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Fibre speeds

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Tried to get an answer googling this, without success.  Just wondering how fibre speed is limited, e.g.  My speed is 150 but I could move to 300 up to 900.  Are there several cables and some not used?  Or if it's one cable then how is it done?

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Re: Fibre speeds

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There's a cap placed on yourline restricting speed to whatever you are contracted at.

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An optical fibre cable is capable of extremely high speeds, the service it carries is just fixed in software at whatever speed you are paying for. 

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Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. Just curious!
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I believe the current highest speed carried by a single fibre is 1Pbps! Not in a domestic environment though 😃

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