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Re: [opensuse] Moving to IPv6
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 09:39:49 +0200
  • Message-id: <i6kkg5$pn2$3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Adam Tauno Williams wrote:

On Mon, 2010-09-13 at 03:48 +0400, 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
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.

You are repeatedly missing a *very* important point - you are talking
*about where YOU are*. Ethernet cabling in existing facilities is
extremely rare.

There is a *HUGE* cost in just labor and materials to deploying such a
network. Obviously where you are _somehow_ those organizations are
defraying that cost [subsidies, tax breaks, grants, etc...].

Even if ethernet cabling were already available in every building in my
Gemeinde, the uplink connections would still be incredibly expensive.
xDSL would easily win.

Per Jessen, Zürich (13.8°C)

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