Green ISP News http://www.greenisp.net/blog Green ISP News and stories, subscribe to news Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:47:48 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Green ISP Launches latest new “up to 330Mb/s” Ultra fast Broadband (G.fast) http://www.greenisp.net/blog/green-isp-launches-latest-new-up-to-330mb-s-ultra-fast-broadband-g-fast http://www.greenisp.net/blog/green-isp-launches-latest-new-up-to-330mb-s-ultra-fast-broadband-g-fast#respond Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:46:26 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=582 Hi there.

Good news for Internet need for speed customers out there.

Green ISP today Officially launches it’s g.fast up to 330Mb/s “Ultra Fast” broadband offering, also known as G.fast.

http://www.greenisp.net

It’s a G.fast based ‘up to’ 330Mbps (50Mbps upload) ultrafast broadband package with unlimited usage. The service is priced from £41.99 per month but does NOT include line rental, there’s 2 options starting from 160/30Mb/s Down/Upload and the 330/50Mb/s faster service at £46.99.

 

G.fast explained

The ITU-T founded the G.fast group in 2011 to develop the G.fast standard, which has been supported by several operators, chipset manufacturers and equipment vendors.

G.fast distribution points are usually placed within 250 metres of premises to be connected.

The term FTTdp (Fibre To The distribution point) is commonly associated with G.fast. Deployment scenarios involving G.fast initially focused on bringing fibre closer to the customer than traditional FTTC. The distribution point could be deployed in different locations. For example, it could be positioned:

  • in a manhole
  • on a pole
  • in a mini-cabinet

at a relatively close distance (within about 250 metres) to the premises to be served. It could also be located at the entrance (inside or outside) of a building.

In FTTdp deployments, a limited number of subscribers are attached to one fibre node, which acts as a DSLAM. According to Alcatel Lucent, by deploying G.fast at distribution points located 250 metres or less from subscribers, ultra-broadband services can typically be provided to between one and 16 subscribers from each distribution point.

More recently, it is understood that there is increasing interest in deploying G.fast in existing fibre street cabinets, to minimise investment costs. This would initially increase the maximum download speed for premises close to a fibre street cabinet from 80 Mbps currently to about 300 Mbps.

G.fast uses much higher frequencies than VDSL2 to achieve much higher speeds, albeit with more limited range

Compared with VDSL2, G.fast makes use of higher frequencies transmitted along the copper cables.

Thanks for reading.

 

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Ghanaian’s protest over expanded military deal with U.S. worth Millions of Dollars http://www.greenisp.net/blog/ghanaians-protest-over-expanded-military-deal-with-u-s-worth http://www.greenisp.net/blog/ghanaians-protest-over-expanded-military-deal-with-u-s-worth#respond Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:29:39 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=576 Hello again…

This one came to my attention today, the US is unknown to most of imposing itself and with what appears to be a kind of bribe or deal with corrupt leaders, in vulnerable states around the world in its quest to spread the American Dream around the world? You only have to read John Perkins Confessions of an Economic Hit Man to know this seems to be a trend going on for decades……

Anyway, Thousands of people took to the streets of Ghana’s capital this week March 2018, Accra, to protest the government’s decision to expand military cooperation with the U.S.

The deal, which lawmakers approved on March 23, allows the U.S. to station forces in the country and use its radio spectrum, according to parliamentary documents. The NDC, which President Nana Akufo-Addo’s New Patriotic Party unseated from power in a December 2016 election, boycotted the legislative vote.

The deal, which lawmakers approved on March 23, allows the U.S. to station forces in the country and use its radio spectrum, according to parliamentary documents. The NDC, which President Nana Akufo-Addo’s New Patriotic Party unseated from power in a December 2016 election, boycotted the legislative vote.

Pic: AFP.com

Police say around 3,500 protesters took part. Some voiced unease over the growing US military expansion in Ghana and beyond. “As a right-thinking citizen, I am here to fight for my country. I am against selling our peace and security for $20 million,” Gifty Yankson, a 49-year-old trader, told the media.

Similar protests against US military presence took place in different locations across the globe. The Japanese island of Okinawa is one of the most active venues of anti-American rallies. In recent years, demonstrations lambasting the US military occurred in Italy and the Czech Republic.

In Italy, locals have repeatedly voiced their unease over the US Dal Molin Army base. The country has one of the highest numbers of US bases in the world, and is the second-largest state in Europe after Germany which hosts an American military presence.

