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5 Gbps - When will PN offer this?

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5 Gbps - When will PN offer this?

I see Gigaclear is offering a 5 Gbps Internet service, in some areas.
I wonder when the chubby Yorkshire comedian will announce a similar service?
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Re: 5 Gbps - When will PN offer this?

It'll probably be a little while yet, and won't be symmetrical down/up, the Plusnet version will most likely be 1Mbps upload.  Grin
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Re: 5 Gbps - When will PN offer this?

£399 a month  Cheesy
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Re: 5 Gbps - When will PN offer this?

That's £9 a month more than my first 64K leased line Internet connection. My 13 y/o son [at the time] was entranced with the speed. I had to deploy physical internet connection scheduling after 10pm.
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Re: 5 Gbps - When will PN offer this?

Very nice, but not very practical as it's only of use if the party at the opposite end of the connection has similar capabilities. Then throw into the mix the cost of a fibre switch remembering of course to upgrade your PC's NICs as well and that I don't think there's a single PC that could cope with that data rate.
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Re: 5 Gbps - When will PN offer this?

@Mook - You are thinking too singularly. Many-to-many connectivity is often the first consumer of any increase in available bandwidth.
(B)leading edge services such as this are never intended for 'average' users in the first instance but those which require bandwidths great than typically available e.g multi-machine households, small/home businesses etc. As history keeps reminding us however, the requirements for the masses eventually catch up and what may seem excessive today becomes essential tomorrow and totally inadequate the day after.
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Re: 5 Gbps - When will PN offer this?

True, but based on this:
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Gigaclear expects the service to be available to all of its customers by early 2016, costing £399 per month for the homeowner H5G package...

It's still overkill, as a 1Gbps service would easily meet the needs of your 'average' household.
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Re: 5 Gbps - When will PN offer this?

Absolutely. That is why they are saying this they expect it to be available to all households, not taken up by them. A service such is this is useless to those that need it if they cannot actually get it!