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Postby ksl » Sat, 09 Jan 2010 8:02 pm

I have until the 15th to sign up for fiber optic. The letter does state 15 meters free if taken now, otherwise a charge of 220$ before GST in the future.

My question is, is it really free and when will it be in use.
Second question is, what will be the connection fee?

I don't believe in any free lunch, so i expect when it is dug down into the roads, they are going to recover the free 15 meters in their connection price.

Can anyone shed any light on the fiber optic offer!

I will take it anyway, though is OpenNet the only one offering this service?

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Postby durain » Sun, 10 Jan 2010 5:47 am

yep, not very often you get a free lunch in singapore but opennet is really free! that's the only way for people to take up fibre, so using the free offer as the carrot.

http://www.opennet.com.sg/network-rollo ... f-charges/

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Postby bigfilsing » Sun, 10 Jan 2010 1:47 pm

Really not sure it's worth it thou. Cant seem to find much info on how the service providers will utilise this fibre network. You can bet your bottom dollar we will pay one way or the other thou 8-)

Couple of things put me off . Dont like the idea of that cheap nasty white plastic trunking running through the house and as long as Singapore
is no 26 on the world download rankings and 55 on the upload it seems a bit pointless as a home user.

http://www.speedtest.net/global.php

Keep us posted thou KSL

Good luck

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Postby ksl » Wed, 20 Jan 2010 7:54 pm

It didn't take long to fit the optic fibre.

Todays paper says Singtel joined a consortium of telco carriers to build the worlds highest capacity cable system. 8300km costing 555 million $ linking indonesia, philippines, Hong Kong and Japan. Capacity will be 17 tetrabits per second.

It will be ready in 2012 when the government rolls out the national broadband network. It will also enhance connectivity between Asia and the USA.

Though I should be able to run a circuit around the home now and use it.

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Postby aster » Sat, 23 Jan 2010 11:43 am

I've seen workers installing large spools of cable underground, is this the new fiber optic project? It couldn't have come sooner as the internet connection I have is one of the slowest I have seen... globally. :(


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