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Old 26-04-2012, 18:41   #16
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Re: Should I Subscribe to 100Mb?

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Consumer expectations these days...
yeah it is quite sad. But then again I suppose it depends what you use the connection for and how frequently. None of my family would have a clue what speed they were getting if you asked them.
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Old 26-04-2012, 22:06   #17
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Re: Should I Subscribe to 100Mb?

According to BT they are already advertising "Up To" 100Mb internet in some areas and can be checked out here:
http://www.productsandservices.bt.co...?topicId=33828

Also check this out what BT are planning:

http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/new...oadband_trial/

BTW according to the check on that page above i can get Infinity 30.1Mb/5.7Mb approximate which is not bad but not great either.

On another note, I just wish our telecommunication systems was easier just like in Japan where they have fiber trunks\switches to nearly every street corner on a pole and then they feed a fiber line into your property and bingo 100+Mb instantly the whole process takes less than a hour to get it up and running!, here it seems to be so lathargic its unreal!

Other countries for example old russian states have 100/150Mb+ Fiber broadband already & have done for the last few years, Korea are sayin they want 1Gb (1024Mb) internet in the next 12-24 months not years!!
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Old 26-04-2012, 22:13   #18
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Re: Should I Subscribe to 100Mb?

how cool would it be to be able to host your own games server on a 1000/200
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Old 26-04-2012, 22:39   #19
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Re: Should I Subscribe to 100Mb?

I have to admit i think even 500Mb would be sufficient! :P
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Old 26-04-2012, 23:36   #20
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Re: Should I Subscribe to 100Mb?

Far be it from me to defend anyone, but part of the problem - and it's not confined just to telephone infrastructure - is that we in the UK were often among the first to install something. The result is that we also have the oldest, least efficient systems. And although the obvious response is to say "well, install a new one then", that's not so easy unless it was designed from the outset with some sort of expectation of upgrading. Again, that's more true these days but wasn't the case in the nineteenth century...
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Other countries for example old russian states have 100/150Mb+ Fiber broadband already & have done for the last few years, Korea are sayin they want 1Gb (1024Mb) internet in the next 12-24 months not years!!
BT intend to release 1Gb broadband within the next 13 months.
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Old 27-04-2012, 20:14   #22
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Re: Should I Subscribe to 100Mb?

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BT intend to release 1Gb broadband within the next 13 months.
I await in baited breath to see that one pulled out the bag! (and when i say this i mean a commercial release of 1Gb NOT a trial)

Well let me put it this way, half of Japan was swept away by a Tsunami and yet they managed to get back to "some" form of normalcy in vast majority of places within a year and nearly all by 15-16 months, now thats what i call WORKING FAST! The simple fact is like other people have said, "we are the first to build it" but in my opinion always the laziest to keep it maintained.

I mean if they had just listend to the demands of the public few years back and watched the way the BB market was unfolding and at what rate it was expanding at we would probably all have 300-400Mb by now!

Its not all this either, they should take on other countries tried and tested methods too. This way people in rural parts would be able to enjoy the fast lane also instead of being in the "not economically viable" bracket!
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Re: Should I Subscribe to 100Mb?

Given that they successfully released 80mbps ahead of schedule, 330mbps only slightly behind (commercial release will be May/June) I see no reason 1Gbps won't also be released according to plan.
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Re: Should I Subscribe to 100Mb?

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BT intend to release 1Gb broadband within the next 13 months.
I'm guessing that will that be FTTP only?
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I'm guessing that will that be FTTP only?
as will 330

The launch for all FTTP on demand was Jan 2013 the last I heard
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Re: Should I Subscribe to 100Mb?

Same here, i heard FTTP was going to be around the 2013 mark but did not know when.

Just wish that there were other competing companies, other than BT or Virgin!! Feels a bit unfair really that we only have the option of 2 what happened to monopolisation and compertition, do they not exist any more?

Before you say i am aware there are other companies doing same services but they still "rent" it off of BT for the moment and not on an LLU basis either!
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