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nytegeek wrote:Copper can deliver speeds up to 10 gigabits. Fiber maxes out at 43 terabits. Your hard drive even if you have an SSD is going to be significantly slower than this. The speed difference isn't relevant. In many cases fiber isn't to the door anyway. It is usually just to street cabinets and from there to the home it is copper. The only real advantage to fiber in most cases is less signal degradation over distance. If you live a long way from the exchange this can be useful.Fiber advantage is that it has less signal degradation as you said but don't forget that fiber ALWAYS provide constant signal, you won't have much spikes on your internet. If you have spikes it's because it's something central, and will affect everyone. Probably due to major maintenance issues. So you won't have this spikes several times a week, probably one time per month and it doesn't last too much. So it's definitely worth having fiber if you can afford it and it's available in your area!
serbog wrote:I think Google Fiber is just a waste of money. I don't know if anyone needs that much speed for one internet connection. I have a pretty low internet (only 5mbps) and I would like to upgrade, but I wouldn't get Google Fiber that is for sure.What's Google Fiber's speed? Well, I remember I had around 4 or 5 Mbps in my first apartment when I went to university, it was pretty bad, I couldn't download documents in decent time and the internet failed a lot. You can upgrade to a 20 or 30 Mbps easily and it's not very expensive! :P
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