[CLUG] [OT] Genesis Europe, dirt cheap Internet access..
Donncha O Caoimh
donncha.ocaoimh at tradesignals.com
Tue Feb 29 09:11:49 GMT 2000
Well, they have a magical black box that does something to the linuee.
Alan Smith posted to the ILUG saying he rang them up enquiring about
Linux support and they rang back saying it will support Linux. Even if
the promised 45Mbit/s bandwidth doesn't materialise I'll still sign up
just to have a 56Kbps connection 24hrs a day :)
I'm _positive_ more details will follow ;)
Peter Flynn wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2000, you wrote:
> > Anyone see the advert in the Sunday Tribune yesterday? this ISP promises
> > 45Mbits to your house over standard phone lines.
> A quick chat with an electronics physicist has left me under the
> impression that given the conductivity of copper, the diameter of the
> conductors which run the local loop, a 50vAC driving voltage, and the
> lower layers of the networking model, 45Mbit/s "over standard phone
> lines" is just wishful thinking. Not even 4.5Mb/s. Right now a standard
> modem has enough trouble pushing 56Kb/s down these cables.
> I've managed to get about 1Mb/s over phone grade copper on a private
> circuit but I'm not clear how to make that 45 times faster with no
> change in the parameters. What I have missed?
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