yeh, Z3, me too. At the moment I am on the end of an 8km copper wire connection. Speed "up to" 2mbs.
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  4.    22 Jan 2014 #4

    Ditto that one John, it'll never happen though where I live, in fact the exchange we connect too is wholly owned by BT and the usual copper wires, nobody else gets a look in.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Pentland Hills
    Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Pro x64 TH2
       23 Jan 2014 #5

    Our exchange was supposedly upgraded, wonderful news you would think? Our speed has gone from 5 to 6 - it was an upgrade to allow us 'up to 24' 'nuff said!

    BT needs a swift kick up its backside.
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  6.    23 Jan 2014 #6

    Wow you've gone to 6, on a good day I'll get about 3 but if things are busy it will be under 3.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,634
    Windows 10
       24 Jan 2014 #7

    z3r010, post: 12235, member: 1 said:
    Great BT now do something useful like enabling my local exchange for Fibre
    That could be coming.
    BT injects 50m into patching up 2.5bn fibre rollout
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 4,780
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       24 Jan 2014 #8

    My exchange is scheduled for this year at some point but it's just not soon enough.
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  9. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,634
    Windows 10
       24 Jan 2014 #9

    At least you have a date I however do not as the ISPs want to milk us dry first.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts : 154
    Windows 10 Technical Preview x64
       24 Jan 2014 #10

    I can only dream of those kind of speeds!
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