Sources:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-28/ghanaians-protest-in-accra-against-military-agreement-with-u-s

https://www.rt.com/news/422651-ghana-us-military-protests/

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One BIG Problem with BitCoin and Mining them – Energy requirements http://www.greenisp.net/blog/one-big-problem-with-bitcoin-and-mining-them-energy-requirements http://www.greenisp.net/blog/one-big-problem-with-bitcoin-and-mining-them-energy-requirements#respond Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:55:21 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=569 Hi there.

Here at Green ISP we have been making folk aware of the innovative and de-centralizing elements of money transactions and the “BlockChan” via Bitcoin and other Crypto currencies such as Etherium etc…

One BIG Issue that is starting to become mainstream in the wake of the popularity of bitcoin (especially for speculation purposes) is the vast amount of Energy required to complete a single transaction and the massive energy requirements to mine a coin, or part of a coin.

We locate some of our Hosting services in a datacentre in Icelend as it is 100% renewable and to take advantage of free cooling, however when it comes to others using iceland to mine Bitcoin it’s a different story?  “This year, electricity use at Bitcoin mining data centres is likely to exceed that of all Iceland’s homes”, according to Johann Snorri Sigurbergsson, spokesman for Icelandic energy firm HS Orka.

The crypto-currency mining industry in Iceland was recently given a boost thanks to the launch of The Moonlite Project – a large data centre where various crypto-currencies, including Bitcoin, will be mined.

It is set to open later this year and will have an initial capacity of 15 megawatts, though this is expected to increase in the future.

It’s certain that the increasing energy burden of bitcoin transactions will divert progress from electrifying the world and reducing global carbon emissions. In fact, I’d guess it probably already has. The only question at this point is: by how much?

I believe that the rise in popularity of Bitcoin as a way of making money without taking into account the environmental impact could be a risky path, especially if we loose sight of what the Blockchain can offer with Bitcoin bolted on as a tool rather than a speculative means to no end?

Sounds very familiar to me (current monetary system out of whack with an resources based economics)…

Food for thought?

Sources: grist.org and bbc.co.uk

 

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Amazing insight from Paul Verhaeghe http://www.greenisp.net/blog/amazing-insight-from-paul-verhaeghe http://www.greenisp.net/blog/amazing-insight-from-paul-verhaeghe#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 21:04:22 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=565 Say no more…

https://www.rt.com/shows/renegade-inc/416619-business-humans-society-neoliberalism/

Peace.

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Plastic in the Sea’s….. Shocking http://www.greenisp.net/blog/plastic-in-the-seas-shocking http://www.greenisp.net/blog/plastic-in-the-seas-shocking#respond Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:18:23 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=555 If this is not proof that Humans are causing Environmental problems including this one, species collapse and probably Climate Change then i don’t know what else will Wake Us Up?

It is estimated that between four and 12m metric tonnes of plastic makes its way into the ocean each year. This figure is only likely to rise, and a 2016 report predicted that by 2050 the amount of plastic in the sea will outweigh the amount of fish.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/29/if-you-drop-plastic-in-the-ocean-where-does-it-end-up

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Food Waste Update http://www.greenisp.net/blog/food-waste-update Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:08:33 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=551 Hi there again, sorry its been a long time, lots going on at the moment.

Here is another recent news item that we talked about several years ago.


Committee chairman Neil Parish said: “One-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, and in the UK over £10bn worth of food is thrown away by households every year.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39747327

As we have said before here at Green ISP food waste is a real problem, the big Pharma and the likes of Monsanto would like us the think theres a massive food shortage, of course they do, because they can then sell GMO one year switch off seeds and the Pesticides and herbicides that are proving to be so hazardous to other life systems.

http://www.greenisp.net/blog/almost-half-the-worlds-commercial-produced-food-thrown-away

Good reading.

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On the issue of Nuclear Power and Weapons http://www.greenisp.net/blog/on-the-issue-of-nuclear-power-and-weapons Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:56:07 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=542 A couple of things to ponder on, think about?

Hinkley Point Nuclear power station estimated cost – £37 Billion

Trident Nuclear deterrent estimated cost – £200 Billion

(oh, BTW, I thought we had to spend less and save, cut back, have austerity etc, funny how they can come up with the cash when it suits UK, US, French and Chinese corporate interest….

OR

Equivalent Power Output in Renewables of Hinkley point – £160 Billion

Conventional Navy , Army , Air-force, – More than Double Spending rather that cutting back.

