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Offline Maik

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MPs demand better broadband (for all)
« on: Saturday, 29 July, 2017 @ 15:42:48 »
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MPs demand compensation for poor broadband speeds
Report calls on Ofcom to get tough on providers that promise fast speeds but fail to deliver

Millions of broadband customers who do not get the connection speeds they pay for should receive compensation, MPs have said.

A new report calls on Ofcom, the media and telecoms regulator, to get tough on broadband providers that promise fast speeds but fail to deliver.

The British infrastruture group of MPs, led by former Tory party chairman Grant Shapps, estimates that as many as 6.7m UK broadband connections may not hit the 10Mb minimum that the government wants to be the UK standard for a basic decent service.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/28/broadband-speed-compensation-ofcom

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Re: MPs demand better broadband (for all)
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 30 July, 2017 @ 13:38:16 »
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BT has offered to provide the infrastructure for 99% of premises in the UK to get broadband speeds of at least 10 megabits per second by 2020.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40751449

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Re: MPs demand better broadband (for all)
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 30 July, 2017 @ 15:19:12 »
Remember that this is the political silly season. The MPs are on holiday so the media has nothing to do, if this is still going on at the end of September then it's worth believing.  :oki:

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Re: MPs demand better broadband (for all)
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 31 July, 2017 @ 12:39:49 »
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BT has offered to provide the infrastructure for 99% of premises in the UK to get broadband speeds of at least 10 megabits per second by 2020.
The information missing from the quote is that BT want to be allowed to transfer the high cost of installation in rural areas onto existing users. So dearer broadband all round.

Why any domestic user NEEDS more than 2mb is beyond me. You need low latency, you don't need high speeds.

IMHO, of course. ;-)