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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

Dear Plusnet,

I would like to ask you a question:

Please could you define 'broadband'?

What does 'broadband' mean to you?
What does 'broadband' offer over dial-up speeds?
What does 'broadband' offer when it comes to speed for file transfers?

Please answer and I thank you in advance.
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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

Still no reply?
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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

Possibly because you have alienated the comms team by directly insulting James, and he has said openly that he will not respond to your questions any more.

Chilly
GersFans
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Re: FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

I will ask the question instead then, because the answer should be interesting:

Could a Plusnet representative please define 'broadband'?

What does 'broadband' mean to you?
What does 'broadband' offer over dial-up speeds?
What does 'broadband' offer when it comes to speed for file transfers?


Thanks
James
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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

Broadband in telecommunications is a term which refers to a signaling method which includes or handles a relatively wide range of frequencies which may be divided into channels or frequency bins. Broadband is always a relative term, understood according to its context.

The wider the bandwidth, the more information can be carried. In radio, for example, a very narrowband signal will carry Morse code; a broader band will carry speech; a yet broader band is required to carry music without losing the high audio frequencies required for realistic sound reproduction. A television antenna described as "normal" may be capable of receiving a certain range of channels; one described as "broadband" will receive more channels.

In data communications a modem will transmit a bandwidth of 64 kilobits per seconds (kbit/s) over a telephone line; over the same telephone line a bandwidth of several megabits per second can be handled by ADSL, which is described as broadband (relative to a modem over a telephone line, although much less than can be achieved over a fibre optic circuit, for example).
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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

Bet you wish you hadn't asked now Smiley
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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

I wish I was still doing the comms tech unit at college, that would have fitted very nicely into the assignment Tongue
0ily
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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

I can't believe that when asked a couple of simple questions (the reply to which many of us would be interested in hearing) PlusNowt staff would be lame enough to just copy and paste from Wikipedia. Are you taking the proverbial or what? LOL

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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

You should really cite you know James.

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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

Yes, But, how do we know that James did not write the Wikipedia entry Wink

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hmm?

if he didn't, surely this infringes copywright by not attributing? as previously mentioned.me thinks tis the season!
James
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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

I would like to thank Wikipedia for the content of my earlier post. I would also like to thank PlusNet for my internet connection and Ben Verwaayen and everyone else at BT for making it a possiblity. I'd usual like to thank my parents for giving birth to me thus allowing me to make aforementioned post.
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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

Did you pick the short straw to work this weekend James?
James
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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

I'm not tehnically working now Smiley

Was scheduled to work 10-7 today, as part of my 6 day week, which I dearly love Wink

Still, 2 days more work until I go home for Christmas Smiley I so know I'll be doing so work from home then, I just can't stay away!
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FAO PLUSNET: Please define broadband - I'm curious!

James is an absolute star - most of the critisicm of plusnet unfairly gets blamed on him, when he's the oneperson giving us answers, yet he still does it with a sense of humour.

Have a great christmas.


And can I have my 8mb connection back now please Wink