Renewable power has grown in the UK to the point where more electricity was generated from biomass, wind, hydro and solar power in 2015 than nuclear power stations.
But it is unlikely the Intergenerational Foundation’s report will shift minds in government, which has cut subsidies for both solar and wind power while pressing ahead with the Hinkley project.

Oh, and there’s the other point of public opinion… the 2016 Trident rally was Britain’s biggest anti-nuclear march in a generation. Like the Anti war Iraq march before that…. Who’s Listening??

More Info:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2016/mar/18/five-ways-to-power-the-uk-that-are-far-better-than-hinkley-point

http://www.newstatesman.com/voices/2013/04/america-tells-britain-pick-replace-trident-or-be-real-military-partner

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/27/cnd-rally-anti-nuclear-demonstration-trident-london

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Portugal runs solely on renewable energy for four days straight. http://www.greenisp.net/blog/portugal-runs-solely-on-renewable-energy-for-four-days-straight Fri, 20 May 2016 13:58:30 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=534 Hello there again.

What a turnaround, only 15 years ago the UK and Portugal were seen as 2 of the the Dirty Countries of Europe, we sent Acid Rain to Scandinavia in the 70’s and 80’s too, because we in the EU we had to do something about that too.

It seems Portugal is taking the idea of Cleaner, more sustainable and renewable enengy production very seriously indeed, AND in a So Called time of Austerity and Hardship…

You would think, that if the UK for example was (as the current Government put it themselves) Quote… “the Greenest Government Ever” and also while we boast of the size and power of our economy, needing a referendum on membership to the EU, that we could show Jonny Foreigner a thing a too about the matter.

PV_Portugal

Last year in Portugal, wind provided 22% of electricity and all renewable sources together provided 48%, and in part has been spurred by the EU’s renewable targets for 2020.

Only Austria, Latvia, Finland and Sweden are expected to have a higher share by 2020, while the UK, comparatively, the UK total is floating at a total of about 20%, which is a great improvement on how low it was 15 years ago, still, with a potential of 100% renewables due to all the wind, wave and hydro etc, we should in fact be the EU Leader?? i wonder why not?

Anyway.

Have a read of these two articles linked below.

Thanks.

Sources:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/portugal-runs-entirely-on-renewable-energy-for-four-consecutive-days-a7035561.html

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/18/portugal-runs-for-four-days-straight-on-renewable-energy-alone

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Is Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest Saved? Looks like it…. http://www.greenisp.net/blog/is-canadas-great-bear-rainforest-saved-looks-like-it Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:13:19 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=528 Indigenous tribes, logging firms and environmental groups in Canada have struck a deal to protect one of the world’s largest tracts of temperate Rainforest.

The Great Bear Rainforest on the Pacific coast of British Columbia is home to many animals and ancient trees.

Importantly, Logging will be banned across a huge area of the forest.

Environmental campaigners say it is a model for resolving similar land-use disputes around the world.

The forest is inhabited by the spirit bear, a rare sub-species of the black bear with white fur, and is also home to 26 aboriginal groups, known as First Nations.

Its enormous habitat covers 32,000 sq km (12,000 sq miles) on the Pacific coast of Canada, helping purify both air and water, and is an unspoiled home to grizzly bears, wolves and cougars.

canadaforest

Let us hope this deal paves the way to Stop any future plans for oil or gas exploration or any pipelines throgh the region?

“Our leaders understand our wellbeing is connected to the wellbeing of our lands and waters,” said Chief Marilyn Slett, president of Coastal First Nations.

“If we use our knowledge and our wisdom to look after our lands and waters and communities, they will look after us into the future.”

The announcement comes nearly two years after a landmark Supreme Court decision that granted title to a vast swath of British Columbia’s interior to the Tsilhqot’in First Nations, who had gone to court to stop logging in their traditional lands.

That decision has bolstered First Nations across the province, who now have a legal precedent for fighting development on their territories.

Comments please….

Sources:

http://america.aljazeera.com

http://www.bbc.com/news/

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More or Moore on Carbon Nano Tube application http://www.greenisp.net/blog/more-or-moore-on-carbon-nano-tube-application Sat, 12 Sep 2015 07:59:38 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=524 Moore’s Law is one of the least reported stories in technology today.

That old canard says that the number of transistors that’s possible to fit onto a chip will double every two years.

That,s when using Silicone that is?

To add to our Previous Post about what Carbon Nano Tubes could do and how they are made and could cone from, here’s another possible application.

See this

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/185688-ibm-betting-carbon-nanotubes-can-restore-moores-law-by-2020

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