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Examples for the speed of light

Examples for the speed of light

Posted Aug 10, 2012 1:27 UTC (Fri) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
In reply to: Examples for the speed of light by paulproteus
Parent article: TCP Fast Open: expediting web services

it's actually a bit longer than these times as the speed of light you are listing is the speed of light through a vacuum, going through fiber is noticeably slower.


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Examples for the speed of light

Posted Aug 10, 2012 1:30 UTC (Fri) by paulproteus (subscriber, #69280) [Link]

Interesting point!

http://blog.advaoptical.com/speed-light-fiber-first-build... suggests that one should expect approximately a 33% increase in these times for the fiber optics.

(Additionally, they should be doubled due to round-trip time, as per my follow-up comment.)


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