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    Labour shock pledge: 16.8-meg broadband for ALL by 2012!


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    Ambitious, aren't they?

    BT are going to love that.

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    Not surprised - Labour always manage to screw something up... - though a 16.8Meg connection would be nice!

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    It just goes to show that you should never try and expand abbreviations - leave them vague and then no-one knows you don't know what it means.

    To be fair, I've had people who really should know the difference between bits and bytes get them confused so there's little chance for non-techy people.

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    Wonder if the few gaps will include poor Ric who's connection isn't very good at his rural location

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    Ric is not in a rural location, he works in a posh suburb of Blackpool, and now has a very nice internet connection. It wasn't his fault BT put the fibre on the wrong side of a gas main and when it came time to come into the school couldn't!

    Oh, you mean his home! Yeah, it's sticksville!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Not surprised - Labour always manage to screw something up... - though a 16.8Meg connection would be nice!
    When i lived with my folks we could get upto 17 - but normal speeds where anything between 12-14.5mb - i have now moved around the corner but am capped at only 8mb!

    Edit: does make you think do they actually have a clue when they say half of the things they do - if you didn't see another C**k up by a labour minister see this post by mattx What does IP Stand For ?
    Last edited by glennda; 12th April 2010 at 10:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Ric is not in a rural location, he works in a posh suburb of Blackpool, and now has a very nice internet connection. It wasn't his fault BT put the fibre on the wrong side of a gas main and when it came time to come into the school couldn't!

    Oh, you mean his home! Yeah, it's sticksville!
    Yeh I meant his home as I feel for him as I know he's had some bad times with that. I'm sure his CLEO is a lovely 100mb fibre (goes and sniffles in a corner at my 3x 5mb bonded wet string from my lot )

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    I have a 2 megabyte connection already. Woohooo

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    All in-line with digital economy bill, all the better to spy on you with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhyte85 View Post
    All in-line with digital economy bill, all the better to spy on you with.
    Surely for that they'd prefer to minimize connection speeds, that way they've got less data to trawl through when they want to accuse you of something?

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    You wouldn't be downloading anything on a slow connection, legal or not...

    It's a trap!!!1

    Do you think they'd manually trawl through logs in anycase?

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    Our new Prime Minister...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhyte85 View Post
    You wouldn't be downloading anything on a slow connection, legal or not...

    It's a trap!!!1

    Do you think they'd manually trawl through logs in anycase?
    Either manual or automatic, it still takes longer with a lot more data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    Surely for that they'd prefer to minimize connection speeds, that way they've got less data to trawl through when they want to accuse you of something?
    They don't actually need to prove you were doing anything under the digital economy bill - just have 'cause to believe'

    As for connection, our exchange down here in hastings is so balls I can only get 2mb, and thats at a horrificly unreliably state.

    Makes working from home a lot of fun....

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