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Adverb Shortage

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Adverb Shortage

Currently broadband is described a 'Super Fast'.
In the grand scheme of things 80Mbs is not fast data transfer, never mind Super fast.
How will ISPs describe Terabit per second speeds....Lightning Fast maybe Undecided

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Re: Adverb Shortage

Ultra Fast and Hyper Fast are the terms i've seen for products above FTTC.
http://www.broadband.co.uk/guides/ultrafast-and-hyperfast-broadband/
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Re: Adverb Shortage

Perhaps they should use ....adequate speed.
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Re: Adverb Shortage

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In the grand scheme of things 80Mbs is not fast data transfer, never mind Super fast.

Compared to 4G thats very fast.
Compared to my 3G thats blazingly fast.
Compared to ISDN thats super fast.
Compared to 56k thats the speed of light..
You have to remember Strat.. these companies normally compare the slowest / worst product out there to justify their claims. We had 56k for years while everyone else was on ADSL. We now have a 6MB connection from our current place (although there is a fibre connection we've never subscribed). I could happily live with 3G speeds. Yes thats still a bit strangling for many users out there but it would do me well. My neighbours were using a 3G mifi for their main internet for the last 1.5 years and they coped well with it. They've now gone for 4G as the 3G one became unreliable for its wifi hotspot but the point remains, you can cope with 3G quite easily.
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Re: Adverb Shortage

Taking inspiration from the recording industry:
"Now That's What I Call Fast - xxxMbps" or
"The Best Internet Speed Ever - xxxMbps"
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Re: Adverb Shortage

I like that one Grin

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Re: Adverb Shortage

'Super', 'Hyper' and even 'Ultra' are basically synonyms meaning 'beyond' or 'over' so it's pretty meaningless.
BT shot themselves in the foot by calling FTTC 'Infinity', thus leaving no room for more.
Maybe we should go back the best part of 100 years and re-introduce such terms as:
Rather fast
Jolly fast
Jolly fast indeed
Spiffingly fast
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