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Probably to run their proprietary software that is virtually useless.
lol Virgin Media doesn't have that, with them its either plug in ethernet or connect using windows/mac/linux wifi software that comes ready installed
    
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Most American ISPs have you install their software that usually includes a security suite but a lot of the times includes features that you'll never use.
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do you have a choice in installing them?
    
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Yeah. I've been with the same ISP for years so I don't know if they still do it the same way but they used to give it to you and install it during setup. You can easily uninstall it and it doesn't effect your connection or anything. I'm guessing they do this because they partner with other companies that offer their services the the ISP's customers, so the more people that use it, the more money they make.
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Could be lol if they put it on my PC and said that I didn't have a choice then I would take it off anyway as soon as they leave.
    
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Thats cool and all but you've got to ask yourself... what domain is going to allow me to hit 200mbytes/s, what router is going to support that, what ethernet card and can my 7200rpm spindle HDD handle it.

No network congestion also equals a high theoretical throughput. Meh. I would take a 100mbit connection if I had to for the next 20 years and probably never see much of a slow down 19 years into it. I don't live in Britain but this sounds like a PR stunt or a attention getter. It sounds like me baking 5 brownies and someone else telling you that you can have 100 of my brownies.

It would be great to have but they might as well just label it as unlimited. I wouldn't want to be tech support and have to listen to people ***** about a 10mbytes/s Steam download, I'd want to choke them.
Edited by pengs - 7/25/11 at 7:01pm
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Thats cool and all but you've got to ask yourself... what domain is going to allow me to hit 250mbytes/s, what router is going to support that, what ethernet card and can my 7200rpm spindle HDD handle it.

No network congestion also equals a high theoretical throughput. Meh. I would take a 100mbit connection if I had to for the next 20 years and probably never see much of a slow down 19 years into it. I don't live in Britain but this sounds like a PR stunt or a attention getter.
You have a point if you're using your connection on a single computer but most of the time, if you're paying for a 1Gbps connection, you'll probably be connecting with quite a few devices so HDD and ethernet speed wouldn't be an issue.
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Yeah... but it's 180ish mbytes a second. I can't see anyone getting close to 1.5Gbit with 50 computers downloading at capacity to a remote domain - not that it couldn't happen but there's no current domains that can offer me over 50mbit and by the time I say "OCN", the download is done because it's definently not going to be Steam or a digital download game service that I'm downloading to get that throughput. Add to this, 50 computers at capacity is going to probably melt a consumers router with requests and inability - ad to this the normal wifi con is 54mbit - ad to that 50 percent of ethernet controllers are still locked into 100mbit.

It's silly (on a marketing standpoint) but wouldn't be so silly for a large business - very large.
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Thats cool and all but you've got to ask yourself... what domain is going to allow me to hit 200mbytes/s, what router is going to support that, what ethernet card and can my 7200rpm spindle HDD handle it.
Good point about the HDD but 7200rpm will probably obsolete in the next few years, and doesn't all modern ethernet cards go up to 10Gbps? Also even if you are using multiple 7200rpm HDDs (example. 4 PCs, PS3, Xbox 360 and a Macbook Pro 13 at the same time all downloading and streaming 1080p video and/or downloading updates) then you can use all 1.5Gbps bandwidth.

EDIT: Just read my mobo manual and its 1Gbps not 10

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No network congestion also equals a high theoretical throughput. Meh. I would take a 100mbit connection if I had to for the next 20 years and probably never see much of a slow down 19 years into it. I don't live in Britain but this sounds like a PR stunt or a attention getter. It sounds like me baking 5 brownies and someone else telling you that you can have 100 of my brownies.
Virgin Media has been rumored to be testing highspeed fibre optic cable capable of 10Gbps for the last 3 years in South Korea

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It would be great to have but they might as well just label it as unlimited. I wouldn't want to be tech support and have to listen to people ***** about a 10mbytes/s Steam download, I'd want to choke them.
Lol yeah I hate it when people boast about their download speeds its really annoying.
    
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