BBC News: Net firms quizzed on speed limits

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Java Jive, Oct 11, 2007.

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    Java Jive Guest

    Java Jive, Oct 11, 2007
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    Gonz Guest

    I can't see much coming out of it all.
    With ADSL it depends on phone length and connection etc...
    With cable like Virgin Media it shouldn't make any difference how far
    you live from the 'exchange' you get the full speed advertised and sold.
    Infact Virgin have actually stated words to the effect of that.
    Something like... with ADSL you have to live quite near to the exchange
    to get anything near the speed they advertise, but with us as we use
    Fibre Optic, it doesn't matter... you'll get the full speed advertised.

    Virgin can't supply the speed they advertise, whether it's Fibre Optic
    or not...
    Not when they are over subscribed, and there's contention issues, and
    not to mention the amount of cloned modems saturating the network :eek:)
    Gonz, Oct 11, 2007
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    Gonz Guest

    "New cabling would make it easier to guarantee speeds by removing the
    distance and poor quality wiring factors, but may not solve the
    contention issue, as many Virgin Media customers can attest today"
    Gonz, Oct 11, 2007
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    Graham. Guest

    Doubt it, I heard Colette Bowe on the radio the other day talking about
    Perhaps if she learned the difference between a megabit and a megabyte
    that would be a good start.
    Graham., Oct 11, 2007
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    Dr Teeth Guest

    I was just thinking how wonderful life was, when Java Jive
    You're not serious are you? Ofcom on our side? Those morons do not
    understand the market or the technical issues in their area of



    ** Stress - the condition brought about by having to
    ** resist the temptation to beat the living daylights
    ** out of someone who richly deserves it.
    Dr Teeth, Oct 11, 2007
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    Eeyore Guest

    You expect intelligence of journalists ?

    Dream on.

    Eeyore, Oct 11, 2007
  7. You /do/ realise that the comment you quote above relates to replacing
    the copper ADSL infrastructure and not cable, don't you?
    Mark McIntyre, Oct 11, 2007
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    Gonz Guest

    Why do you have to drink for?
    You're useless when you're pissed.
    Gonz, Oct 11, 2007
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    Tom Guest

    Another Silly Billy!
    Journalists! Intelligence! They just about fit on the same page!
    Tom, Oct 12, 2007
  10. You may want to consider whether that sentence makes sense.
    At least one of us is useful 99% of the time then.
    Mark McIntyre, Oct 12, 2007
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