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Re: [opensuse] Moving to IPv6
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 09:30:18 +0200
  • Message-id: <i6kjua$pn2$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ilya Chernykh wrote:

On Monday 13 September 2010 03:23:04 James Knott wrote:

For whom? Currently ADSL companies advertise Internet access in my
area slightly more expensive than Ethenet providers for the same
download speed (and much slower upload speed).

In order to offer ethernet, you have to have cables capable of
carrying it. There are a lot of buildings and neighbourhoods that
have lots of phone cable but no cat5 or fibre.

What's the problem with stretching such cables? Currently at least 3
providers have their separate ethernet networks in my building.

There's no problem as such, it's only a matter of cost. Older buildings
will typically not have room for a thick ethernet cable per apartment
in the cable ducts, so new ducts are required. Because of the length
limitation, you need ethernet switches in each building, one port per
apartment. To inter-connect buildings, you'll need to dig the cables
in, that's expensive and disruptive. To connect to the internet, you
need an uplink. All very expensive.

Per Jessen, Zürich (13.9°C)

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