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Windows 7: At last! Broadband for all in the UK.

22 Mar 2010   #1

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At last! Broadband for all in the UK.

Gordon Brown has said Labour plans to give every home in the UK access to super-fast broadband.
In a speech, the prime minister called high-speed web access "the electricity of the digital age" which "must be for all - not just for some".


BBC News - Gordon Brown's super-fast broadband for all plan

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22 Mar 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Was there talk a little while ago about the BBC having to subsidise the installation of the necessary new cabling from the Licence Fee?
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22 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

yes that was one of the ideas being floated, as well as a 50p/month "broadband tax" i welcome this move, but its "section 17" of this bill which troubles me, cutting off suspected illegal filesharers with almost no evidence
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22 Mar 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

But I think that will be the last resort. It was suggested that a "number" of warnings would be issues first. Mind you when you look at the total estimated loss to the revenue for unpaid tax on illegally downloaded media this would build a couple of new hospitals every year.

BTW I see the Rep icon is missing from this thread!
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22 Mar 2010   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

We all pay for everything. When a government of whatever color talks of spending money it comes from our pockets one way or another.
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22 Mar 2010   #6

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Looks like UK might be competing soon enough with South Korea's excellent broadband and cable infrastructure
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22 Mar 2010   #7

 

why should I have to pay 50p per month for other ppl to get broadband ??? do as I do and buy it !!!! if gordon brown want all the ppl to have fast broadband ,then let him an his goverment supply it . this is another tax on the ppl . ok some might say its only 50p ,but 50 p a month is not on . what about ppl without a land line they dont have to pay . its as bad as the works parking tax in nottingham to fund a stupid tram service. I certainly know who iam voting for come may , local and election . power to the ppl !!!!!
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22 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
Gordon Brown has said Labour plans to give every home in the UK access to super-fast broadband.
In a speech, the prime minister called high-speed web access "the electricity of the digital age" which "must be for all - not just for some".


BBC News - Gordon Brown's super-fast broadband for all plan

Wahoo! even though i have fiber-optic make it faster brown >
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22 Mar 2010   #9

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there

My take on all this is if people want High Speed (20 MB) Broadband why should OTHERS such as UK Pensioners (the UK state Pension is probably the LOWEST in W.Europe) have to subsidise this.

Why can't people who CONSUME these services pay for them --after all I wouldn't put High speed Broadband on a "Can't do without" category.

Things like Healthcare and Education can be argued about who should pay and what degree of involvement a Central Government should be concerned with but Broadband definitely comes into a "Consumers Choice" category.

Nice to have of course - but should be funded by the people who WANT the service.

In the UK I suspect an Election is in the offing and it looks like the incumbent government is making last minute Bribes to an already highly sceptical electorate.

As an observer who is currently on Contract in the UK I'm actually looking foreward the debate as it's often much more interesting to view the whole thing as part of an unbiased outsider.

Cheers
jimbo
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22 Mar 2010   #10

 

If people want super fast broadband then they should move somewhere it's available and not expect me to subsidise their new connection
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