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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

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    I'm always surprised by how bad UK's regulation on broadband are, I'm from Brazil and really, they just can't get away with things like this. Over here, you pay not for access but for speed, so my ISP as an example; have packages from 30mb all the way up to 3gb speeds, I pay for 300Mb and they need to deliver at least 80% of that all the time, otherwise it's considered that my service was interrupted untill they're able to give me that 80% of 300mbps once again and while I'm in a "service interupted" situation, I don't pay for my internet even if it only happened during night time when I'm sleeping, they need to deduct that from the bill I'll pay. This ended up creating a situation where ISPs here deliver 10% more boradband than you actually pay for, just for the off chance that there's any problem with the connection. And there are problems, my bill is R$144,00 and there were months when I paid less than R$120,00 thanks to interruptions of the service (144 in Brazilian money is about the equivalent of 30 euros or so). Still, it sems ages beyond what happens in the UK, we get consistent speeds most of the time, there's few outages and we don't end up paying more after a given period, it's actually way more likely that they offer us a cheaper package down the line to keep us from moving to another ISP.
    uk has minimum speeds required and many other laws to not scam customers so not really that bad, there are worse countries (usa)

    problem with uk is copper lines in last mile where physics take control, unless you want to pay for your own optic cable :]

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    We don’t have plans to upgrade your area yet.
    This is typical BT, they'll upgrade cities before anyone else due to population density to claim they're covering "millions" of people. Basic PR fluff, sod the other 25 million households in the UK, essentially they'll cover ~8% of the UK population if they aim for 2 million households. They can't even deliver the speeds they advertise for FTTC, it is literally just theoretical PR nonsense.

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    We've been here before. I'll believe it when I see it.

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    Sounds promising, looking forward to the increase of internet speeds.

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    My rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishty, high-ping, unstable 18Mb remains sceptical. How about providing everyone else with decent broadband first? I'm not even in a rural area!

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    Re: BT confirms plans to launch Gigabit broadband across the UK

    I'll believe it when I see it.
    And I probably won't see it in my area.
    No UK government has ever understood the importance of a decent FTTP network that reaches the majority of the population.
    With the country on lock-down the current paucity of quality coverage is going to be writ large as everyone and his dog start streaming 24/7.

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