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News BT opens UK's fastest LAN cafe

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 28 Jun 2006.

  1. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Yikes!

    Someone always has to go and spoil everyone's fun! As you say, it was good while it lasted. God bless kebab meat, may she rest in pieces.
     
  2. EQC

    EQC What's a Dremel?

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    I could be wrong, but I think the US is even worse. DSL at 1.5 Mbit is relatively cheap (starting at $15/month), but not available everywhere even in suburban areas (like 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles). Cable at 6 Mbit is $50 a month, but you have to buy cable TV at another $50/month to get it. It doesn't go up much from there without spending ridiculous cash. Anything dealing with FIOS is still in experimental stages in only a couple locations as far as I know. Long story short - at school, I'm on a 10 Mbit connection to the outside world (100 Mbit within the network), and when I go home for summer, my folks are still on dial up that is, at best, 40 kbit/s.

    How much do you guys pay for your 8 Mb connections?
     
  3. Krazeh

    Krazeh Minimodder

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    I pay £24 a month for an 17.6/1.3 connection including a static IP
     
  4. yahooadam

    yahooadam <span style="color:#f00;font-weight:bold">Ultra cs

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    thats 1 thing BT wont offer unless your on a business line - a static IP
    infact one of their operators argued with me that you cant get a static IP on broadband
    In america its a bit different, i think they mainly rely on cable, but T1 lines and such are much more accessable over there, and cost alot less then over here, but beacause america is so big its hard to get coverage
     
  5. Krazeh

    Krazeh Minimodder

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    I assume you're referring to BT's ISP offering not providing static IP options unless you're on a business line? I've had a static IP for a long time on home adsl products from other ISPs.
     
  6. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    I'm on £23 per month for 8Mbit/448kbit, with 8 static IPs (I use four) and a 20GB cap. However, I actually get the full 8Mb download speeds, which kicks ass. Also, there's been zero downtime (looking at the router logs) since I got it months ago.

    ch424
     
  7. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    Whats the point in an internet cafe, give me that on my home connection, NOW
     
  8. scifi3018

    scifi3018 Minimodder

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    I do believe that theres a 'kebob/meat' server at nearly every school, the beauty of it is that no one knows about them though :)
    And thats why there still up :)
    But over here in america, i wish that there was some alternative to cable, though i dont teribly mind it over the summer...
    My Uni has a great connection to all the labs (it has research labs across the state), although the connection to dorms is prety lax...
    My dorm had 100mbit b/c they had to refurbish it to add grounded power lines and data. (This was an OLD building). Other 'newer' buildings that were built when 10mbit was the sh!t are SOL though :lol:
     
  9. tkh

    tkh Minimodder

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    Yeah I was speaking to my college technitian and they get 100mb internet in.
     
  10. Hezza

    Hezza What's a Dremel?

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    When i first got adsl going back 5 or 6 years now (god knows why eastbourne was one of the first places to get it) i knew i few people at Manchester uni who had something similar to kebab/meet, they were all on JANET with 10Mbit lines to their rooms which i was so jeleaous of. I could max out my connection for days at a time downloading.

    A few years later i was looking around Carlise uni and we toured the halls and i asked what net connection they had there, the tour guide, quite a geeky guy, said they all had 10Mbit and the currecct record for downloading was 400Gig in 2 weeks (this was 4 years ago when that was just crazy amounts of data) which cost £50 a term (or year, can't remember)

    Sadly i ended up in Swansea with a 128kbit NTL connection that i was paying around £20 a month for. Now i've got a 11.5/1mbit connection during the day, which drops to around 9.5 down in the evenings. I got a letter from Bulldog saying i wasn't gonna be upgraded to their adsl2 service as my line was poor, but i'd already got someone at bulldog to move my profile over and they've not corrected it yet.

    Hez
     
  11. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    Don't get me started on connection speeds. Everyone is offering "up to 8mbps" and when you get it you will never see the sight of 4mbps. I'd rather have 2 guaranteed than "8" running at 256k. On a side note, how would one go about connecting to the internet backbone?

    -ed out
     
  12. yahooadam

    yahooadam <span style="color:#f00;font-weight:bold">Ultra cs

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    i believe you have to goto the tier 1 distributors, tbh i think internet backbone connections are way out of most indivuduals budget, i think even bill gates would wince at a OC768 connection

    I dont know of any, bit tech's webserver is probably hosted on a good line (maybe OC48) so maybe they can tell you in more detail

    BTW - OC connections are 1 way, so you can have either Upload or Download on an OC connection, if you actually want to browse the web - you need 2 (so most hosting companys have big upload, and smaller download)
     
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