News BT offers investment plan for universal 10Mb/s broadband

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  1. bit-tech

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  2. Hustler

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    10mb/s!!!

    Lets party like its...2005.
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Not a ******* hope...
     
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    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Translation: BT bribes the government with less than *2% of its yearly profits in exchange for dropping regulatory requirement.

    *is my maths correct?
     
  6. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    What annoys me here is yet again all they care about is the download speed. I live in a rural area lucky enough to get fibre, so people assume because I'm on fibre it's fast. Not exactly. I went from 2:1 on rADSL to 20:1 on fibre. I'd happily drop to 10 or 15 down if my upload speed could be increased.

    I should probably add you're all so very lucky to be calling 10Mb/s a "2005 speed", where I live did not even have 2Mb/s back then!
     
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  7. TheMadDutchDude

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    We get a 1:10/1:15/1:10 ratio on the packages we get in our place. 50/5, 150/10 and 300/30 down/up. I wish the up was faster!

    At my parents house, the ratio is close to 2:1 on Infinity, but that's because the download is so **** poor thanks to aluminium cabling. :(

    10 Mbps is still rather slow... we had that in 2005, as said above.
     
  8. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Yep I think (and in my experience) saying a reliable 10Mb/s connection is meets the needs of a typical family is basically true.

    For a lot of people HD streaming is about as intensive as it gets and substantial downloads are relatively rare so having to wait a little longer isn't an issue. Also browsing on a 10Mb/s connection is typically more than sufficient. I say this as a fairly intensive user who has 14Mb/s down.

    As much as 10Mb/s might seem slow and dated for people used to much faster connections, I think taking that as a benchmark for universal availability is probably about right, and filling in the gaps where speeds a totally insufficient should really be a priority.
     
  9. VipersGratitude

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    We should be investing for future requirements, not current.
    Let's not make excuses. Where I live, at least, only one provider can offer speeds exceeding 100Mb/s. All others max out at 76Mb/s. Whereas when I lived in Sweden I had 100Mb/s broadband...That was 15 years ago.
    The UK has under-invested in broadband infrastructure since the beginning. This offering is too little, too late....and probably mostly labour costs because the outdated equipment is now dirt cheap.

    Out of interest I looked up what's on offer in Sweden today. This is what we're competing with, and to convert SEK to GBP - remove the last digit and it's a little less than that.
     
  10. wolfticket

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    *plays the world's smallest violin* :thumb:

    I agree it's a bit of a **** show in general but there are substantial portions of rural UK where less than 50% can get 10Mb/s+ and many can't even get close to that.

    I think that basic infrastructure should be a priority.
     
  11. VipersGratitude

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    ...and "basic infrastructure" should be defined in comparison to other countries, not to a woeful internal past record.
    Unless of course, we just want to watch iPlayer and leave competing in the information age to others.
     
  12. mi1ez

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    At least you're not in Australia... NBN is a right mess.
     
  13. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Oh, deja vu. I can't help but feel we've been here before. Every few years, either the Govt. or BT make a noise about improving the UK broadband infrastructure... and every few years, money gets spent but not an awful lot seems to happen...
     
  14. JR23

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    I'd love 10Mb/s, can't wait for the day they come and throw the 1200m of cable away that runs to our cabinet and maybe they could re-route it so it doesn't practically touch the power cabling too. Hyped already, stop poo pooing the proposal guys.
     
  15. riggs

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    So is it "all homes" or "99%"?

    I'm assuming there's still no hope for my folks. They had 512k ADSL at one point, but after 12 months of sporadic reliability, multiple engineer visits and a 3 month stint where it didn't work at all, they cancelled, all of it, landline included.
     
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