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Re: [tlug] Gigabit Internet connection

On Dec 8, 2008, at 10:33 PM, Curt Sampson wrote:

On 2008-12-08 22:13 +0900 (Mon), Dave M G wrote:

Enquiring minds want to know. What's the difference that makes 1Gb possible?

Probably just different modulation (encoding) of the signal; no

I don't know for sure either but whatever it is, it is software. For instance, there's only a fixed amount of fiber laid between continents and while there's dark fiber that gets lit as more capacity is needed, the undersea cable owners also expand capacity by upgrading the transmission technologies.

See Neal Stephenson's 1996 article in Wired, "Mother Earth, Mother Board," for more info:


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