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FatPeteFatPete Frets: 152
CityFibre/Vodafone are about to install 'fibre to the home' on my street - it will probably be too expensive for me to be an early adopter, but the nerd in me finds it quite appealing.

Anybody actually have this (at home) already? Or would you if it was available?

They are not revealing pricing yet as far as I can see, but other operators are charging about £50/month rising to £60+ after a year for the full speed option.
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 12910
    For me I don't see the point - we have 164Mbps down and 10Mbps up and that's plenty. I s'pose if theres lots of you it might make a difference. 
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  • Axe_meisterAxe_meister Frets: 2133
    I have fibre to the home. Currently running at 79Mb, I could get 300Mbit but my internal network (wifi and power line barely reaches 60Mb and even with the 3 if us streaming/playing there are no issues. However ping times are better compared to copper.
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 17550
    edited July 14
    We have it here in Singapore- most people do0- you can even get 10GB/s connections for about £70 a month.
    It is great if you are downloading multiple files, but gigabit only really works if everything along the supply chain is gigabit, which it won't be.

    I can get crazy fast speedtests, but once I start downloading (let's say a movie) it isn't massive quicker than my old 80Mb/s connection I had in the UK.
    Don't get jee wrong, it is pretty excellent but it isn't essential.
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