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Old 13-11-17, 05:21 PM
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I like the idea, I just see it being heavily abused. Everyone will try to find loop holes for sure. Then policies will need to be amended, or looked at again.

In that time, ISP will be forced to raise pricing "slightly" to cover costs of claimants, meaning you may see some shut down or get bought out..
As minor is it seems, this will hit ISP companies hard.


I think what needs to be addressed is the fact that you have to pay for some speed packages e.g. 40/40, leaving you with no alternatives, even though its impossible for you to get that 40/40 speed due to location etc. With that in mind, why should you have to pay for something you are not getting. This can also lead to massive ISP complaints through Ofcom's new plans.
I know this is what I've already said in this thread, but I'm just glad to see someone else know how frustrating it is to pay more or the same for an inferior service just because of location. I don't expect 100Mb broadband in the middle of nowhere, but I don't expect to pay for 100Mb broadband either when I can only get 4Mb.

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Old 14-11-17, 08:42 AM
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I know this is what I've already said in this thread, but I'm just glad to see someone else know how frustrating it is to pay more or the same for an inferior service just because of location. I don't expect 100Mb broadband in the middle of nowhere, but I don't expect to pay for 100Mb broadband either when I can only get 4Mb.
I dont have that issue anymore, but I certainly did 2 years ago. I had to pay for a 100/80 even though I could only get 20/10.

Luckily the company paid for it and then stepped in to give me the speeds in my signature since they didnt want their engineers trying to save the countries network while working from an unstable connection
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Old 14-11-17, 01:50 PM
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I know this is what I've already said in this thread, but I'm just glad to see someone else know how frustrating it is to pay more or the same for an inferior service just because of location. I don't expect 100Mb broadband in the middle of nowhere, but I don't expect to pay for 100Mb broadband either when I can only get 4Mb.
See that is the ironic part. Twice now I have lived in the sticks (once literally) and both times I paid £50 a month for the internet and had a 60/100gb cap and got about 4mb. Bear in mind that the £50 was just for the internet, not the line rental.

I move to a busy area, all of a sudden I can have 76mb unlimited for £43 a month all in, phone and all (and the call packages for all day calling etc).
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See that is the ironic part. Twice now I have lived in the sticks (once literally) and both times I paid £50 a month for the internet and had a 60/100gb cap and got about 4mb. Bear in mind that the £50 was just for the internet, not the line rental.

I move to a busy area, all of a sudden I can have 76mb unlimited for £43 a month all in, phone and all (and the call packages for all day calling etc).
Yep. It's horrendous. I think it's just laziness on their part for not bothering to set up a variable pricing structure. They just want a fixed charge on everyone because it's easier. That's my theory; could be wrong.
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Yep. It's horrendous. I think it's just laziness on their part for not bothering to set up a variable pricing structure. They just want a fixed charge on everyone because it's easier. That's my theory; could be wrong.
In the areas I was in it was simple tightness and nothing more. The lines were 40 years old and they didn't want to spend the money updating them because there was nothing in it for them. So they over charged, over sold (my net would come to a crawl at times) and took the pee. Zen (who I was with when I lived here, £50 a month for 100gb down) told me that the lines were literally close to collapse. BT had over sold them and over sold bandwidth. I hated it, because no matter what ISP you signed up with here you got the same crappy terrible service. There was no getting away from it, it was all on the old BT lines

Since I moved out of my mother's Sky came along and put in fibre thank god, so the first thing I did was switch my mother onto that... £15 a month cheaper and she has 70+mb free calls etc.
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