[Ilugc] copper vs optic fibre
- From: linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Suresh Ramasubramanian)
- Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 06:42:20 +0530
"Ramanraj" == Ramanraj K <ramanraj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Ramanraj> Right now, I am using a Robotics 56K Voice Faxmodem to
Ramanraj> dial up and connect to the internet. Normally, the
Ramanraj> download rate is around 3.5 KBPS and I have never seen
Ramanraj> the download rate cross 12KBPS on my system.
The maximum bandwidth you have access to is limited by the slowest
modem of the two (the one connected to your desktop, and the one in
your ISP's modem pool that you dial in to)
Ramanraj> A salesman got in Touch telling about their offer for a
Ramanraj> broadband internet connection through a 128 KBPS optic
Ramanraj> fibre line. One claim was that downloads would be faster
Ramanraj> than through the dial up connection. Is this true and
Ramanraj> will servers give priority and transfer more data
Ramanraj> quickly because a 128KBPS line is used?
Not that you will notice on an 128K connection, and there are other
issues such as dns latency, rtt (round trip time) of packets depending
on what sort of routing your ISP has set up, does he peer locally with
other providers, have multiple redundant links using bgp instead of
static routes etc.
Last mile connectivity wise, fiber is a good bit faster than standard
copper (eithernet, POTS / plain old telephone system) etc as data loss
is far less, for starters.
However there are lots of other factors involved that you may not
notice a significant difference by the mere fact that the guy has
deployed fiber instead of copper for the last mile.
linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Suresh Ramasubramanian)
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