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    When you should switch from ADSL to fibre in South Africa

    Interested in switching to fibre? You need to read this.

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    MRW someone tells me I should switch to fibre:

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    Silly comments listed in order of L for looser

    • Lightning damage gone vs copper.
    • Lower Latency
    • Loss due to theft less lickely
    • Low or No maintenance, ask 10210, less potential downtime
    • Line speed symmetrical
    • Longer acceptable distance to exchange


    And yes I'm super excited because every-time it rains I get random latency or line drops completely, and I've always been scared leaving my router on when there is thunder and I have lost ports.
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    Line speed symmetrical

    Except the ISP's seem to be making it not 1:1 ratios

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    Similarly, there is no real point in getting fibre unless you are getting a speed significantly higher than ADSL speed.
    Disagree. Fibre is just more stable.

    Also finding more & more that 50ish is more than enough. Diminishing returns etc
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    Irrelevant when shortest estimate for fiber in my area is 5 + years ... , from now [ shrug ]

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    They're laying fiber outside our farm on the main road right now. I asked the installer if it will be available to us, and he said yes, but I doubt he knows what he's talking about... If he does, I doubt even higher it will be FTTx pricing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by murfle View Post
    They're laying fiber outside our farm on the main road right now. I asked the installer if it will be available to us, and he said yes, but I doubt he knows what he's talking about... If he does, I doubt even higher it will be FTTx pricing...
    For the last 2 years, I have been 287 meters from a fiber connected MSAN, the problem is getting fiber from the MSAN, to our complex of 18 units. The MSAN is right next to the DSLAM my ADSL line runs off. But - Ja, Well, No, Fine - not that it is of any advantage to me or anyone else yet in our area.

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    We've got fibre one street away from us. Actually all around us there's fibre except in the area I'm in. We aren't even scheduled to receive it in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by java View Post
    For the last 2 years, I have been 287 meters from a fiber connected MSAN, the problem is getting fiber from the MSAN, to our complex of 18 units. The MSAN is right next to the DSLAM my ADSL line runs off. But - Ja, Well, No, Fine - not that it is of any advantage to me or anyone else yet in our area.
    Ya, that's why I'm thinking the guy doesn't know what he's talking about. We don't even have DSL in the area. That being said, fibre doesn't have the same distance limitations DSL does, but I can't see any service boxes being set up anywhere even.

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