|reply to Guspaz |
Re: Changement important Bell Fibe Internet
said by Guspaz:Most areas where Bell is in a hurry to upgrade to FTTH are areas that aren't eligible for VDSL2 at all in the first place, not areas where Bell is "only doing 25/10". Where Bell is doing VDSL2, we will probably see 50Mbps or more before Bell gets around to doing FTTH there.
Even if they stick to a single set of QAMs, Bell is only doing 25/10, so Bell clearly has a much more pressing need to move to FTTH.
For most people who aren't Angelos, Guspaz or other high-profile DSLR members, there isn't too much of a difference between 15/10, 120/20 and 175/175 other than the cap: most people upgrade for the higher caps rather than the speed since it is often cheaper to step up one tier than buy extra usage blocks.
This assessment is probably right, it reflects what's happening currently from my experience, as well as what would be a smart business move too.
For years, I always had kickass ADSL because I can literally throw a rock and break a window at the CO. Since going to ADSL2 and VDSL2 etc... I've been left behind. So much so that now, the only thing I have available is ADSL2, VDSL isn't an option for me. It would make sense to upgrade where VDSL isn't available, and then when the next best thing comes along, the current VDSL areas would get upgraded first, etc...
That said, I don'd see how Bell can deploy FTTH easily in older neighborhoods. It's costly, and if in a neighborhood with underground wiring, expensive too.
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