Re: Fiber to the press release
I have symmetric gigabit fibre, and it does me plenty good:
1ms ping to google, my company's DC, 5 ms to the office.
Insanely fast downloads.
Lots and lots of HD teleconferencing, no cut-outs, stuttering, buffering or quality drops, even when someone jumps on a download.
Uploads as fast as downloads. BT wanted to sell me 300Mb down/20Mb up for £60/month.
Did I mention the 1ms ping? It's pretty useful after hours too. Boom HS.
My ISP is hyperoptic, they only do certain areas. I'd post a speed test, but a) I'm at work, and b) most speed test servers don't have the capacity to fill my pipe. Usenet does it pretty well, the highest I've hit is around 858 Megabit/s (80MB/s) when I'm downloading my linux isos.