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Standard User TBUser2012
(newbie) Fri 24-Mar-17 14:35:03
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Historical Speeds


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I'm trying to find what the most commonly offered internet speeds (residential) were over the years before fibre. I can't remember the upload speeds of when broadband was first introduced.

56K / 33.6K
512K / ?
1 / ?
2 / ?
8 / 448K
24 / 1
24 / 2.5
38 / 9.5
76 / 19

I know cable speeds from Blueyonder/Telewest were very different to ADSL, but I never used them.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 24-Mar-17 14:41:05
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Re: Historical Speeds


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News archive goes back to 2000 and this search http://www.thinkbroadband.com/archive/24.html?q=uplo... will give you lots of stuff to pull together

A sign of how things have changed is a speed test roundup from 2004
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/1664-top-10-faste...

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Standard User witchunt
(member) Fri 24-Mar-17 14:51:28
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Re: Historical Speeds


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No doubt it could found easily enough using Google, but the upload for 512kbps/ 1Mbits and 2Mbits ADSL from BT at the beginning was 256kbps.


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Standard User TBUser2012
(newbie) Fri 24-Mar-17 15:14:17
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Re: Historical Speeds


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Thanks. Surprisingly a lot higher than I expected.

Upload speeds were never widely advertised back then (or even now), and trying to search for definitive figures from that period of time proved more difficult than I thought. I did come across this list of bit rates / modems though.
Standard User Andrue
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 24-Mar-17 16:22:40
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I remember when the fastest that CompuServe offered was 9600.

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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Fri 24-Mar-17 17:06:45
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Re: Historical Speeds


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In reply to a post by Andrue:
I remember when the fastest that CompuServe offered was 9600.

I remember 1200 / 600 was the fastest LOL

Mum wasn't too happy with the phone bill frown

Ah the good old BBS days.

Paul

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Standard User Andrue
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 24-Mar-17 19:09:54
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I had a company phone line and when the US arm of CIS rolled out 19200 I used to dial New York smile

But surprisingly the UK got 36k first.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 24-Mar-17 20:01:04
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Anyone remember getting online at 33k with AOL?

Tim
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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Fri 24-Mar-17 23:54:56
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Re: Historical Speeds


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In reply to a post by Andrue:
I had a company phone line and when the US arm of CIS rolled out 19200 I used to dial New York smile

But surprisingly the UK got 36k first.

It makes a change us getting something before the US, I bet they had a hissy fit about that tongue

Paul

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sat 25-Mar-17 10:25:37
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I remember been on an isp that offered unlimited use but would auto disconnect you after an hour, a friend of mine coded an app which auto redialed. smile

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