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Standard User kitcat
(experienced) Wed 17-May-17 15:07:07
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Lib Dems Manifesto asks for 2Gbps FTTP as standard!


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The Lid Dems manifesto has copied Lord Mandleson's USO amendment and says (pg 44)
Invest to ensure that broadband connections and services to be provided before 2020 have a speed of 2 Gbps or more, with fibre to the premises (FTTP) as standard and unlimited usage by 2020 across the whole of the UK. SMEs should be prioritised in the roll-out of hyperfast broadband.


I know of no 2Gbps broadband service in the UK does anyone know where our politicians are getting their info from and what existing technology gives a 2Gbps service?
Standard User Toonshorty
(member) Wed 17-May-17 15:15:29
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The Lid Dems manifesto has copied Lord Mandleson's USO amendment and says (pg 44)
Invest to ensure that broadband connections and services to be provided before 2020 have a speed of 2 Gbps or more, with fibre to the premises (FTTP) as standard and unlimited usage by 2020 across the whole of the UK. SMEs should be prioritised in the roll-out of hyperfast broadband.


I know of no 2Gbps broadband service in the UK does anyone know where our politicians are getting their info from and what existing technology gives a 2Gbps service?


I believe 1Gbps is available (or soon to be available) on Openreach FTTP services. There's no reason why that couldn't be increased to 2Gbps if required. In theory, the ONT allows for up to four connections IIRC, so in theory you could combine four lines for up to 4Gbps if you really wanted.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 17-May-17 15:57:28
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My question is how many consumer devices support more then gigabit interface? Laudable as a very long term goal but it is irrelevant to users for the next probably 5 years at least.


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 17-May-17 16:27:41
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And who will pay for the equipment and infrastructure?

Or maybe flying pigs will be used to deploy the fibres from pole to pole!


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Standard User 961a
(member) Wed 17-May-17 16:46:32
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"invest to ensure..."

"fttp as standard"

"unlimited usage""

"by 2020 across the whole of the UK"

Flying Pigs have been mentioned but apart from that there is no mention of cost and who is going to pay

And this guy obviously has no knowledge of physics

What is proposed is simply impossible

However, they are also proposing to legalise cannabis, so perhaps the manifesto author is ahead of the rest of us on that one too!
Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(experienced) Wed 17-May-17 16:55:04
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How is it impossible? They've done it abroad. Having said that, that would be some target. We certainly would be future proofed for decades to come.

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Edited by WilliamGrimsley (Wed 17-May-17 16:56:36)

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(staff) Wed 17-May-17 17:00:52
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Read it carefully and recommend also seeing page 66

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Standard User 961a
(member) Wed 17-May-17 17:08:03
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How is it impossible? They've done it abroad. Having said that, that would be some target. We certainly would be future proofed for decades to come.


Not impossible

Just unaffordable
Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(experienced) Wed 17-May-17 17:18:06
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In reply to a post by 961a:
What is proposed is simply impossible

In reply to a post by 961a:
Not impossible

Just unaffordable

Hmm...

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Edited by WilliamGrimsley (Wed 17-May-17 17:18:46)

Standard User 961a
(member) Wed 17-May-17 17:27:32
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Read it carefully and recommend also seeing page 66


I have read it carefully. No cost mentioned

Page 66 is more realistic but again fails to detail cost either to investors (taxpayers?) or to customers
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