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S1R, how long have you been on their package? I
have about 7 months left. I might ask them what they are doing about
it. Been a customer for over 6 years, so might get something!
Been with them for about 4 years now - As I understood it about 6
months back, I was too far away from the xchange to really do much
about it, but things must have changed now - Right?
 

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I have been with blueyonder for a good couple of years now,
and my service has started to slow down over the past year or so to a level
where I have been very disappointed with the service.

Today I have arranged to cancel my blueyonder account and I am
now going with an ADSL supplier who is offering me a faster connection that my
current 1mb for less that my 1mb + a
static ip, not only that I have heard that BY are going to start download
capping, and some more restrictive port throttling.

When I called to cancel today they tried to offer me the
10mb service, but to be totally honest I am glad I am leavening.
 

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10MB already? Technology's available, the pipe's won't take it very well thoguh, *AT ALL*.

That will get capped, I'm dead sure, a little while after EVERYONE's been upgraded to it (few months) - enjoy it for now, but wait with baited breath - I would! [:)]
 

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Oh it'll get there, but we don't have a good enough infrastructure that provides good enough value. Until that happens, caps will end up appearing all over the shop.

I think it was somewhere like parts of Finland that run 100MB - lacking the infrastructure they put a cat5 variant around the place, and did it that way. Cheap as chips it was...
 

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Read somewhere that there's a Swedish telco banding about a 24meg
connection in this country now.. can't remember where I read about that
tho, probably the Sun, so it must be true ;)

The problem, as highlighted above by CkB, is our infrastructure. The
speeds they're getting in Hong Kong etc are largely down to how close
people are living to the DSLAMs. Normally they'll install one in the
basement of each appartment block, so you're only ever metres away from
it.

As far as I know BT are planning some kind of CAT5 style rollout in the
next few years, getting rid of the copper wires and having a proper
network connection instead, now that sounds very interesting!

I can't grumble, got 8meg Bulldog here, only live 500m from my local exchange [:D]
 

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oh yeah you're both definately right about infrastructure, and i reckon it'll be a big job to change it for faster speeds/higher bandwidth

any idea what the cables that telewest have are capable of?

would they need to change all that as well in the near future?
 
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