Mixed reaction to digital plans

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  1. The News Bot

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    Official plans to prepare the UK's digital infrastructure for the future need fleshing out, say experts.
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  2. Marky P

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    In reference to the lady who had a 100mbs, would it really only take seconds to download a whole movie in decent quality? Must be below DVD quality let alone HD. And god knows how much that connection costs.
     
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    Our 100mb fibre at work costs 12k a year :thumbsup: but thats upload as well

    most films on download (even itunes) are poor quality 700-900mb so they would only take a minute or two

    the biggest problem with high speed link is finding a source that can feed you fast enough, most cant like 99.9%
     
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    Japan has 1gig fibre BB and its symetrical so 1 gig up and 1 gig down. All for the equivalent of about £33 a month.

    Its just sickening, but as Eric said, its useless if the source you are downloading from cannot up load it at the same speed.
     
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    Its got nothing to do with the capability of the sources , they will be miles ahead of us by all accounts should we eventually reach this magnificent vision. Plus, you have to knwo that much of the internet is cached local to the source and so can be served much faster than the ISP peering connection to the Internet Backbone..ie IXP;s

    "We thought the report was going to contain a strategy," he said. "In France and Germany they are laying fibre, in Japan they already have it. In Britain the average broadband speed is 3.6Mb so what [Andy Burnham] is talking about is getting half the current speed."

    Gettign 2Mbps to the home in the future!! HA! This is so typical of the lacklustre thinking of this countries government and the hold BT have on them.

    The spanking new BT 21c network was designed with that speed in mind for each subscriber, so you can see then why , having spend Billions on the infrastructure that BT dont want us to have 100Mb to the home. They just wont cope!

    What this country needs is to kick out Labour, and then embarque on a mass fiber to the home project. Once that happens, you can have unlimted bandwidht (yes, there are physical limits, but when you can run 32 Lamdas at 10g each down a fiber, i cant see a home needing 320Gbps of bandwidth for a loong time!)/.

    1/ Government finances the layign of Fiber.
    2/ Sells of Lambdas to the home for service providers.
    3/ Keep a few lambas themselves for NHS services, eg Concierge Video Doctor!

    Labour = No vision for Britain!

    RANT OVER!

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    I don't like getting in political rants, but I can't see how changing the government will make the blindest bit of difference to the speed of installing broadband or anything else for that matter. The opposition always say they can do better, but power gets to them will they are elected and it all goes to pot.

    <Rant over>:devil:
     
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    Yes, because after all everyone have the ability to download hookey copies of Batman Returns in under a minute will really set the country to rights. Stands to reason.

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    Any which way you look at it this is just BT angling for government money.

    Shareholders take BT profits, taxpayer pays for "broadband infrastructure"

    ISDN - ADSL - FIBER = 3 times the income !

    Not a bitter rant just the truth.
     
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    Actually this was the biggest crime that Mrs T committed in my book. BT in the early 80s wanted to install a national fibre system which would have taken about 20 years (so 99% of us would have had fibre by now) but Mrs T wanted to flog BT and open up the market so stoped it. With the markets open and BT only worried about share holders they wernt going to invest billions just to let the competition use it.
     
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    Fibre Optic networks are as useful as an ashtray on a motorycycle simply becuase the ISP's will still not give customers more than 40gb per month and will throttle absolutely everything they can.
     

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