Government cracks broadband whip

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  1. Dark Atheist

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    Broadband firms could face formal action if they fail to give consumers accurate information about the speed they will get when they sign up. The warning comes from Ofcom as it moves to ensure that net firms do not oversell broadband in advertising.
    Customers should get specific data about the speed on their line or be able to back out of the deal.
    The regulator said new guidelines on the selling of broadband should come into force early in 2008.


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    I think I'm begining to realise why redbull is still in business...
     
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    ITS LIKE CRACK IN A CAN!!
     
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    Carpo + News submissions = digital diahorrea. AKA keeping redbull in business.
     
  7. Dark Atheist

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    i see - would have been nicer to say please stop :p
     
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    Why? No-one wants you to stop :) I'm just bemused by your ability to find and post news faster than anyone else here :)
     
  9. Dark Atheist

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    you said it was **** or im reading the context wrong :p
     
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    Yes you did :)
     
  11. Dark Atheist

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    no you wrote it wrong ;)

    /me wonders off to find more news
     
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    speaking of writing wrong.. I'm assuming wonders = wanders :) :p
     
  13. Dark Atheist

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    no in english its wonders :) i know you americans spell things funny like colour and color :p
     
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    Hehe, it is? You sure now?
    Maybe too much exposure to International English? :p
    http://forum.osnn.net/showthread.php?t=92669

    Wander= Walk, roam aimlessly.
    Wonder= Consider, think, muse.

    ;)
     
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    I get lost easily if I wonder while I wander.

    /off to lunch, and get lost...
     
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    Thanks for finding this thread...
     
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    I'm back. I guess I didn't stray far enough...
     
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    Hrmm, sitting at a computer I don't think "wander" would be correct, "wonder" certainly seems to fit better in this context. It is this supreme level of intuition possessed by Carpo which holds him steadfast in his quest to find the best news the quickest.
     
  20. Dark Atheist

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    umm thanks??? :rolleyes: