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10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020

paulbrett9
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10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020

10Mbps broadband will soon be a legal right in the UK

 

Looking forward to this, and hope that ISPs and/or BT OpenReach don't try to weasel their way out of this fairly straight-forward requirement.

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jab1
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Re: 10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020

Would be good, but who's going to pay for the infrastructure costs, and how do you make it work if it is your internal wiring/apparatus that is the problem?

Haven't read this particular report, but the subject has been around for at least the past 12 months.

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Re: 10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020

Clickbait for a dated article on an obscure website.
I must have been really bad in a previous life as this was my 3rd ISP in a row that used lithium.
Now you're stuck with me because my new ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
jab1
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Re: 10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020

Correct, @Browni, Grin

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Re: 10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020

"Clickbait" Huh

I choose from a series of articles all saying much the same thing, but this one had the most detail.

The free and open discussion of how this might be implemented was my hope.

jab1
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Re: 10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020

OK @paulbrett9 - so your thoughts on my post?

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Re: 10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020

@Browni

Well spotted, which gave three years to provide a supposedly first world country with a miserly internet speed. BT have been worse than poor on this, they have bordered on the criminal. 

Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea..... see the connection, and one many are not getting?

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Re: 10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020


@jab1 wrote:

who's going to pay for the infrastructure costs


Everyone will, one way or another. Taxpayers or broadband subscribers, most households will be both of those.

jab1
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Re: 10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020

Exactly, @ejs, but there is  no mention of that in the article.

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Re: 10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020

BT?

I want some of this...

180323 gfast available.png221Mbps handback!

 

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Re: 10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020

For the Internet of Things the most important figure is the latency of the circuit. Otherwise some damn fool will claim satellite broadband is the solution.

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Re: 10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020

Its not going to be Cheap ,,Estimates from Ofcom and the BSG have noted that the 10Mbps USO could cost anything from around £200m and all the way up to £1bn  Roll eyes

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2018/03/government-details-final-10mbps-for-all-uk-broadband-u...

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Re: 10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020

BT at al has always been short-sighted.  Swallow a large upfront cost now, and fibre will generate ongoing a small but steady revenue for years to come.

Their worry is that it will generate revenue for somebody else.

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Re: 10 Mbps minimum legal requirement by 2020


@Browni wrote:

BT?

I want some of this...

180323 gfast available.png221Mbps handback!

 


 

But far better if this was made more widely available!

FTTP.png

No handback offered or required!