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    Re: News - BT Infinity to offer speeds of up to 80Mbps

    Any idea if this will increase the speeds for those who aren't currently hitting max speed of 40Mbs?

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    Re: News - BT Infinity to offer speeds of up to 80Mbps

    I'm about 2.5 miles from Sheffield city centre and yet I still don't even have a provisional installation date for BT infinity. Sheffield - you know about the 5th largest city in the country and not even a sniff or potential sniff of it. I don't even have the option of Virgin, so I'm stuck at the end of a copper line over 2 miles from the exchange receiving a poultry 2Mbs. I really gets my goat given I can be in the city centre in 5 minutes and there's naff all news on when this might reach us?

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    Re: News - BT Infinity to offer speeds of up to 80Mbps

    Quote Originally Posted by George1 View Post
    I think they should focus on getting the whole country on 20MBPS at least first. We're currently tied into a contract with BT and I have to say I don't like it at all. At the moment my speed is about 1.19MBPS.
    Couldn't agree more - just for devilment I just checked what speed I could expect from BT if I was to switch, answer 3Mb/s. Pretty damned pathetic considering I already get 10x that from Virgin, (with the option to go to 50Meg), and VM's prices are about the same as BT's.

    BTW, I'm in a town, not some rural backwater, (or Sheffield's inner ring - right "cptwhite_uk"?)!

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    Re: News - BT Infinity to offer speeds of up to 80Mbps

    Quote Originally Posted by George1 View Post
    I think they should focus on getting the whole country on 20MBPS at least first.

    We're currently tied into a contract with BT and I have to say I don't like it at all.

    At the moment my speed is about 1.19MBPS.
    This! And then some!

    I know we are about 10 years behind the rest of the world in terms of speed but our infrastructure is about 30. Priorities BT - priorities!

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    Re: News - BT Infinity to offer speeds of up to 80Mbps

    All this is very interesting, but I wonder what they will do with Exchange Only connections. Quite a lot of rural connections are like this. We don't have a street cabinet, we just have a line that go right to the exchange, running a length of Cat5 would work if you were allowed.

    Perhaps FTTP would work in this case, FTTC certainly wouldn't. But even an upgrade to ADSL2+ would be nice

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    Re: News - BT Infinity to offer speeds of up to 80Mbps

    Quote Originally Posted by George1 View Post
    I think they should focus on getting the whole country on 20MBPS at least first.

    We're currently tied into a contract with BT and I have to say I don't like it at all.

    At the moment my speed is about 1.19MBPS.
    *Ahem*

    Laptop via landline:


    Laptop via mobile phone:


    And through the mobile I've had over 4.5Mb/s a few times.. but I've only passed the 1Mb/s barrier through the landline once.

    And yes, I too am in a decent-sized town, and no they don't offer anything faster.

    Guess which one I use more often. Also guess which one I used to d/l Windows 8 beta with, and anything else of any decent size


    And yes, focus on 20Mb/s before bumping up those already on 40Mb/s - though granted, it may be considerably cheaper to boost from 40 compared to raising those with ****y connections to 20 (or 40). If it only costs £1/household to boost from 40 to 80, and £100 to boost from 1 or 2 to 20, I know I'd be tempted to up the 40 to 80..

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    Re: News - BT Infinity to offer speeds of up to 80Mbps

    If you pay very little for internet you shouldn't be complaining it's not up to them to pay for you to have a faster service. There is a massive problem with the up to.. anyway.

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    Re: News - BT Infinity to offer speeds of up to 80Mbps

    The complaint is that he pays the SAME amount as others receiving a far better connection speed. It's not like he is in the sticks either, part of a reasonably sized town.

    I live on a farm 5 km away from the exchange I'm connected to and get 2Mbps comfortably. I pay £29 a month for the landline and internet package and I bet he could get the exact same package from IDNet but it wouldn't change his connection speed.

    How is it acceptable that he pays the same for an internet service that is considerably worse than mine?

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    Re: News - BT Infinity to offer speeds of up to 80Mbps

    Yes please! Love my 40meg connection!

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