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Old 09-11-15, 11:16 AM
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Government pledges to make fast broadband a legal right

The UK Government has pledged to make fast broadband a legal right for citizens, making a 10Mbps connection a minimum by 2020.



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Old 09-11-15, 11:21 AM
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Sorry but 10Mbps by 2020 is still far too little, far too late. Considering they've trialled and subsequently quietly dismissed FTTP at over 300Mbps and it was fine.. 10Mbps just isn't gonna cut it by 2020.

They need to add a 0 to that and make it a mandatory thing, and put the same kind of laws on it as things like Electricity and Water.
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Old 09-11-15, 11:29 AM
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10 Mbps by 2020? That's still not fast enough imo. A lot of people I know seem to forget that Mbps (Megabit per second) isn't the same as MBps (Megabyte per second). 10 Mbps = 1.25 MBps. I think we can all agree that 1.25MBps is way too slow even by today's standards.
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Old 09-11-15, 11:36 AM
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10 Mbps by 2020? That's still not fast enough imo. A lot of people I know seem to forget that Mbps (Megabit per second) isn't the same as MBps (Megabyte per second). 10 Mbps = 1.25 MBps. I think we can all agree that 1.25MBps is way too slow even by today's standards.
For someone who has been plagued by slow internet over recent years I can tell you that 10Mbps is a godsend compared to 4 or 6. 10 seems like a reasonable minimum IMO as I've never really been bottlenecked by it, i.e. I can still stream and game.
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Old 09-11-15, 11:40 AM
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Yes, but this does mean that all those "middle of nowhere" places in the country will have somewhat decent internet.

If the owrst is 10Mbps, the best and average will be much better.
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Old 09-11-15, 11:58 AM
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Yes, but this does mean that all those "middle of nowhere" places in the country will have somewhat decent internet.

If the owrst is 10Mbps, the best and average will be much better.
I used to live in a farm house in Dorset and our phone line stretched 3/4 of a mile before meeting the exchange lol. That's what you get for living next to green belt !

The internet was awful. £35 a month for a 100gb cap. Then the phone line on top of that and we would get 3mb if we were lucky.

I'm all for this motion tbh.
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Old 09-11-15, 01:14 PM
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If the government are paying for this which 1 of their multi-millionaire buddies is going to be charging double the price to install it all
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I used to live in the middle of nowhere, on a good day and after around 3/4 mile of new cable, i finally achieved a stable 1.3 Mb/s connection. 10Mb/s as a minimum would have been epic. Remember that 8Mb/s is still the theoretical maximum for a lot of places away from towns.
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Somehow I don't think this will happen for me. What they allegedly deliver and what you actually get are two different things in rural areas. While there may be a super bad-ass fibre exchange well exceeding the governments standards supplying my home, it is on the end of 1.2km of copper turds. It is very frustrating because i'm not 'that' far from the exchange they have just taken the stupidest route possible with the cable and then just slung it inches from a high voltage electricity cable. Yey inductance! Two 'engineers' /BT bum minions have acknowledged that it is terrible and that nobody will do anything about it ever. BT won't offer a reduced price as technically they do send 40mb/s, we just end up with an intermittent 6mb/s. As far as the government is concerned our internet is fantastic and the mission to replace all of the exchanges in our village was a total success. The only hope is that one day somebody crashes a truck into enough telegraph poles for them to consider replacing it properly. My guess is it will be exactly the same in 2020.

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Old 09-11-15, 02:46 PM
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if they can increase the average upload speed in rural areas to 10Mbps that wouldn't be terrible...
but 50Mbps down should be a min right now..
actually 50down 10up should be a min right now.

its annoying though.. because i say rurall. but i used to be more rural than i am now. Im closer to the same exchange i was on in the old house. But the internet is pretty much 1/2 the speed it was at the old house..

the old house's infrastructure really sucked so when they updated it it was given a much better foundation.
now im here in the town the infrastructure here did not need to be upgraded to support fibre. but it only supports slower fibre speeds.
Really annoying...
Went from up in the mountains over 2 miles away from the exchange with excelent internet. to in the town 400 yards from the exchange with mediocre internet.
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