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    News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    Global broadband leaders revealed and warning of a 'capacity crunch'.
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    Re: News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    I hate the way people describe broadband speed as between you and exchange (or cable thingy) as it means nothing other than the max speed you could hypothetically get.

    Why not get the current 8mbps(adsl) working rather than try to be always on the upgrade path. Give me 5-8mbps and I'll be happy, give me 20mbps contented to hell and I'll be very unhappy.

    Opps I forgot, broadband is nothing to do with speed, it's all about marketing

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    Re: News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    .....‘applications of tomorrow'

    How do they know who is ready for ‘applications of tomorrow'?

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    Re: News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    .....‘applications of tomorrow'

    How do they know who is ready for ‘applications of tomorrow'?
    For starters, a family or shared house wanting to stream multiple HD channels whilst a couple are trying to game online.
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

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    Re: News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    but thats applications of today.

    Whats tomorrow about HD Streams and Online Gaming?
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    Re: News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    but North Korea has topped the chart again.
    Guessing that's a typo.

    As for Britain, well at least we're improving.

    I was going to do a septic peg joke, but apparently there's no good pics of her(him) online

    I demand Cisco send the internet to the past, so that any reference I wish to make from my childhood can be easily found in google image search.

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    Re: News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    but thats applications of today.
    Which I won't be able to get here tomorrow, let alone today.
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    Re: News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    so you are not even ready for applications of yesterday?

    So what they mean is that some places are ready for applications of today and others are not even ready for applications of last week?
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    Re: News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    so you are not even ready for applications of yesterday?

    So what they mean is that some places are ready for applications of today and others are not even ready for applications of last week?
    Yep, that's pretty much it. My conenction's fine for the most part providing I don't tax it too greatly. Still, Cornwall's getting a FTTC/P rollout within the next four years, hopefully we'd have caught up by then

    Just hoping my area is covered. Not enough details available yet, nothing on SamKnows at least.
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Why not get the current 8mbps(adsl) working rather than try to be always on the upgrade path. Give me 5-8mbps and I'll be happy, give me 20mbps contented to hell and I'll be very unhappy.
    Because there are lots of people who will never get 8Mbps ADSL unless they move closer to an exchange. It's a limitation of the technology which can only be solved by investing in FTTC/cable.

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    Re: News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    Whoops twas indeed a typo...thanks for pointing it out!

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    Re: News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    To be honest we always forget that it will only be as fast as the server on the other end. You can have 10000000000Mbps connection but it won't really matter for the most part.

    What these studies don't talk about is upload speeds, if we did an upload speed study I would think we would be miles and miles behind.

    I used to have 512Kbs internet back in 2000 and it had 386Kbps up in 2009 I had 10Mbps internet and it had...... 386K up.
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    Re: News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    Indeed, uploads suck. Makes it tricky working from home at times, especially when needing to throw around large assets.

    The hosts I consume don't seem to be struggling, besides, I'd be consuming more hosts concurrently, not the same host multiple times. Of course, with everyone doing the same, the hosts might start to buckle.

    My main concern at the moment is how long it'll be until we have LLU of fibre. I'm not up for joining BT again and competition will be needed before I sign up, I need a choice in price, throttling, etc.
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    Re: News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    I used to have 512Kbs internet back in 2000 and it had 386Kbps up in 2009 I had 10Mbps internet and it had...... 386K up.
    I'm jelous of you, i have 756k down that i'm happy with but no matter what isp i go with 56k is my max upload here

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear jesus View Post
    I'm jelous of you, i have 756k down that i'm happy with but no matter what isp i go with 56k is my max upload here
    Is this your house?

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    Re: News - UK 'not ready' for next generation broadband

    Here we go, regarding today's announcement; Openreach to offer 110Mbps fibre broadband from March 2011
    The new product, to be part of Openreach's Generic Ethernet Access (GEA) fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) options, will be available from £258 a year (£21.54 per month) at wholesale cost.
    That's wholesale cost though. I've not paid that much for a connection for years. I guess that's going to become the norm for a while, until the investment is seeing a decent return. I'd imagine many will have to be content with their cheap ADSL.
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

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