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Superfast broadband by 2015 and Internet TV to follow

GrahamC
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Superfast broadband by 2015 and Internet TV to follow

A couple of news items caught my eye this morning.
Superfast broadband will be available in 90% of UK by 2015
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jul/31/superfast-broadband-available-uk-2015
TV should switch to internet, peers suggest
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jul/31/digital-television-internet-revolution
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Midnight_Caller
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Re: Superfast broadband by 2015 and Internet TV to follow

What planet are theys PM's living on?  Angry
David_W
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Re: Superfast broadband by 2015 and Internet TV to follow

The broadband may be super fast but the installation is super slow.  Last week we had a chap outside our apartment block, I asked "oi, what you doing?" and he told me "putting in fibre".  So I have fibre outside my apartment, can I actually get fibre?  No!  And there is no due date for it to be switched on either (it's FTTP) so even though the fibre is there (I know it's there, I saw the man playing around out there) it's not available.  You can imagine how frustrating that actually is :-/
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Re: Superfast broadband by 2015 and Internet TV to follow

Fibre is available in this area but in my opinion not worth getting because the fibre box is some distance from my house so the connection between the box and my home would be via copper wire with an estimated speed of 10mbs. A lot faster than my current speed of 2mbs but the increase in cost is just not worth it.