How the fiber reach in your country?
I was just reading that in Portugak fiber and free wi-fi is reaching historical villages. And by that I mean villages with just “a few souls”.
Here’s some of the Portuguese villages that now have ultra fast internet.
Here in Germany it’s kinda solid in big cities. I get like 500/25 Mbit/s and could get like 1000/50 if I wanted. On the countryside and in small villages or even some other bigger cities that’s a different story though.
UK isn’t great… FTTC is pretty common. I get 80/20 pretty much the whole time, I am quite close to the cabinet though. No cable in my area, however, I hope FTTP will come to the house. Funnily enough when I was more rural ADSL was much faster (pre-FTTC days). I think we have some fairly aggressive targets for high speed internet, but time will tell.
Yep, I have 80/20 as well. Virgin started lining our road with their infrastructure (which gives up to 300/20, but confirmed 200/20), but then stopped halfway (2 houses before us…). They said they would finish the road next year
I don’t have fibre at my apartment, but I can get 1000 Mb/s over cable (coaxial) though. 150 Mb/s is sufficient for me, so that’s what I’ve got. Upload speed on that is quite slow though (4 Mb/s I think?)
Much better than what I had in Australia - my unit in Australia could only get DSL, around 10 Mb/s max (out of a theoretical 24 Mb/s max speed).
We have a lot of smaller ISPs here in CZ - literally hundreds, maybe more. Quite a few of them do wireless, which is actually really popular since it can do hundred megs or so with cheap equipment and low monthly prices. Tech used is 5GHz and they’re starting to explore 60GHz as well for even faster speeds. Few ISPs also do FTTH deployment, but that’s much harder to pull off. Mounting some Ubiquiti/Mikrotik gear on antenna masts is much cheaper than digging trenches, burying cables and getting various permits…
The largest country-wide last mile network (which reaches like 90%+ of population) is owned by a neutral company, which basically resells it to everyone who wants to be an ISP - both big and small guys. They mostly do FTTC (250/25Mbps over xDSL/v.35b/G.fast) now, but few places have FTTH as well (up to symmetric gigabit).