Broadband in Britain

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lancer, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Yep, looks like they will offer it. BUT, cable is not widely available. :p
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It would be impressive news, except for the fact that it's going to be at the end of 2006 (Over a year away, and DSL is already at 8mb right now), NTL are the absolute worst service provider in the country, and cable covers very little of the UK.

    Still though, very little progress is still progress.
     
  4. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    sorry i lived in london most of my life, didn't know cable was so scare throughout the rest of the country. bah humbug :)
     
  5. sean.ferguson

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    the cable in my area stops approximately 100ft away from my doorstep. Apparently there isnt enough demand for it to be upgraded, which in my opinion is wrong because at least 80% of the people in my area want it.
     
  6. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    What they're saying is they can't be bothered to upgrade it and can't see themselves making enough money to make it worthwhile!
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    That's all it comes down to. Money.

    Once BT realised that, they at least allowed people to register interest in having their exchange enabled for DSL. Then a few years on, they have enough money to simply enable them all, regardless of interest.

    NTL/Telewest should at least do the same in the way of surveying areas.