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    News - Ofcom finds broadband speed disparity within urban areas

    Operators may be targeting wealthier urban areas for their faster connections.
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    Re: News - Ofcom finds broadband speed disparity within urban areas

    Yes that's BT THEY ARE CRAP and the should be given a very high fine, the take the Gov: Grants
    millions of pounds,
    I stay 1 mile away from the phone exchange in Gatehead /Kilmarnock/Ayrshire and all I get is 2meg
    Ofcom is crap as well they do nothing about it they have no power.
    Everything goes to London an other state the poor are kept poor and the rich get richer
    its time the people rose up and tackled the Gov:
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    Re: News - Ofcom finds broadband speed disparity within urban areas

    My office is in London, bang smack in the middle of London. A stone's throw from Liverpool St station, just by the bottom of Brick Lane, in a complex of 65 small businesses. Although our exchange is fibre enabled, BT have said they're not going to upgrade our cabinet 'cause it's not cost effective. So we're all stuck on ~8/0.5. Not doing our businesses any good at all.

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    Re: News - Ofcom finds broadband speed disparity within urban areas

    Quote Originally Posted by tomthum View Post
    Yes that's BT THEY ARE CRAP and the should be given a very high fine, the take the Gov: Grants
    millions of pounds,
    I stay 1 mile away from the phone exchange in Gatehead /Kilmarnock/Ayrshire and all I get is 2meg
    Ofcom is crap as well they do nothing about it they have no power.
    Everything goes to London an other state the poor are kept poor and the rich get richer
    its time the people rose up and tackled the Gov:
    Tom G
    Amen to that!

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    Re: News - Ofcom finds broadband speed disparity within urban areas

    Quote Originally Posted by mark_m View Post
    My office is in London, bang smack in the middle of London. A stone's throw from Liverpool St station, just by the bottom of Brick Lane, in a complex of 65 small businesses. Although our exchange is fibre enabled, BT have said they're not going to upgrade our cabinet 'cause it's not cost effective. So we're all stuck on ~8/0.5. Not doing our businesses any good at all.
    Wouldn't a leased line cost like £500 a month there?
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    Re: News - Ofcom finds broadband speed disparity within urban areas

    Quote Originally Posted by mark_m View Post
    My office is in London, bang smack in the middle of London. A stone's throw from Liverpool St station, just by the bottom of Brick Lane, in a complex of 65 small businesses. Although our exchange is fibre enabled, BT have said they're not going to upgrade our cabinet 'cause it's not cost effective. So we're all stuck on ~8/0.5. Not doing our businesses any good at all.
    have you considered an ethernet first mile connection... it's meant to be more cost effective than leased line etc or even bonded connections.

    As to the article... yeah I just love how they're focusing on the issue in cities... it isn't cities that need the most help getting the higher speeds, it's us outside of a major city. I'll admit I'm lucky in that I could get 24/2 adsl2 if I wanted but the deal I have on 8/1 is just too good to give up, plus I don't actually NEED it any faster at the moment, but it would be nice if I had the option to get fibre if I wanted it

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    Re: News - Ofcom finds broadband speed disparity within urban areas

    Private business in profit-seeking ahead of public service shocker! The idea that tin-pot 'regulators' like Ofcom can bend multi-billion pound businesses to act in the public good is absurd. All privatisation is theft.

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    Re: News - Ofcom finds broadband speed disparity within urban areas

    I wouldn't call it theft.
    Although i would say it's akin to selling off the family silver, then bemoaning that you are paying to much to hire it back.

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    Re: News - Ofcom finds broadband speed disparity within urban areas

    They have had 10 years to upgrade the whole country to Infinity as this work started way back in 2003/4 and had several government grants to help them along their way... Its now 2014 and still no Fibre to Customer only in areas that they deem fit for purpose... VM on the other hand have surpassed themselves but high prices dominate this service and a lack of good customer service also reflects bad.... There is not the right sort of competition to help the consumer get better deals and fairer prices for services....

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    Re: News - Ofcom finds broadband speed disparity within urban areas

    The hand which feeds/gives is also the hand which takes. Any human who believes that entities like “Ofcom” is about Benevolence has yet to realise that the likes of “Ofcom” is also Malevolence, Ofcom’s duality being exposed when the price metaphorically stamped across Ofcom’s head is breached. This is because Malevolence is merely the state when Benevolence is absent much like Darkness is merely the state when Light is absent.

    There is nothing that Ofcom does not know when it comes to the Fun N Games of, say, BT, the nothing which is a big fat zero. As such, when The Know Eet All acts as if something new had, unknowingly, happened on its patch, that is merely the jokers moment of inflexion/vacillation. You know, when the thief starts acting like Da Pooleece. Mun.

    Communications is one of National Security and is not one of Profit & Loss [P&L]. The same reason why postal services do not come under the jurisdiction of P&L otherwise there will be many more where The Postie will not knock. “The Local Loop” [TLL] is one such “National Security” but guess what Da Truly Rusted One did? She used one of her poodles to sell off TLL under the auspices of “De-Nationalisation”. But that is not the only joke. One contemporary UKBB-No.1 joke is that “local councils”, oka the nodernday barons, are handing money hand-over-fist to BT [und no vun else, dahlings] in order to “facilitate” BT to do its duty. And still the joker is asking for more time to implement UKBB-No.1. Paper Tiger Boy “Ofcom”, of course, will dig up all the justifications necessary for the “delay”. Afterall, if you scratch mah back, I’ll furrow yores, sweets.

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    Re: News - Ofcom finds broadband speed disparity within urban areas

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