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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Thu 10-Feb-11 10:11:11
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Don't call cable "fibre"


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Time Warner Cable asked to stop calling their coax "fibre" by US advertising watchdog http://is.gd/93GodB - TWC don't agree.

Phil

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 10-Feb-11 10:21:24
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Re: Don't call cable "fibre"


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Once FTTH is passing enough homes in the UK it will become more of an issue here I think.
The number of people with cable who think they have fibre when they post, does suggest that people are confused.

Though at end of the day, does the technicals of the dellivery matter, so long as it does what it says on the tin.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Thu 10-Feb-11 10:23:43
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Re: Don't call cable "fibre"


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so long as it does what it says on the tin
- go back to calling it "high speed internet" then, like the CableCos used to do.

Phil

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Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 10-Feb-11 11:12:42
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Re: Don't call cable "fibre"


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
The number of people with cable who think they have fibre when they post, does suggest that people are confused
The confusion was started by VM marketing aided and abetted by the ASA. Calling VM's cable "fibre optic broadband" is plain wrong and the ASA decision to allow it was (imo) incorrect.



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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Thu 10-Feb-11 11:26:56
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Re: Don't call cable "fibre"


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Hi MrSaffron, have you seen this POF Plastic Optical Fibre for the home it can easily be fitted together, a bit like Lego.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aud5eagSjIs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF4lPnW9mcY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_optical_fiber

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 10-Feb-11 12:17:32
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Urm yes have been using temporary fibre networks for broadband video and Gig Ethernet for a few years now.

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www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 10-Feb-11 12:19:01
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Re: Don't call cable "fibre"


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Something that is likely to happen with the latest review of advertising, i.e. less technical words like Mega bits and more things like

Sumo
Fat broadband
High Speed Broadband
Uberband
l33tband

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www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Thu 10-Feb-11 13:15:59
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Re: Don't call cable "fibre"


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Something that is likely to happen with the latest review of advertising, i.e. less technical words like Mega bits and more things like

Sumo
Fat broadband
High Speed Broadband
Uberband
l33tband


Brass band?
Rubber band?
Sumo off peak, pants on peak band?
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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Thu 10-Feb-11 13:48:55
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Heavy porn downloaders could be on 'Lonely Hearts club Band'. wink

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Thu 10-Feb-11 15:25:11
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Heavy porn downloaders could be on 'Lonely Hearts club Band'. wink


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