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Budget promises ultrafast broadband for UK cities


simonjary
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The Chancellor says that the UK government will fund ultrafast broadband and Wi-Fi in 10 largest cities, and spend £50m on the smaller cities, too.

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Strawballs

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that will be nice for all the public sector workers that have just had their pay cut.

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Condom

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Yet again the biggest cities appear to be promised another upgrade whilst the small towns continue to live in the stone age. Surely anyone who has more than 20MB should be told no more until the rest of the country catch up.

I know Hell may have to freeze over first but it did happen tonight when Tevez took the field again in a MC shirt so who knows? :-)

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LastChip

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The point is, the providers can't always supply what you want anyway.

I've tried to get Virgin cable and am willing to pay a premium for a fixed IP address (as I do now) and they can't/won't supply it. So when BT came along with their Infinity offering, I tried again; NO! You can't have a fixed IP address.

Now I know there are ways around the problem, using dynamic DNS, but it's not what I want for my business. These suppliers have a dual monopoly and you get what they want, not what you require.

So all the spouting in the world about fast Internet, whilst being technically correct, is not supplying customer needs.

It'll be interesting when IPv6 becomes more mainstream to see if attitudes change. After all, with the plethora of available addresses, there will be no excuse not to. But I'm not holding my breath.

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spuds

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Perhaps we all might have to go 'satellite', because around my neck of the world, and I believe elsewhere, cable theft is on the increase. And that doesn't seem to worry the offender's as to whether the cable might be low or high voltage, or how much damage is caused, getting this cable. The same with copper piping, whether gas or other substances.

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Chegs ®™

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I laughed when "superfast broadband" was mentioned on the local News lastnight,as the Newsreader also tried to find out what speeds actually constituted superfast and failed.

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wiz-king

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Why not promise 'normal' broadband to everyone. Not everyone lives in the cities.

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