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50Mbps Cable Launched on Long Island 291

Posted by timothy
from the zippy dept.
the-dark-kangaroo writes "Cable Vision have teamed up with Narad Networks to provide a new 50Mbps broadband service in the New York metropolitan area. The current deployment has a capability of 100Mbps (the connections are symmetric) with future developments allowing up to 10Gbps connections. The system utilises current cabling systems allowing enterprise level connections to homes and businesses."
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50Mbps Cable Launched on Long Island

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  • very nice (Score:2, Insightful)

    by spyder913 (448266) on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @07:29PM (#12936971)
    especially the part about the symetric connections. I'd be happy to get 5M upload at the moment.
  • by intmainvoid (109559) on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @07:30PM (#12936981)
    Video on demand over ip, here we come.
  • by nihilistcanada (698105) on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @07:33PM (#12937009)
    Why is it that they always love to wax orgasmicaly about how fast their connections are but all these unlimited plans have caps of 10gb a month or so? How about you give your customers increased bandwith usage rather then hypothetical speed increases?
  • fttp... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by torrents (827493) on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @07:33PM (#12937011) Homepage
    looks like fiber to the premesis is causing real competition... good to see cable companoes still know how to compete...
  • by pablo_max (626328) on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @07:36PM (#12937033)
    Lets face it, people using those huge connections are mostly downloading very large files for p2p networks. I know there are other uses, but I say generally. Now that the door have been opened for companies to held liable for the actions of users, its only a matter of time before ISP are killing your connection and turning you over to the RIAA or the like so they can save themselves a law suit. Disagree all you want. Hollywood WILL get their way. After that, whats the point of a insane fast connection....oh let me guess, for "research papers"? It's a sad time in america.
  • by warren96 (720171) on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @07:41PM (#12937067)
    Never believe anything Cablevision writes or says, it'll be just smoke and mirrors. Had the "service" and anytime there was a hiccup, no connection, smtp service down, long delays in response, their "tech support" ws nowhere to be found. That is if you can actually get a live person to answer the "customer Service" or "Customer Support" phone lines. I wouldn't go back to cablevision service even if it was free for ever. Not worth the hassles. Ex cablevision customer from Brooklyn.
  • by nokilli (759129) on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @07:41PM (#12937068)
    Damn man, it's like the NSA has a whole room full of GS-7 retards whose sole job it is to spam refresh /. looking for the word freenet in a race to get the first post in that libels the protocol and all who use it as child molesters.

    In case you haven't noticed, there are all kinds of prohibited bits and bytes out there today. Moreover, just because the data is legal doesn't mean I want GS-7 scumbags to be looking at what I read and write.

    So...

    Fuck you.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @07:43PM (#12937083)
    Hosting game servers, high quality video chat, voice conversations, sending home movies to the relatives, making your personal photo libraries available, hosting your blog, video on demand from those hollywood types you mentioned. More importantly how about being able to do several of those things at once instead of just one at a time as is often the case now.

    There are thousands of useful and totally legal things that can be done with very high speed connections that can't be done very effectively with the current "broadband" offerings. Just because it can be used for illegal activities doesn't mean those are the only uses for such connections.
  • by startleman (567255) on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @07:46PM (#12937099)
    I disagree.
    There are tons of uses for more bandwidth. One only needs to envision online services such as fast system backups, multimedia mail, videophones, on-demand HDTV over ip, . . . .shall I continue? I don't beleive that the only people that will benefit from larger bandwidth are pirates and p2p users...
    just my 2 cents.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @07:52PM (#12937132)
    • they won't tell you the limits
    • they draw the conclusion that uploading == p2p == piracy
    • they tell you that p2p is unsafe because it will give you viruses
    • and they DENY that the fact that several of my neighbors have the Optonline phone could have anything to do with why I have been CAPPED TWICE.
    • and thanks to the supreme court, I will NEVER have a choice for high speed access.
    They want me to use the Internet like it was a shopping channel. minimal demands and don't ever actually use all this speed that they hype up.

    they don't understand the idea of a "network" ( ie two way communication)

    I see no point in letting them boast about hight speed connections unless they acutely let people use it.
  • I don't care. (Score:2, Insightful)

    by kc32 (879357) on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @07:53PM (#12937146)
    Great. A giant city gets an even faster internet connection. Until I can get it in Kansas, I don't really give a shit.
  • by nokilli (759129) on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @07:54PM (#12937152)
    You may resume trading now.
    If freedom freaks you nazis out so much, why don't you all do the goosestep into some other country that thinks the way you do?

    Like North Korea or Saudi Arabia.

    I suppose next you'll want to ban digital cameras. What? No? Don't you know they can be used to produce child pornography? You support child porn!

    Damn, I'm looking at my monitor and do you know what? It can be used to view child porn! Must. Destroy. It. Immediately.

    My eyes, they can see! But that means, they can be used to look at child pornography! Somebody blind me quick!

    Where do we get these fucking retards from?
  • Memories... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @07:58PM (#12937177)
    I remember selling my Sega Genesis and a slew of game cart's for $100 towards a 14.4 kbps modem back when 28.8 was a distant rumor. I remember imagining text zipping by at 28800 baud and wondering why anyone who wasn't downloading warez would ever need a modem that fast.

    I also remember thinking that the World Wide Web was just a passing fad.

    If service providers can give enough consumers more bandwidth, content providers will give consumers more to download.
  • by scaturan (814812) on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @09:19PM (#12937667) Homepage
    i was an OOL customer for more than 4 years but when i started using gallery http://gallery.sf.net/ [sf.net] and uploaded massive amounts of family/personal pictures, they capped my speed to 400kbps. i got it uncapped twice then luckily, FIOS was deployed in my town - was one of the first 5 installations in Northern New Jersey. i switched. installation was free and i got a discount because of my existing calling plan with Verizon. FIOS works for me. i've uploaded gigs of photos with no problems. all i need is port 25, port 80 and port 22 (for SSH / ftp-tunneling) and i'm good to go. :)
  • by mreed911 (794582) on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @09:40PM (#12937803)
    Have you looked at the configuration screens of your digital cable box lately? You have video-over-IP already. Your cable box has an IP address, and gets a compressed digital video stream from the local cable node/hub/provider, which it decodes into a picture and pushes out an output on your box (s-video, component, HDMI, etc.).

    For digital services like video on demand, the box uses shared-key security and the MAC address to authenticate and "unlock", then the node just pushes the content down like data, letting the box handle the reassembly and decoding of picture/audio data.

    My Scientific-Atlanta DVR has two tuners and gets two IP-addresses - one for each tuner.

  • by Alereon (660683) on Tuesday June 28, 2005 @11:34PM (#12938480)

    Why does CableVision feel the need to create a new proprietary standard when we have a perfectly good standard already: DOCSIS [wikipedia.org], the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification. DOCSIS 2.0 offers 38mbps down and 30.72mbps up, which ought to be plenty for everybody. If it's not, get another channel and bond them together until you have enough. DOCSIS 3.0 will even handle the channel bonding FOR YOU.

    Since cable providers already run fiber until the CMTS [wikipedia.org], which is usually within the last mile, why not run fiber the rest of the way or live with 38/30mbps service rather than creating a new proprietary cable modem standard?

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