The “super-fast” broadband lie

Another moan…

Dearest BT/ISPs/The Government,

Isn’t it about time you admitted to the lie that is the super-fast broadband roll-out. If the majority of the population were still using dial-up, then yes, broadband could be considered “super-fast”; but we’re not, we’re mostly using ADSL now, so the perceived national average is what? 2-5Mbps…

That being the case, giving folks the option to upgrade to 25Mbps+ services might be called “super-fast” by the target audience – and that’s who matters; the end-users (you and me, Jimmy). We need to be demanding even faster services right across the country.

Thank you.

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Published by PantsManUK

Twenty-plus years in IT and/or gaming in one form or another. My proudest moment was getting through Jet Pac on the Sinclair Spectrum 48K ;-)

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  1. This a real bug bear of mine. Especially when mugs like me live in the sticks and have to pay for 8mb (top package for my area) and routinely get 2mb. Other countries manage fast speeds just fine!

    1. I have a nasty suspicion that the government (*cough*Tories!*cough*) are waiting patiently for the 4G roll-out to pick up the slack, but there-in lies a minefield of problems; you think ADSL contention rates are bad? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet… And don’t get me started on lack of coverage.

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