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saw a clip about this and looked up a source. is 350 dollars cheap?

why is it so expensive?


If you live in Chattanooga, Tennesse we have some good news for you, EPB Fiber Optics and Alcatel-Lucent have recently a launched 1Gbps internet service in your area.

This 1 Gigabit connection is the first for both residential and business customers, best of all it is no as expensive as some of you might think, in fact it costs just $350 per month.

Obviously this might sound really expensive for some home users, however you are paying for a connection speed 200 times faster than the current national download speed average, this bandwidth will be great for large companies and schools etc, and will no doubt give us a glimpse as to what we can expect to see in other areas in the future.

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some speed
even with a 100 tv channels and a phone line it still seems expensive.

i'd love a gig a second download but not for 260 euro a month
mines about a 100 american inclusive of tv and phone. at 10 mb

mrmod

In the end, unlimited and reasonably alright would do me...

But I'm sure a company/school could use such speeds for improved efficiency... After all $350/260€ is not much for a company/institution (even though in the latter i'm pretty sure it's a home deal).
(09-16-2010, 05:51 AM)SidewaysDan Wrote: [ -> ]In the end, unlimited and reasonably alright would do me...

But I'm sure a company/school could use such speeds for improved efficiency... After all $350/260€ is not much for a company/institution (even though in the latter i'm pretty sure it's a home deal).
but would that be a gig for the whole school or university (divided) or every individual machine?

yeah vf, it's one of the best deals around here had it for about 8 years now and the price hasn't changed that much

mrmod

(09-16-2010, 05:56 AM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]
(09-16-2010, 05:51 AM)SidewaysDan Wrote: [ -> ]In the end, unlimited and reasonably alright would do me...

But I'm sure a company/school could use such speeds for improved efficiency... After all $350/260€ is not much for a company/institution (even though in the latter i'm pretty sure it's a home deal).

but would that be a gig for the whole school or university (divided) or every individual machine?

I'm guessing it will have to be divided. But still 1Gb/s can theoretically provide 1024 machines with 1 Mb/s even though I'm pretty sure the maths wouldn't be so simple and the speed would not always be 1Gb/s. But you can understand the power contained in such a contract for a company or institution.

(09-16-2010, 06:15 AM)bob5695 Wrote: [ -> ]
(09-16-2010, 05:51 AM)SidewaysDan Wrote: [ -> ](even though in the latter i'm pretty sure it's a home deal).

it is.

I know, these deals (TV, Internet and phone - and also lately the little USB stick for internet anywhere) are gaining popularity in Portugal.
i hate the usb one, it charges a fortune if you go over a certain amount each noth. in the uk it's a bout 3 gigs a moth for twenty dollars