Manic Street Preacher wrote:DragonBugg wrote:I don't even have Fiber Optic... This is just standard. What's the benefit of FO?
You're probably on cable so for you no benefit. Many places in the UK cannot get cable as the network doesn't cover most towns and only larger built up areas. Fibre Optic is the high speed alternative for us guys as we can use our existing phone line. BT lay the fibre to the cabinets where every ones phone lines link in so that only a small portion of the overall connection is the copper line to the house.
It's not as fast as cable but I think some areas can get 72mb fibre optic but I'm not sure on the conditions of that. I'm sure upgrades will come in the future.
Actually, most (the very vast majority) of cable networks in the UK are optic fibre and have been for the last 20+ years.