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1mb at the price of the 512

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1mb at the price of the 512

Internet Magazine's "Best ISP on the Planet" (December 2003)

Having said that I would love to see you offering the 1Mb at the price of the 512.

Why that, simply because in France internet user already have the 1Mb or even the 2Mb at this price.

Why France is ahead ? I am jealous... see AOL.FR and FREE.FR (28€ anD 29€) for 1MB & 2 MB.

Thks

Hussein
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michaelscott
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Registered: 09-08-2007

1mb at the price of the 512

never mind france. sweden get 10Mb for £20pm
csogilvie
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Registered: 04-04-2007

1mb at the price of the 512

I suspect France and Sweeden have better infrastructure than the UK for this sort of thing... its probably BTs fault!
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Registered: 30-07-2007

1mb at the price of the 512

Maybe you should direct your question to BT wholesale because it is they who govern the prices the ISPs pay and thus what we pay and to remain competitive PlusNet don't charge much above that wholesale figure.

The 1Meg and 2Meg service is pretty new so I suspect as it becomes more popular the price will reduce. There is already a promotion from BT for upgrading to 1Meg at reduced costs.

The other area to consider is the capacity at the BT exchanges, the introduction of the 1Meg service and the increasing popularity of 512K has meant BT have an extensive upgrade activity to keep connection speeds within acceptable levels. If the 1Meg service was suddenly made at 512K prices I doubt if BT could cope with the increase in demand on their network. The ISP#s would also need to invest in additional equipment and pipes to the internet.

So it's not just the cost of the service that needs to be considered, it's the quality of service that comes with it that is equally important. Expanding fast often results in reduced quality.

Also is the French telephone network still under government control and thus subsidised much more than here? That can also have an impact on costs.

Cheers

Peter Cool
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1mb at the price of the 512

To put this mildly. BT charge PlusNet £27.025 a month (inc vat - £324.30 a year) for each end user connected to a 1Mb service.

Only then do PlusNet charge £5.965 on top. From this, PlusNet must pay the staff, pay for the internet connections, pay the cost of the BT centrals to carry the DSL traffic and the rest of it, and there is a lot.
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1mb at the price of the 512

BT = Dinosaur :
Toopriceyslowdownloadfrequentdisconnectasaurus. :lol:
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http://www.cpbb.co.uk/

http://www.cpbb.co.uk/

256k - £19.49
512k - £22.49
1meg - £26.99
2meg - £35.49

the lowest priced isp iv seen for the uk

i mean 1meg for 512?
2 meg for our 1meg for normal highly known isp's
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1mb at the price of the 512

These are supplied over DataStream. As with most rock bottom DataStream providers, it will be interesting to see if they are still offering this 6 months down the road.
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1mb at the price of the 512

And no services either (webspace, CGI, etc)
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1mb at the price of the 512

Didn't BT want to upgrade britain to broadband 10 years ago, at speeds like sweden has. But the government said no?
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Re: http://www.cpbb.co.uk/

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http://www.cpbb.co.uk/



They buy there service from Telefonica aren't they?
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1mb at the price of the 512

Yup - the government said NO.

It works along the lines of BT where a telephony supplier and they wanted cable companies to supply such services.

Look at Telewest and NTL now, recovering from major bad spells and neither has any rollout programs setup for this year.

It is actualy a combination of factors that has left us behind.

The government where making a good and bad decision when they stopped it, it wasn't all there fault.