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# 15069 2-Aug-2007 15:39
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Master Geek

  # 81235 6-Aug-2007 06:40
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even more simillarly, I've just given up my cable modem set up in the uk (we're all over here now). This was 20Mbs line that usually seemed to give 25/23 (not 2.5 but 25).

This is a repeat of the bb story that happened a few years ago when companies in the uk were advertising regularly 150Kbs as broadband. The difference over in the uk is the state of the competition. Yes BT has  large chunk, but there are smaller backbones available. It seems to always boil down to competition models that gives you choice at your door.

Gas/water/electricity were privatised differently than the bell/att&t model that BT underwent. And though they are not perfect (re misselling and non lean companies), they give consumers a better choice. With gas one company looks after the pipes, while other nominally suply the gas.

With BT we had the same as you, no choice on the line. Even worse there were no free local calls, no itemisation on the bills (under 10 UKP) which the vast majority of my calls were.

It defeats me as why other countries still think the BT model of privatisation was ever a good thing with all the evidence that it wasn't.


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  # 81255 6-Aug-2007 09:47
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new2nz: even more simillarly, I've just given up my cable modem set up in the uk (we're all over here now). This was 20Mbs line that usually seemed to give 25/23 (not 2.5 but 25).

Were you with ntl/Virgin Media by any chance?

If so, it's great to see the old network is keeping up - take note TelstraClear!!


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Master Geek

  # 82052 11-Aug-2007 22:41
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sorry for the delay in replying. yes I was with them.

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