Old Faithful and Distance

 When copper wires get old, they are subject to corrosion.  They can't transmit as well as they used to.  They also lose their ability to transmit data as you get farther away from the transmission site.

When copper wires get old, they are subject to corrosion.

They can't transmit as well as they used to.

They also lose their ability to transmit data as you get farther away from the transmission site.


With more than two decades of internet under our belt, our tolerance for sub-par download speeds is at an all-time low. We expect to see what we’re searching for in seconds, and if we don’t, we make our voices heard. - Joseph Hanlon - Whistle Out
— https://www.whistleout.com.au/Broadband/Guides/ADSL-speed-why-so-slow
 This is from the above article and shows how dramatically DSL speed diminishes with distance. Certainly on the island we may not encounter long distances but either method provides less than 25MBS.

This is from the above article and shows how dramatically DSL speed diminishes with distance. Certainly on the island we may not encounter long distances but either method provides less than 25MBS.