Reply to post: PatuTessa

nbn™ says nobody needs gigabit internet, trumpets XG-Fast at 8Gbps anyway

Peter Drummond

PatuTessa

My copper connection was installed possibly as long as 50 years ago, already has shorts to earth in half of the incoming wires, and maxes out at 4-8MB/s with current tech, owing to noise on the line. Personally, I'd prefer to have fiber. The dodgy old copper will need to be replaced anyway, and fiber is much more likely to be a useful tech for the fifty years to come.

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