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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    If we are with other providers like Tiscali, plusnet, etc. , will we be getting free upgrades to 100Mbps as well?

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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Just got my twenty four megabizzles of Be* activated today. I guess I might be ready for an upgrade here in Bristol North by the end of 2010
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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Just got my twenty four megabizzles of Be* activated today. I guess I might be ready for an upgrade here in Bristol North by the end of 2010
    Are you getting the full 24mb with BE?

    I'm with them too, 18mb is the highest I've had!

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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    i wonder if sky will take advantage of this
    i have their 16mbit (connected at 13.4, happy enough with that) and would love to go 100mbit

    i'd never make the switch to BT though, i'd rather stick with sky and their absolutely gobsmacking performance than go with BT and their shoddyness

    my neighbour, literally 2 doors away, has the BT 8mbit and its a joke. Downloading from the same places as me rarely gets more than 200kb/s while i get 1.42mb/s

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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Just as we sort our broadband out with Virgin. Will have to keep an eye out on prices.

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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Hope this doesnt take too many years to roll out, although im getting a really good 630kb/s down on BT ADSL, i really do miss having cable broadband through virgin media.

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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    If we are with other providers like Tiscali, plusnet, etc. , will we be getting free upgrades to 100Mbps as well?
    Free?

    To offer this speed, providers will need to buy into the new BT Wholsale model for these high speed services. I don't know when this will happen or how much it will cost. But it will be significantly more than the bargain basement price offered at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tickedon View Post
    Are you getting the full 24mb with BE?

    I'm with them too, 18mb is the highest I've had!
    I sync at 1,412 / 23,929. Haven't had a chance to do a decent test on it yet.
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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Hopefully with VDSL, we can all sync a bit closer to that magic "up to" speed! I still think it's a bit of a joke when ISP's get away with advertising a connection as 8MB, when the average line speed on Max is like 3.4MB or something?

    (I may have pulled that figure out of my bumhole but you get the point!)

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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Quote Originally Posted by Sumanji View Post
    Hopefully with VDSL, we can all sync a bit closer to that magic "up to" speed! I still think it's a bit of a joke when ISP's get away with advertising a connection as 8MB, when the average line speed on Max is like 3.4MB or something?

    (I may have pulled that figure out of my bumhole but you get the point!)

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    So would you rather they had 50* different packages at slightly different speeds? ranging from 512kbit to 8mbit

    Or have it like it used to be when you only got 512kibt, 1mbit and 2mbit. And even if your line was able to support a slightly higher bandwidth connection you coulnd't have it.

    And I remember when it cost me in excess of £25/month for 512kbit and couldn't be happier (well I could have been happier if they didn't make me use the "stingray" or "frog" modem)



    *(I may have pulled that figure out of my bumhole but you get the point!)

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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Oh my word, my exchange is on the list.

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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    VDSL2 deteriorates quickly from a theoretical maximum of 250 Mbit/s at 'source' to 100 Mbit/s at 0.5 km (1640 ft) and 50 Mbit/s at 1 km (3280 ft), but degrades at a much slower rate from there, and still outperforms VDSL. Starting from 1.6 km (1 mile) its performance is equal to ADSL2+.
    This has got me worried.
    I assume that this is from the cabinet since when it starts to degrade the quality.

    And how close will the cabinets be. Will they be like those grey boxes on the ground you get at the moment or will BT be cheap and try and do small villages with just one.

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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    So would you rather they had 50* different packages at slightly different speeds? ranging from 512kbit to 8mbit
    No - I'd rather they were forced to advertise with their average (independently verified) line speed


    Quote Originally Posted by handscombmp View Post
    I assume that this is from the cabinet since when it starts to degrade the quality.... will BT be cheap and try and do small villages with just one.
    Yup, that's from the cab dude, don't fret!

    And yes, I imagine they will cheap out on villages - and rightly so


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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Everyone moaning about how their exchange is currently slow should actually be embracing this new technology! ADSL2+ is quite problematical, after three vallys water dug up the road I live on, my speed has halfed. Be can't do much about it either. This technology is a proper solution, rather than something to treat the symptoms.

    handscobmp, the cab i'm on is about 20 meters away from my home, even my parents how live in cornwall, live only 80 meters away from their cab.
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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Quote Originally Posted by handscombmp View Post
    This has got me worried.
    I assume that this is from the cabinet since when it starts to degrade the quality.

    And how close will the cabinets be. Will they be like those grey boxes on the ground you get at the moment or will BT be cheap and try and do small villages with just one.
    One per village? What kind of luxury cloud cuckoo land are you living in? My exchange two villages from here, a distance of over two miles as the bird flies or nearly 4 by road

    No wonder my connection sucks, ADSL over those distances

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    Re: News - BT names its next 69 super-fast broadband locations

    Quote Originally Posted by McPhee View Post
    One per village? What kind of luxury cloud cuckoo land are you living in? My exchange two villages from here, a distance of over two miles as the bird flies or nearly 4 by road

    No wonder my connection sucks, ADSL over those distances
    I'm pretty certain they were referring to the small cabinets on the streets, not the exchanges....?

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