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Originally Posted by Swiftes;14343160 
what they should do is focus on improving broadband to the whole of the country, I do not enjoy getting 5mb/s internet with about 300kb/s actual download speeds.

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I'm so jealous of the people living in the UK right now

dont be their fair use policy is extremly strict
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Originally Posted by karan.t;14343311 
dont be their fair use policy is extremly strict

That's true but at least they have snappy internet to make up for it. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by karan.t;14343311 
dont be their fair use policy is extremly strict

:/ only on the lower internet tiers lol, no caps, just throttle us lol, if you are on the mid and higher tiers you have no throttle, if you go over your 10 gb limit in 8 hours (on the 10 and 30 mbps service) lol srsly who downloads 10 gb of data every 8 hours? XD, also those throttles last only 6 hours too. there's no throttle on the 50-100 mbps services.

EDIT: only BT and the smaller companies have data caps... so...
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dont be their fair use policy is extremly strict

My fair usage policy is 50 GB a week that seems pretty fair. tongue.gif
    
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Well they will always focus on the large corporations first, we consumers will see it for a decent price a year down the line I should imagine, With the size of the UK, If we upgraded all our networks, we could have the best broadband penetration in the world.
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Originally Posted by scotty453;14343293 
great news for me as a virgin customer, wink.gif yo ho ho, arrrr me harties (lol get the reference guys), totally gonna benefit from this when it's mainstream hahahaha XD

Unfortunately, in the US the big ISP's are using pirates as the reason to NOT upgrade their speeds.

I think it was Comcast's CEO that said something along the lines of, the only benefit of higher bandwidth will be faster piracy.
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U.K. Population Density per sq. mile: 660
U.S. Population Density per sq. mile: 83

I don't think much more needs to be said with regards to why the US is behind the UK in internet speeds.
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Unfortunately, in the US the big ISP's are using pirates as the reason to NOT upgrade their speeds.

I think it was Comcast's CEO that said something along the lines of, the only benefit of higher bandwidth will be faster piracy.

What about when you have to download updates for games (I got GT5 in Nov and I didnt update it until 2 weeks ago and the file size was 2.5 GB or when you have a load of PCs connected to 1 network like at my house where we have 10 PCs connected, or what about if you buy a Macbook Air, or the new Mac Mini, they don't have CD drives so you have to download software uppdates and download new apps from iTunes.
    
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What about when you have to download updates for games (I got GT5 in Nov and I didnt update it until 2 weeks ago and the file size was 2.5 GB or when you have a load of PCs connected to 1 network like at my house where we have 10 PCs connected, or what about if you buy a Macbook Air, or the new Mac Mini, they don't have CD drives so you have to download software uppdates and download new apps from iTunes.

I'm on your side, my point was they are using pirates as a scapegoat to save money.
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