Proving Gig Speed

Mike Hammett nanog at
Tue Jul 17 14:41:58 UTC 2018

10G to the home will be pointless as more and more people move away from Ethernet to WiFi where the noise floor for most installs prevents anyone from reaching 802.11n speeds, much less whatever alphabet soup comes later. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 


----- Original Message -----

From: "Mark Tinka" <mark.tinka at> 
To: "K. Scott Helms" <kscott.helms at> 
Cc: "NANOG list" <nanog at> 
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:11:35 AM 
Subject: Re: Proving Gig Speed 

On 17/Jul/18 14:07, K. Scott Helms wrote: 

> That's absolutely true, but I don't see any real alternatives in some 
> cases. I've actually built automated testing into some of the CPE 
> we've deployed and that works pretty well for some models but other 
> devices don't seem to be able to fill a ~500 mbps link. 

So what are you going to do when 10Gbps FTTH into the home becomes the norm? 

Perhaps laptops and servers of the time won't even see this as a 
rounding error :-\... 


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