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smile.gif Congratulations to those of you who have Virgin as their ISP. thumb.gif

Meanwhile here is America I'm paying ~$65 (~42£) a month for 20/2Mbps. The worse part? That's actually a decent price for those speeds. frown.gif

I also could get 40/5Mbps, but right now I don't feel like paying ~$80 (~51.7£) a month + a $50 installation fee.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 1/11/12 at 5:37am
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post #22 of 145
Man... I wanna move to the UK now. We pay 70$ a month for 25mb (and we don't even get full 25mb speed. 16mb on a good day)
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Originally Posted by RobotDevil666 View Post

South West here smile.gif
This is a great neew I'm on 50Mb couple of years now and it's great , wonder when it's going to roll out in my area.
BTW this bit from BT made me laugh so hard , didn't know BT was such a fine troll biggrin.gif
''In response to Virgin Media's plans, BT said: "It is no surprise to see that Virgin are following our lead by doubling speeds.
"We announced we would do this for our fibre products last autumn and so they are trying to catch up with us."
BT's fastest currently available speed is 40Mbps
''

Virgin should sue for slander. They've had 100Mbps for over a year. BT could barely get 50Mbps to their customers. You had to live in the middle of the city, and also agree to rent out the exchange and live there, if you wanted 50Mbps from a DSL line.

I WISH BT would double the speeds at my home address. Then I could roll around in the filth that is, *gasp*, FOUR MEGABITS PER SECOND!!
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Originally Posted by RobotDevil666 View Post

South West here smile.gif
This is a great neew I'm on 50Mb couple of years now and it's great , wonder when it's going to roll out in my area.
BTW this bit from BT made me laugh so hard , didn't know BT was such a fine troll biggrin.gif
''In response to Virgin Media's plans, BT said: "It is no surprise to see that Virgin are following our lead by doubling speeds.
"We announced we would do this for our fibre products last autumn and so they are trying to catch up with us."
BT's fastest currently available speed is 40Mbps
''

BT have poo pings tongue.gif and I'm pretty sure virgin said they might do this ages ago.
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Meanwhile in Murricuh, 30Mb/s cable still costs $80/mo. Business as usual.

Meanwhile in South Africa, 384kb/s, YES, kb! costs $55/mo
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I wander what the small print/catch will be though. 100mbps for free sounds a little too good to be true headscratch.gif
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Originally Posted by scotty453 View Post

oh and GG american ISP's this is what happens when you have your government intervene.


"hurr durr but that would be guvmint interfering with teh free market!1!!!!!"

 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Malcolm View Post

Meanwhile in Murricuh, 30Mb/s cable still costs $80/mo. Business as usual.


Meanwhile in Egypt, 1Mb/s costs $25/mo. Now THAT is business.

 

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Originally Posted by the~faithless View Post

Meanwhile in South Africa, 384kb/s, YES, kb! costs $55/mo


You'd think the country that built the Internet itself* and the home country of ICANN could do better.

 

 

 

*The Internet upon which the World Wide Web sits, which was invented at CERN by Tim Berners-Lee. Just to dispel any confusion there ;)

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impressive makes my 24 megabit for 50 dollars a month seem :/
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post #29 of 145
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Great if your village gets cable mad.gif

Yep. I'd rather they started rolling it out further afield now. BT have supposedly put 400m away to get fiber to 2/3 of people by 2014, but i just know i'm going to be in the final 1/3. lol
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I wander what the small print/catch will be though. 100mbps for free sounds a little too good to be true headscratch.gif

I'm pretty sure they get something from the government as they are investing in the countries infrastructure. Whether that comes in the form of cash, tax breaks or something else I do not know but I'm sure there is something in this for them. They've done it in the past and there was no catch, I was upgraded from 2mbps to 10mbps and then from 10mbps to 20mbps all for free.
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Yep. I'd rather they started rolling it out further afield now. BT have supposedly put 400m away to get fiber to 2/3 of people by 2014, but i just know i'm going to be in the final 1/3. lol

It doesn't make good business sense unfortunately, for the same initial cost they are getting a much lower return on the investment in rural areas as apposed to inner city or suburban areas frown.gif
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