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

23 Mar 2010   #21
stew2

 

Im on 50mb broadband and thats about what i get but after midnight i get speeds like the 1 in my sig.

I got this as i wanted fast broadband and so i payed for it. While i agree most of britains internet speeds are rubbish its up to the companies involved to lay down fiber optic cables and then for us the consumer to pay to use it.

I dont see why i should pay more taxes or have an increase in my bills so someone else can get broadband. WTF


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23 Mar 2010   #22
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

the problem is that BT who own the majority of our phone network have been sitting on their hands for far too long, and are unwilling to roll out fibre optic broadband to the entire country because they dont feel the returns will justify it,

at the moment its only the cities and major towns that have fibre optic, i live in a rural part of the country on the east coast and we were told that we would be getting ADSL2+ at the end of the month, now less than a week away they have changed their mind and now have "no plans to lay it any time soon"
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23 Mar 2010   #23
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
It's only fair all children should have the same access to the internet.
I'll pay for my child and they can pay for theirs, if people cant afford stuff for their kids then they shouldn't have them rather than just spitting them out and expecting the state and ultimately me to foot the bill.
Well said
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23 Mar 2010   #24
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Now if we all got exactly the same speed of broadband and I mean exactly the same I would have no problems, but you see I don't want to pay someone's internet if they are getting higher speed rate, call me selfish seems unfair to me.
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23 Mar 2010   #25
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hybridfan View Post
Now if we all got exactly the same speed of broadband and I mean exactly the same I would have no problems, but you see I don't want to pay someone's internet if they are getting higher speed rate, call me selfish seems unfair to me.
the point of this tax is not to pay for someone to get faster speed, its to allow those people who cant even get broadband to get it, at a rate of 2mbps minimum,

speaking as someone who until recently due to bandwith constraints with my ISP was constantly being forced down to a mere 512kbps from 5.5Mbps at peak times i can certainly see how frustrating it must be for those who cant get broadband at all
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23 Mar 2010   #26
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
speaking as someone who until recently due to bandwith constraints with my ISP was constantly being forced down to a mere 512kbps from 5.5Mbps at peak times i can certainly see how frustrating it must be for those who cant get broadband at all
That was my normal speed regardless of time of day and I was paying nearly 23 a month for the privilege, it was anytime unlimited, there's no chance of cable around here we can't even get mains gas
I changed back to BT and pay a few pence more for just under 4 Mbps now.

At present it's going to be the latter half of next year before my exchange is put up to 21CN, BT Wholesale is the sole provider and I'm 1.37 k away from the exchange, by road.
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23 Mar 2010   #27
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Congrats on 1500 posts Joan
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24 Mar 2010   #28
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
So many heartless people round here. Talk about not having compassion.
I don't think people are being heartless at all. Granted it is what you think but I think I would not like it at all either.

My reasoning is people should be self sufficient and work hard for they things they need or want. While I live in the US if I did not have Internet, we could easily go to a public library or go to my school and use their computers/wifi connections. There is always an option but some people choose to not use it. (does not count towards people who cant even get access to it in far away areas even though there is satellite web now. )
I am not some person who thinks they are high and mighty, considering my parents started dirt poor and worked hard and it is why I can enjoy using my web and other goodies. I will not forget that and keep going strong.
Today many people want something for nothing and it is what is making the world go sour.
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24 Mar 2010   #29
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zezasu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
So many heartless people round here. Talk about not having compassion.
I don't think people are being heartless at all. Granted it is what you think but I think I would not like it at all either.

My reasoning is people should be self sufficient and work hard for they things they need or want. While I live in the US if I did not have Internet, we could easily go to a public library or go to my school and use their computers/wifi connections. There is always an option but some people choose to not use it. (does not count towards people who cant even get access to it in far away areas even though there is satellite web now. )
I am not some person who thinks they are high and mighty, considering my parents started dirt poor and worked hard and it is why I can enjoy using my web and other goodies. I will not forget that and keep going strong.
Today many people want something for nothing and it is what is making the world go sour.
Very well said.
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24 Mar 2010   #30
manhunter2826

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

I do sometimes think that super-fast broadband (I do stress that [define?] ) is a privilege and not a right.
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