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Virgin Media is currently trialing fiber internet that is insanely fast and could eventually deploy to residential customers. In the South East England town of Reading, Berkshire, Virgin Media conducted performance tests using prototype Infinera X.R. Optics technology. Using this new tech within its existing infrastructure, the telecommunications company was able to achieve data transfer rates of 400Gbps with a single fiber. "In the trial, the traditional network transceivers were replaced with cutting-edge technology which split a single fibre optic cable into many connections, all taking a share of the huge capacity," said Virgin Media when announcing its breakthrough. "This means a single... Read more...
It's no secret that American broadband isn't as robust from a national perspective as it could be, particularly when compared to other nations. Virgin Media a major broadband player in the United Kingdom, and they have pushed for faster speeds in the home for years now. They were responsible for rolling out one of the first commercial 100Mbps cable modems to consumers, and now the cable operator is testing out a new technology that could deliver high-speed Internet over none other than telegraph poles. Yes, telegraph poles. The idea here is to get broadband (Virgin Media's broadband, of course) to another one million or so homes that aren't currently being serviced. Just as the American government... Read more...