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Why do you want faster broadband?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by greenbrucelee, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7115338.stm
     
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    Erm, Gaming....Faster downloads...streaming videos.

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    Yep but apparently only geeks want super faster broadband, I say it should be super fast anyhow, because of the way enterainment is going to go because things like full streaming tv/video and films on demand are and will be the future,

    People used to say one day you will be able to use a screen in your house to get the latest film and games etc, that is now becoming a reality so faster speeds and better pipes are needed to make this a proper reality.
     
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    ...and I remember when I got my first 14.4 modem and could bbs quicker than my friends. 8) So sad....
     
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    for bragging rights....it pulls all the women :dry

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    because thats how it works?
    The rules of supply and demand mean that websites are now designed for high bandwidth connections (gone are the day of optimising our .gif and .jpg files for web use it seems) ofcourse the massive difference in bandwidth across the world means that sites designed in one region may well require a bit phatter bandwidth to be optimal in all regions..


    As Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 become more and more apparant, and the reaction between users and the web becomes an ever increasing two way street, we will all want to do things, quicker, as the internet becomes more and more just an extension of our PC, we will all want to do things instantly, and as Information workers user the web as an extension to their brain, we will all NEED to get things done instantly
    its not always about bandwidth, and for the most users they have no concept of the various tech meanings of such things, what we also need is lower latency and increased upload capabilities, and to future proof Britain for the future we need to roll out Fibre to replace our aging cable plant, especially the last mile **** up that that monopolistic nameless phone company have done **** all to improve in 20 years..

    Nuff said
     
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    you are correct Phoenix, demand makes it neccesary ISPs need to pull their fingers out and start upgrading the pipes especially BT (as most of the phone lines are owned by them) if they want a good customer base.
     
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    isn't there plans to fiber up england ?

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    BT whinge cos they say its too expensive...yet with the amount of money this country accumulates through tax alone...u would think it wouldnt hurt to borrow some...however the reason they say its expensive is cos they spend millions on advertising...perhaps if they didnt spend so much on adverts...they will be able to upgrade their lines with fibre and for once we could compete with the likes of France, Holland and other parts of Europe...Virgin Media on the other hand...well they just need to sort themselves out and we will all be happy,

    my main reason for faster speeds? I download a lot...simple as that...I also work from home from time to time...so that would help...
     
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    My boss used to work in the City and he was telling us that fibre there is cheap as chips. He put in a twin 100 meg fibre link between two buildings and it cost him next to nothing. Our leased line in Oundle for an 8 meg uncontended line cost in the region of £30K.

    the sooner the main infrastructure in the UK has some serious money spent on it the sooner we can all get decent bandwidth and contention.
     
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    Yep I totally agree, but firms wont spend the money without passing the buck on to the customers
     
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    Would be handy to have a better upload speed. Some networks I support have the main site with a leased line however the remote sites have 8MB ADSL and therefore the VPN connection to main office is rubbish! :dry
     
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    Well...um...yeah. Of course. That's how they maintain their profit margin.
     
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    You know once we obtain something we want, then we'll want to have something better then what we already have. It was like that when internet first started out when used old dial up modems to connect, then dsl and cable came out and people wanted that, then a faster version of dsl and cable came out and people wanted that. It's just how it is.

    Right now I have a 7Mbps line and probably in a year, for the same price I'll have a 10Mbps line, basically it is like been said above supply and demand and also competition between ISPs.
     
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    virgin will have a 50mb line next year but as it can't provide 20 reliably enough 50mb is a waste of time.

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    I've got a 3M link. They've temporarily given me 5M as a promotional offer, but I really don't need it... 3M is plenty fast for what I need to do.
     
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