• UK £6 phone tax per year to improve broadband
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[QUOTE=GeeBee;17496762]uhh only if youre with some shitty company like talk talk or virgin. BT is the way to go :c00l:[/QUOTE] BT are so-so, when you want to join the big boys try BE. (Or virgin 50MB the only decent virgin package)
BE are good. I don't ever want to be with Virgin because of the name really. Out of everything the company could of been called, why Virgin?
[QUOTE=XSarcYX;17495416]50p a month? If you can afford broadband, you can afford that. I think the complaints [b]really[/b] come from how it's [i]certain[/i] they'll boost that price ten-fold in a few years. The greedy bastards. :argh:[/QUOTE] Only people who don't have a broadband line pay it.
[QUOTE=XSarcYX;17495416]50p a month? If you can afford broadband, you can afford that. I think the complaints [b]really[/b] come from how it's [i]certain[/i] they'll boost that price ten-fold in a few years. The greedy bastards. :argh:[/QUOTE] 50p x 10 = £5 £5 x 12 = £60 Still not that much money
why should i pay extra money for my cable connection to improve someone else's phone line connection?
[QUOTE=SirDigby;17500983]why should i pay extra money for my cable connection to improve someone else's phone line connection?[/QUOTE] it's completely the other way, but thanks for posting.
[QUOTE=SirDigby;17500983]why should i pay extra money for my cable connection to improve someone else's phone line connection?[/QUOTE] because you already pay for health care, education and a multitude of other things.
BT is launching 20MB broadband I'm cumming
[QUOTE=smurfy;17517229]BT is launching 20MB broadband I'm cumming[/QUOTE] Wait what. You can get like 100/100 if you live in a big city of a developed country.
[QUOTE=smurfy;17517229]BT is launching 20MB broadband[/QUOTE] Except it will be so intermittent it will be more like 20 KB. [editline]09:16PM[/editline] Fucking BT
Im getting 800kb average download on most downloads. 1MB on big stuff and i got up to 3.4 on steam the other day. Everyone in my area gets less than half that. I'm on 20mb broadband with virgin. Didn't get these rates until they finally decided to replace my 5 year old modem. Mom pays about 50 or 40 a month for the full tv package (with movies since we've been on their service so long) unlimited calls and 20mb broadband. We practically live on benefits and barley get by with them. I really don't think this needs improving.
What the fuck UK? I don't remember you sucking this bad on internet access, what the hell? 20MBs? What the fuck is that? You call that broadband?
[QUOTE=MachiniOs;17495441]Why are people complaining? This would do wonders for buisness, if south africa did this they'd have better broadband within a few years.[/QUOTE] Africa in general would have a lot of things based on if scenarios.
[QUOTE=evilking1;17517669]Wait what. You can get like 100/100 if you live in a big city of a developed country.[/QUOTE] [url]http://speedtest.net/global.php[/url] Top country is South Korea with 21.48 What are you talking about
[QUOTE=smurfy;17518965][url]http://speedtest.net/global.php[/url] Top country is South Korea with 21.48 What are you talking about[/QUOTE] Talking about the maximum speed not the average of a country.
50MB from Virgin is the fastest I've heard of. I ask again, what are you talking about
Universities and companies have 100/100, to the home average is something like 6mb.
The thing is though, i live in the south west (england) where there is shit internet, now if the money paid from the south west went to improve the south west and not the main citys like london some more it would be great. But i doubt this so il be paying to improve someone elses internet.
[QUOTE=smurfy;17519088]50MB from Virgin is the fastest I've heard of. I ask again, what are you talking about[/QUOTE] [url]http://broadcastengineering.com/hdtv/swedish-internet-40gbs-home-connection-0717/[/url] There really are no limits, it's just the awful pipes in the UK. You can get a 100mbs in Finland for 60$/month with all unlimited.
[QUOTE=evilking1;17519136][url]http://broadcastengineering.com/hdtv/swedish-internet-40gbs-home-connection-0717/[/url] There really are no limits, it's just the awful pipes in the UK. You can get a 100mbs in Finland for 60$/month with all unlimited.[/QUOTE] this. as i said earlier bt have been laying down fibre optic slowly for years, so maybe we'll get better soon.
Thank fuck. I have 8mb/s (apparently) but we don't even get 2mb/s. I was waiting for something like this to happen. We're paying for broadband we aren't even getting the right amount for.
[QUOTE=Exilion06;17520664]Thank fuck. I have 8mb/s (apparently) but we don't even get 2mb/s. I was waiting for something like this to happen. We're paying for broadband we aren't even getting the right amount for.[/QUOTE] Problem = the copper only can use the 2mb Solution = buy the 2mb instead of 8.
My ISP, TalkTalk, is a bit of a :downs: when it comes to connections, especially when thunderstorms are abound.
Isn't virgin selling 50mbps for like a really stupidly cheap price. Wait yeah they are because Hezzy has it.
Be/Virgin are the most cumworthy ISPs
I'd pay this. I'm still on 512KBit, but my town is upgrading to fibre to the cabinet in 2010, thank god.
I have to pay like twenty pounds a month for my mobile broadband/dial up/whatever it is... because my Mum is black listed and we can't get with any company like BT or Virgin...
most of the uk's infrastructure is phone lines, copper cables - as they were the first to lay them or one of the first. so most of the internet connections use the phone lines. however, in the countries that were not developed at the time the uk started rolling out the copper cables, all they needed to do now is just roll out fibre which they have done. the uk has got used to copper cables but it is changing now
[QUOTE=Takato;17533896]I have to pay like twenty pounds a month for my mobile broadband/dial up/whatever it is... because my Mum is black listed and we can't get with any company like BT or Virgin...[/QUOTE] Blacklisted why?
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