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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Thu 29-Jan-15 17:40:54
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US change definition of broadband to 25Mb


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It's fair to say you won't be seeing this here any time soon, their new definition for broadband is more stringent than our definition of 'superfast'!

http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/29/7932653/fcc-change...
Standard User epyon
(experienced) Thu 29-Jan-15 18:23:13
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you won't see this in the usa anytime soon either

they will rename any broadband packages from "fast broadband internet" to "fast internet" and still sell it for $45/pm with 100GB Cap"

The more things change the more they stay the same.

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Edited by epyon (Thu 29-Jan-15 18:24:07)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 29-Jan-15 18:35:00
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Take a look at motel signs - free High Speed Internet, above or below free HBO/Cinemax depending on the chain

It is also the country that paid handsomely to install FTTH and then maximum speed you can buy is 5 Mbps

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/andrew-ferguson/fibr...

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Thu 29-Jan-15 19:56:59
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The example you picked on seems to be a mom and pop local telco of the kind that just don't exist here. They appear to rent a nice expensive backhaul from Cogent and exist in the middle of nowhere.

I'm sure we can all pick on exceptional cases, doesn't change that this is a very positive thing that we could, and should, learn from.

It would rather rapidly focus minds with politicians for sure if we were to no longer define ADSL as broadband.

I think it's a great idea. If we try setting our sights high and working up to them rather than setting them low and calling it a success when we reach them this can only be a good thing.
Standard User epyon
(experienced) Thu 29-Jan-15 21:17:19
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I'm not sure about motels

when I lived in the states we had 1 ISP Cincinnati bell

and for 10Mbps FTTP it was like 30 dollars a month

250 dollars for 200Mbps

out in the sticks it would be different a lot of people I know are on ADSL fixed 2-5Mbps services still.

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 30-Jan-15 08:18:14
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I don't really see how changing the name alters anything. People will still pick packages based on price and speed - what it is called is irrelevant. Might as well call it Fig Internet for all it matters.
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Fri 30-Jan-15 09:19:29
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Is the name of this website Think Fig Internet?

BT or Plusnet's pages selling Internet or are all selling broadband?

Comparison websites offering to compare Internet access or broadband?

Many haven't a clue what '16 Megs' means. They want 'broadband'.
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Fri 30-Jan-15 09:23:57
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Don't tell them that FTTH is narrowband wink

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Fri 30-Jan-15 09:25:44
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In reply to a post by ian72:
I don't really see how changing the name alters anything.


In today's Idiocracy such things seem to matter, like the ISP FTTH presentation telling me that the latest faster powerline ethernet "only uses the earth wire to get better speeds" and the audience nodding.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 30-Jan-15 09:30:21
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It would be a cunning trick to get people to upgrade to FTTC services, i.e. law saying ADSL2+ cannot be advertised as broadband, but only as Basic Internet Access

You can bet that more would then upgrade to FTTC, even if their ADSL2+ met their need for speed. Simply look at the number of councils and campaigners claiming you need fibre to watch HD video, yes some do, but many don't.

Actual fact is lost once politics and sales becomes involved

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