Most common connection speeds?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by DAB sounds worse than FM, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. Do the vast majority of people with broadband have a 512k connection?

    About what percentage of people do you think have 1 meg or higher?


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    Kraftee Guest

    After the latest rounds of bulk upgrading (nominally free to the end
    user), which has taken place this year, I think you'll find that the
    majority of people will have 1Mb or higher..
     
    Kraftee, Oct 3, 2005
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    Tony Guest

    As the other poster said, I think that 512k is becoming less popular these
    days, not because the end user is requesting the higher speeds, but because
    the ISPs are just upgrading speeds automatically. A lot of ISPs are not now
    promoting a 512k service at all.... I think that the majority of 512k users
    now left, will be the ones whos exchange wont support higher or their line
    quality wont allow higher speeds than 512k. However, I would like to hazard
    a guess to what the figure is...

    I currently have a 1mb connection and I'm told that 2mb is just around the
    corner on an upgrade soon. (not that I need it)
     
    Tony, Oct 4, 2005
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    steve Guest

    I had 500K ADSL. As soon as it was available all the 500K users were
    upgraded to 2M so I would think 500K users are now in the minority.
     
    steve, Oct 4, 2005
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  5. Thanks to all that replied. I wasn't aware that so many ISPs had
    automatically upgraded their customers.

    Just a follow-up: I saw an article about VDSL2 the other day, and that
    has higher download and upload speeds than ADSL2+. Do you think that
    will replace ADSL2+ eventually? And are there any other future
    technologies in the pipeline, and if so, what speeds do you think
    they'll be able to manage?


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    tarzan Guest

    i just signed with ukonline for a 512 at 9-99 .it suits me as i am a
    low user .
    have a superfast at work during day.
    cheaper than 14-99 dialup.with ltd use
     
    tarzan, Oct 4, 2005
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  7. debatable, it needs to live in street cabinets with attendant cost and
    practicality issues.

    Phil
     
    Phil Thompson, Oct 5, 2005
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  8. Fair enough, thanks.


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    DAB sounds worse than FM, Oct 5, 2005
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    poster Guest

    but UK Online/Easynet LLUStream is still not widely available, so it
    is unlikely that a lot of others would opt for the 500 service, esp
    when there are higher speed options, and if they are available, do
    you not think many would opt for the 8000 kbps service, instead ?
     
    poster, Oct 5, 2005
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