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nbn have been running a test in Melbourne using the DOCSIS 3.1 networking standard and have achieved download speeds of 984Mbps and around 100Mbps up. This speed was done using a Hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) setup in the lab and may get you excited about future speeds achievable at your house. When...
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