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Fiber optic internet access

by jbecohen / March 16, 2009 7:29 AM PDT

How does fiber optic access to t he internet work?

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That's a big question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2009 7:31 AM PDT
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If you wanted
by bmckinneytbg / January 14, 2012 5:25 PM PST
In reply to: That's a big question.
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Lets just say, if...
by ahtoi / March 16, 2009 4:48 PM PDT

it is available in your area, you are lucky.

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Until you find out . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 18, 2009 8:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Lets just say, if...

that they block port 80.

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What happen when port 80 is block and...
by ahtoi / March 19, 2009 2:43 AM PDT

why do the isp want to do that?

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My web site . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 19, 2009 6:33 AM PDT

runs out on port 80. If they block it I could not run my site. They tried to sell me fiber and I asked the door to door salesmen about port 80. They called tech support and confirmed that they do indeed block port 80.

It runs on my server here at my house. Blocking port 80 would prevent me from running my site.

There is a way around it but it's a PITA.

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Isn't that the norm rather than the exception?
by ahtoi / March 19, 2009 6:50 PM PDT
In reply to: My web site . . .

I remember a few years back when I had cable internet and they specifically (on the agreement) prohabit setting up a home web server. Of course it would be allow if I pay extra.

From what I understand, other port can be use but I'll take your word for it as far as PITA go (never have the need to set one up).

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