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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Wed 19-Feb-14 18:54:37
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What is broadband going to be like in 2050


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I know it sound silly to post this thread. I just wondering what is our UK broadband going to be like in 2050?

Will UK get Fibre To The House finally?

Will UK get 1Gig download/1Gig upload?

Only time will tell.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 19-Feb-14 21:27:56
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That's 36 years in the future, and the pace of progress is continually accelerating.

We can therefore anticipate the change between now and 2050 will be far greater than the change to today since 1978.

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Standard User Brookzy
(regular) Wed 19-Feb-14 21:37:39
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How long before broadband is no longer a tradable commodity, almost on par with oxygen or sunlight?

Call me crazy, but it's basically already happened to other things, e.g. Freeview TV!

So my prediction is broadband will just 'be there'. Let's see wink


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Standard User IamQ
(experienced) Wed 19-Feb-14 22:21:29
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Most people will be stuck on copper based tech still, new housing/estates will get fibre and with BT and the tax system in its current state (rates on fibre) I cant see a lot coming - its only 30+ years and its taken this long to get a almost working VDSL service.
Standard User Brookzy
(regular) Wed 19-Feb-14 22:37:50
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That's underrating the last 30 years of progress isn't it?

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I find being able to get 50+ mbps over copper cables designed purely for phone calls pretty amazing.

Oh, and would love to read this in 2050 when 50 meg is like dialup haha
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 19-Feb-14 22:56:53
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Are you aware that you can get 1 Gbps at affordable prices in some locations already, and via leased lines if you pay the price you can have Gigabit almost anywhere

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Standard User Brookzy
(regular) Wed 19-Feb-14 22:58:41
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"If you pay the price"... You can buy anything but immortality tongue
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 19-Feb-14 22:59:50
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Am sure someone will try to sell it to you, just trying to claim on the warranty might be difficult

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Standard User Gadget
(committed) Wed 19-Feb-14 23:00:09
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But Freeview has evolved into a debate about getting a 3mux or 6mux transmitter
Standard User Brookzy
(regular) Wed 19-Feb-14 23:01:55
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Very good! tongue
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