I think a lot of us will go when we can get some optics to our house. I know it's Copper ;P..
What gets me is that so many adverts virgin says unlease the power with Fibre - then has a photo of shielded coax with the core sticking out - sometimes artwork - and well.... sweet jebizies coax is not Fibre.....
CityFibre are cabling Loughborough at the moment, and I'm hoping they'll move out to where I am (other side of the M1) soon. Only other option we have here is ~16Mb/s ADSL, which really isn't an option in this day and age.
That said, I should watch what I post on here. As soon as I started posting snarky comments today my cable modem went off line. Coincidence? I DON'T THINK SO!!!!! 🤣
Annoyingly they can still call it fibre because its Fibre to the Cabinet so the majority of the journey of the connection is fibre. I cant wait until city fibre is available in my area, which hopefully will be soon
Although some areas (like mine) have an FTTP connection (albeit RFOG) and the new nexfibre areas are XGS-PON
Yea, they don't have a choice (HFCN vs Fibre) to be honest.
The Television segment is dying (much like voice calls for the past 10/20) and if they don't move to lower latency higher capacity tech then they are going to get left behind. If they leave it too long then they'll be ready by the time fixed line services start dying.
Not any more. They're applying throttling to IPv6 tunnels (eg. to Hurricane Electric) since the big routing disaster a few months ago.
I can start the tunnel, then start an IPv6 test download, and I can see an initial burst of full speed, then it gradually gets throttled back to about 2Mbps.
I'm on a Hub 5 with Gig1 service.
I've been seeing IPv6 route advertisements for about a month, but no DHCPv6, which really mucks things up if your router decides to believe the RAs (you get a default route but no global v6 address to use it with).
The throttling kicked in after about 15 seconds. I'm in North Manchester.
Interestingly, I've been seeing IPv6 router advertisements of 2a02:8800:f000:1630::/64 and 2a02:88fd:16:4::/64 for over a month now but nothing is offering DHCPv6 or SLAAC, and the router that's advertising those routes is rejecting packets if I pick my own v6 address in one of those ranges.