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Alcatel-Lucent claims 10,000 Mbps internet over plain old copper telephone line

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The Bell Labs R&D division of telecoms giant Alcatel-Lucent has today claimed to set a new world record after they successfully pushed “ultra-broadband” speeds of 10,000 Megabits per second (Mbps) down a traditional copper telephone line using XG-FAST technology, which is an extension of the protocol G.fast (ITU G.9700).
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Comcast VP posts disingenuous OP ED in the Philadelphia Inquirer on why you don’t need gigabit fiber

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Comcast Executive Vice President, David L. Cohen, has written a rather disingenuous editorial for The Philadelphia Inquirer insisting once again that offering gigabit speeds would be pointless. He states that because “most websites can’t deliver content as fast as current networks move, and most U.S. homes have routers that can’t support the speed already available to the home.” Wouldn’t it be nice to have the same level of reach that Mr. Cohen does with writing a long Op Ed like this? Continue reading