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    News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

    BT steps up speedy broadband efforts as competition with Virgin continues.
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    Re: News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

    Northern Ireland is being ditched in these tests despite being the first to get 100% broadband availability!!
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    Re: News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

    You can get fibre optic broadband with speeds of up to 40Mb now.

    Seems a bit daft, the box is just down the road and yet I can only get 18Mb, think I'll stick with 50Mb virgin :/

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    Re: News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

    In Fife ? Dalgety Bay.... Fife?! .... Dalgety Bay.... *HEAD EXPLODES*

    Can't say I am too enthusiastic about BT's "ambitions" I live 15 minutes outside of Edinburgh city and have no access to Fibre or any high speed ADSL, best I am able to get is a 3MB connection.

    Wonder how many more years I will have to wait til I see the benefits of this scheme.



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    Last edited by TooTay; 10-08-2010 at 05:55 PM.

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    Re: News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

    Quote Originally Posted by TooTay View Post
    In Fife ? Dalgety Bay.... Fife?! .... Dalgety Bay.... *HEAD EXPLODES* Can't say I am too enthusiastic about BT's "ambitions" I live 15 minutes outside of Edinburgh city and have no access to Fibre or any high speed ADSL, best I am able to get is a 3MB connection. Wonder how many more years I will have to wait til I see the benefits of this scheme. Dalgety bay.....
    Yep, bit of a shocker to me too - next thing you know they'll be putting major sporting events in some place other than London.
    Of course, you could always relocate to the Kingdom - after all there's no tolls on the bridge these days (although FETA make damn sure to dig it up regularly)
    In what could be perceived as a challenge to Virgin Media, Brendan Dick added: "BT is the only company consistently investing in a range of broadband technologies across Scotland."
    "Could be a challenge" - ha. Definitely a challenge. And one I'd just love VM to rise too - although I'm pretty sure that they're so poor that it ain't going to happen.
    The spat gained momentum in early 2009 when BT announced the 29 locations that would benefit from its fibre-optic broadband service this year. Virgin coolly responded with a list of locations that could already receive Virgin's 50Mb/s service.
    VM's got the lead on download speeds, but if BT can deliver 10Mb/s upload then that's a good deal faster (I think) than VM's. Of course, when/if VM start selling the 100Mb/s (or better still the in-trial 200Mb/s) service then even the "up to" 60Mb/s that BT's promising is going to look a little skimpy.

    That said I'm quite happy with my squitty little 10Mb/s service - I regularly get 1200KB/s download speeds and it's very reliable.

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    Re: News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

    Its all a bit of a joke really, you see the super fast phrase thrown about often.

    In my previous house which was about 600 metres away from the exchange i got 16Mb speeds.

    My new address which is just over a mile away from the same exchange and I'm lucky if I get 3 Mb.

    Personally I think BT needs to start replacing the old wiring that has been laid instead of pushing out further all the time. Improve on what they have already then push it out into other areas

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    Re: News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

    I dont care for these upgrades since my download speeds are fine, its better upload speeds that concern me. 10Mbits is not bad but not quite there yet

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    Re: News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

    Can people in Fife use computers?

    Joking aside, 40Mbps is nice, who seriously needs or currently uses that though?
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    Re: News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    Can people in Fife use computers?
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    Re: News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

    Yawn!

    More whining about BT.

    Cable is a whole different beat to the old phone system we have in the UK. Virgin have no universal serivce obligations so have no requirement to extend their netowrk to areas they don't see as being finantially viable. Meaning they can cherry pick the most profitable areas to operate. BT have to offer a service to everyone. This is expensive.

    so they should ditch these clever techniques that help to squeeze a little more out of the old infrastructure? (which we have because we built it so damned well in the first place and it didn't get bombed to crap in the war unlike some other countries) Fine, but that will mean that you won't see any improvement in bandwidth except in the highest population densities for a long long time.

    If Virgin offer a better service in your area then well done you. Personally I would like the option but as Virgin haven't significantly increased their network since the rebrand from NTL/Telewest (and not a lot of expansion for a while before that) I would say quite confidently that Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire will never get Virgin cable in any way shape or form.

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    Re: News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

    You people are pleased with 10Mbits for downloading ?

    I have a 45Mbits speed for downloading IN ROMANIA from 2005. Now (it statrs from 2009) a "small" company (RCS&RDS) builds G-PON network in whole country. That means optical fiber to every house . .

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    Re: News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

    Quote Originally Posted by NoKs View Post
    You people are pleased with 10Mbits for downloading ?

    I have a 45Mbits speed for downloading IN ROMANIA from 2005. Now (it statrs from 2009) a "small" company (RCS&RDS) builds G-PON network in whole country. That means optical fiber to every house . .
    But your population is tiny compared to ours. Rolling fibre out to the big countries is much more difficult. Japan/Korea would be better examples - they are way ahead of the Western world.

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    Re: News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

    Waaaahoooooooooooooooo! Ignoring the bit about Dalgety Bay (WTF? DALGETY BAY?!?) It's the 20,000 in Dunfermline that I'm interested in! I've been watching shedloads of BT vans clatter about the place for weeks now so it's about time it was officially announced. They still haven't updated the Infinity website as I'm still listed as being unable to get it. Tried a few other Dunfermline numbers and all no go...
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    Re: News - BT rolls out super-fast broadband in Fife

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    But your population is tiny compared to ours. Rolling fibre out to the big countries is much more difficult. Japan/Korea would be better examples - they are way ahead of the Western world.
    Their population density is also much lower than the UK's, which is key to networking people together cheaply.

    The fact is, BT has been riding the ADSL gravy train to its absolute limits, and they still would be if Virgin wasn't around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Their population density is also much lower than the UK's, which is key to networking people together cheaply.

    The fact is, BT has been riding the ADSL gravy train to its absolute limits, and they still would be if Virgin wasn't around.
    Perhaps, but I can imagine it is easier to install fibre in open area rather than digging up all around central London!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Perhaps, but I can imagine it is easier to install fibre in open area rather than digging up all around central London!
    But London alone probably has the GDP of Romania! In fact, it's better to invest in new cabling in areas of high density; you get more customers for same area. Ergo, it's far better to do up London than some sparsely populated area,

    I think it's ridiculous that they're rolling out "super-fast" broadband when my hometown hasn't even had ADSL2 enabled yet and I only have one LLU. This is going to create a huge bandwidth difference between cities and smaller towns/villages.

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