Which experts are right about broadband delivery?

Copper wiring

 

We have heard a lot in recent months about superfast broadband how this or that company is rolling it out so we can get faster broadband all at some huge cost. This will of almost certainly mean another cost to us as consumers  – what a surprise. But it would seem that the so called experts are now in disagreement as to which of the two is fastest. MLL Telecom say that advances in copper broadband technology mean that traditional telephony networks are now capable of supporting the advanced services that customers desire. They go on to say that Ethernet First Mile (EFM) technology, which uses local loop unbundling technology, is a great solution. In some instances, EFM broadband is capable of providing the same download speeds as fibre-optic services, at half the price.

Fibre optic

 

Some of us may benefit from it others may not. Come on guys lets get some clarity so we consumers can make an informed decision as which system is best for our needs. If this article is to be believed there could be some very embarrassed company bosses trying to justifying the huge cost to shareholders of an investment which may not have the same payback as originally thought! But having said that I am sure it is not that simple. One of the factors which dictates speed of delivery is the distance from your nearest the  elephone exchange.

Do you even know what your actual brioadband speed is in reality – our suppliers bandy around theoritcal figures which are often several fold high than reality. If you want to know what you speed is really go to http://www.speedtest.net. This site will tell you your current speed and make comparison to other areas,  as well as cataloging your tests results.

 

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