clearz wrote: »
Its not enough that their television ad campain for their so called next generation broadband shows a picture of ireland with beams of light travelling all over it as if to say its powered by light (fiber) but now they are calling it 'fiber powered' on their website. Pic Below.
All internet can be called 'fiber powered' if your talking about the backbone but this is blatent misinformation.
Sure is misinformation...but it's no worse than UPC calling theirs "fibre powered" too, although they have a better claim to it than eircom.
With no decent Advertising standards authority here telcos can make the wildest claims and nobody can "correct" them a bit like the "unlimited" scam they are pulling.
It's just some rubbish dreamed up by the marketing deptartment
VDSL is deployed over existing wiring used for POTS and lower-speed DSL connections. This standard was approved by ITU in November 2001.
Second-generation systems (VDSL2; ITU-T G.993.2 approved in February 2006) utilize bandwidth of up to 30 MHz to provide data rates exceeding 100 Mbit/s simultaneously in both the upstream and downstream directions. The maximum available bit rate is achieved at a range of about 300 meters; performance degrades as the loop attenuation increases.
Paparazzo wrote: »
Will ESB start advertising their new copper or aluminum powered electricity?
Sam Russell wrote: »
I have had a lot of trouble with my broadband since it was upgraded in July. It keeps timing out and losing connection. I have had no satisfaction with the supplier (Vodafone), who sells on from Eircom. Previously I had BT broadband with no problems for years.
innovated wrote: »
Needless to say that im now sitting in waiting on UPC coming out today to install my new service from them.