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Why would they? They are a business, they intend to make maximum profits for shareholders. They are not there for any other reason other than to make money. This is why I am happy that 3 packages of £50million are being released by the British Government to upgrade un-profitable areas to higher speed internet and to be used to lay more fibre optics.
Enjoy the tax hikes when the government has to step in and cover 'projects' like this, since the common folk are the only ones footing the bill. Instant communication is the new way of life. It's inherently difficult to function in society without some form of internet access.

Take pleasure in paying for a company to sit on their ass and then paying the government to attempt to regulate them. Might as well cut out the middleman, eh? Or you can just lay over and take it up the tail pipe. Your choice.
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you did read the article right?

check out HKBN's site
ah well, I was forced into icable for the world cup and the premiership
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Enjoy the tax hikes when the government has to step in and cover 'projects' like this, since the common folk are the only ones footing the bill. Instant communication is the new way of life. It's inherently difficult to function in society without some form of internet access.

Take pleasure in paying for a company to sit on their ass and then paying the government to attempt to regulate them. Might as well cut out the middleman, eh? Or you can just lay over and take it up the tail pipe. Your choice.
So, what do you do? Don't support projects and live with sub-standard Internet like the US is doing? Most networking projects are funded in some way by the Government. Most of the world is over-taking the US in internet speeds, prices, choices and caps. Sure, you can sit on your hands if you like, that's your choice.

I believe the money actually came from the EU originally as a plan to revolutionise internet across the Europe and make business more competitive.
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Thats funny Verizon Fios offers 150mbps down and 50mbps up in my area...
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There's no cable / FiOS in my area. I pay $50 a month for average of .5 down, .15 up, and my latency is crazy (via a wireless type service). Ping jumps around on game servers from 100-650 about every second. Its that or ~$800 a month for a T1 line. Comcast is 1 bloody mile away and won't run out to my house.
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Cox has a monopoly here in New Orleans. Cox and Charter compete in the entire rest of the state, but there are no Charter locations within 50mi of New Orleans, because Cox is playing some legal game that's effectively locking Charter out of the city. I don't know the details, but I do know that Cox can basically do whatever the hell they want in New Orleans for at least a couple years now.
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Bragging = cheering people up? No?
Anyhow:



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^^^
This is the kind of stuff that makes people seek government regulation. But then, one only has to come to Canada to see how badly government regulation fails, once you have a commission filled with people that are there not because of technical skills, but because they are cronies of a politician, and have no shame in opening their pockets for heaps of payola and graft.

This is the real story, that we ar ebeing overhauled, one by one, by every underdeveloped country, because they see the real value in connectivity, as a platform for business, commerce, education, and as a method of reducing commuting in an intelligent way. In North America, the Internet is seen as some worthless toy, to scam free long distance, to watch horrible Hollywood made movies, and to cram DRM down everyone's throat so that corporate interests can milk you for every single cent.

In twenty years, we will be the stagnant back water, one gigantic slum of the unemployed and enslaved - while the vangard of the future is preparing to take over.
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Thats quite sad, I also am from the Philippines yet, here's my net speed, Its also Unlimited and quite slow, fastest internet plan here is around 3 to 5mb for 2 to 5k php/month. (Although Ping aint that nice to see. Lol)

I'm from the Philippines too. I don't know tho how fast my net is compared to other countries.




around 27-28 USD / month.
Edited by squall325 - 3/6/11 at 11:29am
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That's it, I'm moving to Hong Kong,bye bye England. I pay £35.00 per month for 4.00kb/s. Damn you BT!
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