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UK Broadband Market in chaos.
Aug 28th, 2006 at 2:25am
 
Interesting article in yesterdays Sunday Times.

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,19510-2330140_1,00.html

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Reply #1 - Aug 28th, 2006 at 9:59am
 
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Interesting article in yesterdays Sunday Times.

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,19510-2330140_1,00.html

An interesting article which refers to the 'barrow boy' mentality of certain ISP's and the attitude of Ofcom to spurious claims of 'up to 8Mbps':

The ASA’s broadband press officer, Matt Wilson, seemed unaware that, for technical reasons, no “up to 8 Mbps” claim can be fulfilled: “If some people can get 8Mbps, then it’s fair to advertise that service as up to 8Mbps.” He insisted that the ASA’s role was to keep advertising truthful: “Performance issues are for Ofcom.” And Ofcom’s response? “If people are unhappy... they should contact the ASA.” Talk about passing the buck.

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Reply #2 - Dec 18th, 2006 at 4:01pm
 
How many ISPs tell you how much you are downloading so that you know you are on the best package? Naturally, Ofcom do not make it compulsory that ISPs must notify their customers how much they use when they apply limits.
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Reply #3 - Dec 18th, 2006 at 5:11pm
 
Good to see you back orsonkart!
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Reply #4 - Dec 19th, 2006 at 11:05am
 
bethere is offering "up to" 24meg via phone line.
Would that mean they would feed 3 normal lines to the house? Don't care at the moment as I use TW 10meg service.
Any news from the real world about the potential 100meg service? The button pushers at TW seem to have no idea.
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Reply #5 - Dec 19th, 2006 at 5:30pm
 
a very nice man wrote on Dec 19th, 2006 at 11:05am:
bethere is offering "up to" 24meg via phone line.
Would that mean they would feed 3 normal lines to the house? Don't care at the moment as I use TW 10meg service.
Be there use ADSL2+ instead of ADSL which is possible (but in most cases not likely) to achieve speeds over 20meg.  I also think that ADSL2+ uses the existing POTS frequencies as well to help achieve this speed boost.

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Any news from the real world about the potential 100meg service? The button pushers at TW seem to have no idea.
Without new equipment by BT or cable, I can't see this being possible.  I think TW's current limit is 10meg based on their equipment.  I believe they are (or have) upgrading/upgraded their equipment to handle faster speeds but 100meg is still a far way off I think.
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