Which is faster internet without a phone line or internet without a phone line?

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Confused? No need to be. There are two different types of internet without phone line use. The first is the use of a fibre optic cable network in place of ASDL copper lines. Fibre optics can deliver 1000 times the data of a copper line in a strand the width of a human hair. Because the line and network as furnished by companies such as Virgin Media do not require use of the original and traditional BT copper phone line cable network they are sometimes referred to as internet without a phone line. But who are we kidding here? Almost all fibre optic cable spread through the UK is what is known as FTTC or fibre to the cabinet. This means that the high speed network parks outside of your door and that the last leg is still brought into your home by copper coaxial cable.

A true internet connection without a line can only be delivered one way, and that way is by wireless. The same cellular network that handles your mobile phone has been adapted to provide super high speed broadband connections. The latest technology in tower to dongles for laptops and desktop computers can deliver mobile broadband at up to 150MB. Recent testing in Cornwall delivered a steady 77MB with planned download delivery after mass use dilution of 12-15 MB.

If this seems still too slow in comparison to announcements from companies like Virgin and BT that they will soon be delivering 400 MB super broadband bear in mind that at the present time those same telecom giants only average 5MB at best.
All this means is that there exists a bonafide broadband arms race with tethered landlines on one side and wireless broadcasts from cell towers on the other. Whoever can deliver the highest speeds at the lowest price will eventually win.

So then what will determine the price we pay for broadband? In the telecoms business those that linger behind are usually in a better financial position to offer slower speeds at lower prices. Those that heavily invest in new technologies must find ways to pay for that investment by charging a premium for the faster service. The technology required for 150MB mobile broadband will not be paid with fees from pay as you go dongles and mobiles.
There will definitely be one clear cut winner in the broadband supremacy race. That will be Virgin Media. Virgin has already strung fibre optic cable to nearly 60% of UK households. It is a shorthop for them to develop the mass production of street side into the home fibre optics. This will guarantee the average home receives 50MB plus downloads. But should that plan fail to materialize Virgin Media as one of the largest mobile broadband providers in the UK will come out on top with its share of super fast wireless delivery through WiMax and other LTR long term evolution.

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