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

24 Mar 2010   #31
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

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The auction for next-generation mobile phone licences in the UK is over, leaving Chancellor Gordon Brown with a £22.47bn ($35.4bn) windfall...
BBC NEWS | Business | UK mobile phone auction nets billions


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25 Mar 2010   #32
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I don't think it's about some liberal ideas of being nice to kids and pensioners.
It's about Britain and the recession. The Government are creating a boost for the IT/Telecommunications sector and placing Britain in, what is perceived to be, a favourably competitive looking position from the international business viewpoint.
Everyone's got broadband, lets do business there
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25 Mar 2010   #33
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

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The auction for next-generation mobile phone licences in the UK is over, leaving Chancellor Gordon Brown with a £22.47bn ($35.4bn) windfall...
BBC NEWS | Business | UK mobile phone auction nets billions
Interesting article, I use Orange and Vodafone on my phones but only as pay as you go, don't bother with Internet on them, in fact they are only really emergency use phones when out of the house and with me that doesn't happen very often so a £10 top up can last months
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25 Mar 2010   #34
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

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Congrats on 1500 posts Joan
Thank you John you're the only one that's noticed
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25 Mar 2010   #35
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

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Congrats on 1500 posts Joan
Thank you John you're the only one that's noticed

Congrats Joan!
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25 Mar 2010   #36
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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Congrats on 1500 posts Joan
Thank you John you're the only one that's noticed
A big congratulations, Joan. Good show.
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25 Mar 2010   #37
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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LOL! I find this amusing, how such a teenie tiny island country which is has a much lower population than the United States and less land to cover for technology to "spread" STILL doesn't have broadband everywhere? we have over 310 million people and probably the 3rd largest country by land (Alaska included) and we have every corner of the country covered with broadband and just about every citizen covered as well with multiple "broadband" options such as DSL, 3G/4G, Cable, FiOS, Satellite, WiFi etc. yet England needs a lameduck politician to push a damn Bill to FORCE everyone to get broadband? England is slow fer sure
It's because our Politicians do everything for short-termist motives > Popularity and keep themselves in vain-glorious POWER longer! (make our party/politician look popular and in a good light)

Decade after decade they screw up long term planning for our transport networks, housing, schools, infrastructure, IT, future energy needs - the list is endless!

UK people are sick of their short-termist attitudes and direct lies to our faces in order to get themselves elected!

And the World can see how bent the majority are with constant scandals being released in the media!
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25 Mar 2010   #38
Tarka Dal

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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.
+1
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Should have passed this here in the US instead of the healthcare bill. Now I'm gonna have to pay taxes for something I'll never use.
I agree. I would have loved to see that bill passed here
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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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I do sometimes think that super-fast broadband (I do stress that [define?] ) is a privilege and not a right.


My god there are some selfish people around.
I won't comment on people and selfishness!
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25 Mar 2010   #39
Tarka Dal

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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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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.


I think that's what differentiates people like yourselves from the few good people in life. Sad isn't it!
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25 Mar 2010   #40
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I note that Gordon Brown is giving £30 million to Sir Tim Berners-Lee ( the Brit who invented the World Wide Web) to set up some kind of complicated British IT support group for guidance etc on how to ensure he stays in at the next election

I don't understand smsff7 and product FRED. Would you really rather have free broadband than free healthcare?
That just makes no sense at all to me
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