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Festive Joke By Force9?

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Festive Joke By Force9?

I see they are now running a poll about what you want for christmas.
The last entry is "Super-fast Broadband ADSL", I was just wondering if this was a joke asnswer (as the other two options seems to be). Or are they introducing 2MB ADSL connections for home users now? Because I wouldn't really consider a full speed 512Kbps ADSL connection as super-fast. I mean lets not forget that this still only gives 64KBps download speeds (and 32KBps upload). So I figured it was either a joke by Force9 or they are introducing 1 or 2Mbps connections for home users.

Anyone care to clear this point up?
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RE: Festive Joke By Force9? 2MEG'S THAT'S SLOW MATE!!

> I see they are now running a poll about what you want for christmas.
> The last entry is "Super-fast Broadband ADSL", I was just wondering if this was a joke asnswer (as the other two options seems to be). Or are they introducing 2MB ADSL connections for home users now? Because I wouldn't really consider a full speed 512Kbps ADSL connection as super-fast. I mean lets not forget that this still only gives 64KBps download speeds (and 32KBps upload). So I figured it was either a joke by Force9 or they are introducing 1 or 2Mbps connections for home users.
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> Anyone care to clear this point up?

Huu!!!,
Don't be so cynical its just a joke!!Actually Thiwan or was it Koria have the fastest and most developed broadband infrastructure on the planet. most users have 10Megs always on, Yes!and what do most of them do with it play games or watch movies on demand. Makes you think doesn't it?
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RE: Festive Joke By Force9? 2MEG'S THAT'S SLOW MATE!!

I think it Korea, cuz I play online games with a lot of them, a few of them were developed in Korea, and it shows due to lag that europeans get even with our broadband.

I wasn't trying to be cynical, I was just asking.

To be fair to the Koreans can you think of anything beter to do with a 10Mbps connection, other than play games and watch video? Maybe you think it'd be better if they devoted their 10Mbps to downloading and viewing pornography?
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RE: Festive Joke By Force9? MORE 2MEG'S THAT'S SLOW MATE!!

> I think it Korea, cuz I play online games with a lot of them, a few of them were developed in Korea, and it shows due to lag that europeans get even with our broadband.
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> I wasn't trying to be cynical, I was just asking.
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> To be fair to the Koreans can you think of anything beter to do with a 10Mbps connection, other than play games and watch video? Maybe you think it'd be better if they devoted their 10Mbps to downloading and viewing pornography?

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Na! They probably do that already!!Me cynical whatever gave you that idea!

IR
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RE: Festive Joke By Force9? MORE 2MEG'S THAT'S SLOW MATE!!

Yes I realise that 2Mbps is slow, but considering the limit that BT seem to have on ADSL is 2MB this is the best we can hope for for a while. And lets face it 10Mbps ain't super quick, when you consider that networks are running at 10x or even 100x times this, even USB 1.1 is faster than this. But we can only hope for connection like that over here.

Also I wasn't calling you cynical, you called me cynical!

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RE: Festive Joke By Force9? REPLY 2MEG'S THAT'S SLOW MATE!!

> Yes I realise that 2Mbps is slow, but considering the limit that BT seem to have on ADSL is 2MB this is the best we can hope for for a while. And lets face it 10Mbps ain't super quick, when you consider that networks are running at 10x or even 100x times this, even USB 1.1 is faster than this. But we can only hope for connection like that over here.
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> Also I wasn't calling you cynical, you called me cynical!
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Hi,
No! your totally right and I agree with you 100%,Sorry I had no intention of hurting your feelings and No I wasnt calling you cynical you miss understood me. I was taking the micky out of myslef actually, sorry! I do have a very dry sense of humor which can perhaps be mis-understood just using text. I wish you well my friend.

Best Regards
Ivan

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RE: Festive Joke By Force9?

Also I said a 2MB ADSL connection, which I think you'll find is faster than a 2Mb connection!! (about 60% faster)

"Or are they introducing 2MB ADSL connections for home users now?"

OK, I admit it, it was a typo!!

Also I doubt we'll be getting a 10Mbps ADSL connection as most ADSL hardware only supports 8Mbps. If the Koreans with a 10Mbps connection are not on ADSL then it makes it less relevent when discussing ADSL speeds(Hence my mentioning network connection speeds and USB 1.1 speeds in my previous post, I knew I put it in for a reason, lol).
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RE: Festive Joke By Force9?

I read all this with amazement.
We are stuck in the back of beyond with no hope of Broadband in the next six months.
We dream of having a connection faster than 56kb.

You should really feel lucky that you are one the 66% of people that can actually get this service.

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> I read all this with amazement.
> We are stuck in the back of beyond with no hope of Broadband in the next six months.
> We dream of having a connection faster than 56kb.
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> You should really feel lucky that you are one the 66% of people that can actually get this service.
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Hum!!bit of a flat festive joke if you ask me,especially if your part of the other 34%
stuck with K56 who cannot get this service!!
Not much ho ho ho in that then!!??

IR
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RE: Festive Joke By Force9?

> I read all this with amazement.
> We are stuck in the back of beyond with no hope of Broadband in the next six months.
> We dream of having a connection faster than 56kb.
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> You should really feel lucky that you are one the 66% of people that can actually get this service.
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Oh don't get me wrong I do feel lucky being able to get braodband, even if it is only 512Kbps.
My point was that 512Kbps isn't super-fast, as fast as it may seem when you're on 56Kbps.
I was just trying to clear up whether the were introducing a new service or whether they were joking because of the recent speed problems they'd been having.