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The Swedes are now getting 26mb/s broadband for £30/month

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  1. Wasabi

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    Lucky them eh!

    The minimum speed they can get is 2.5mb/s, while it is getting normal to have 8-16mb/s, but now 26mb/s for £30/month is reality and my friend said that there is no limit how fast broadband can be because of the fiber optic infrastructure they have.

    He thought UK should be sued for allowing Tiscali calling a speed of 150k/s as broadband ;p

    I guess theoretically they can download a high quality movie in 4 minutes or so.

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    wasabi!!!

    That is quick! and look at that price.

    Don't play online games against the Japanese or Swedes.
     
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    56k dial-up and no hope of broadband :(

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    Ive noticed on the Jap Yahoo chart, that it is really only people extremely close to the exchange that will get 40-45mbps, the further away from the exchange the slower speed. The majority will get much lower, if there are scarce with exchanges.

    I believe that everyhousehold that are reached by the exchange will get 26mbps, the speed is not decreasing the further away you live (I'm gonna try and get confirmation on that).

    Still a darn cheap offers, really cost nothing!
     
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    BT were going to install fibre in the UK, but then the government sold them off into privatisation, so the cost then could not be justified by the company.

    And there's the governments telling us privatisation is a good thing. :)

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    You could stream DVDs at 45mb/s :eek:
     
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    well thats what ADSL was designed for streaming PPV TV but other than hull it never got off the ground cause sky have a monopoly so big hardware investment is to much!
     
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    According to BT everyone in the UK will be able to get broadband by the end of 2005.

    That means I've only got to put up with 56K for another 2 years :clap:

    I love BT I do.
     
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    Ok, but what does broadband mean according to BT?
    150k speed to everyone? or even up to 512k? and charging a whooping £18/month!

    Well, some good and bad auto news, strangely Mazda RX-8 231bhp is actually only around £1500 dearer than US (usually US is 40-50% cheaper) and £6000 cheaper than Sweden or 21.4%! On the other hand Peugeot 206Gti in Sweden is £2750 ( cheaper than in UK) or 20%.

    Oh, Pioneer DV-360 (dvd player) cost £60 if bought from richers with price beat by £10 against amazon, and that my friends is nearly 44% cheaper than best price in Sweden! Not bad ;p

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    I'd like to see this.

    My friend can't even get v90 speeds on dial-up. It seems his one phone line is the exchange for every house in the area! Oh, and BT won't do anything about it :thumbsdow
     
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    I believe BT only advertises 512k or higher as broadband, it's other companies that are calling lower speeds BB, and BT isn't too happy about that, though I think Oftel may be looking into it.

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    Or two HDTV channels :D
     
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    AOL which i'm on at the moment gave me a special offer of 512k broadband for £19.99 a month for first 12, theyre trying to charge £35 for 1 megabyte a sec Broadband, wow those swedes are sooooo lucky.
     
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    Guys,

    I found these providers www.bulldogdsl.com (I have heard that they are very good) , do you reckon these are the best offers in UK?

    £20.99 inc vat - 512k at all times.

    £24.99 inc vat - 1mbps downstream 6pm-8am weekdays/all weekend & publich holidays, and up to 512k all other times.

    £29.99 inc vat - 2mbps downstream 6pm-8am weekdays/all weekend & publich holidays, and up to 512k all other times.

    I'm going to HK for a period of time, otherwise I guess that the £30 offer is a good one for UK standards. Hopefully when I come back in a year or two, a 2mb maybe cost £20/month and the Swedes will be up on nearly 100mbps!!!

    We should have paid the Japanese a huge sum to run the telephone and train network = Then we would today be broadband frontrunners and our trains would be on time!!!
    (I think Japan has only had 1 serious accident in maybe 30-40years! and when I was in Tokyo the local trains and tubes were on the second at all times!!!)

    Nooooo - I'm not Japanese ;p I'm Chinese born & brought up 75% of my life in Sweden, but lived in UK for a while - complicated hee?

    And I do think Brits are much nicer people than the Swedes, and you do deserve a much cheaper cost of living here.

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    OMG, 100 Mbit up & down :eek:

    That's it, I'm moving to Sweden :D
     
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    Surely we can complain to the european commission bout the pricing then, eh? :D
     
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    And I thought Belgium was good with 3.3mbps and 95% country availabilty for £26 per month.
     
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    The article is in Swedish, but after theregister reported it in December, it is finally official now!, the Swedes have right now started with the 100mb/s service for £64/month, capped with 300GB downloads/month, and extra 100GB cost £14.

    article

    For english article see the article rct posted above.

    Wasabi
     
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    OMG thats mad :( this sucks :(

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