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cyrus5   Posted 21st Feb 2006 1:35pm
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Yeah, rules and regs suck. I think over here (Uk) Oftel (the telecommunications watchdog) have stipulated that dsl resellers cannot force you to have a year subscription, which means you can change suppliers for no cost. Though there is a flaw in their plan, British Telecom provide all the adsl infrastructure (well up until quite recently) and levee each reseller witha £50 connection fee. What some companies do is absorb the fee unless you cancel within a year, at which point they will charge you.

No such thing as free and easy, or fair for that matter, though things are improving, bt have now allow companies to unbundle the local loops so that they can actually provide their own infrastructure instead of just reselling bt's service, this has seen speeds increase and prices drop, the only thing is the tech is still CENSORED e. I have 8mb adsl and the most i ever get is 3.5mb. the only way to get 8 is too live within 200meters of your local exchange. Mines about a good 3/4 mile away. Wish I could get cable, NTL are planning to trial 100mb apparently.. Nice! V Nice

If you go through either tweekui or one of the windows management apps you can set the max bandwidth for microsofts 'Background Intellegent Transfer' service, or jsut turn it off. Should be called something more along the lines of secret-annoying-piece-of-crap-network-bandwidth-absorbing-corporate-spyware IMHO.
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NoClanFrank    Posted 21st Feb 2006 10:13pm
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I'm still waiting for Verizon to install fiber optics in my neighborhood, which they claim will be doing soon. If they do I will mostly like be switching to that. From what Mad Cat said, his cost is only 75 dollars, which twice what I pay now but if I can get the higher upload speeds than it would be worth it. It would mean I can run a UT2004 server and not have to rely on a redirect server for the mods and files that I run. The one I use is currently down and there is no point in running a server unless you run default map and default mods.
I think here in the states, they charge you a fee just to charge you a fee. To pursue you to stay with them and if you don't they still get more of your money!
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cyrus5   Posted 23rd Feb 2006 6:23pm
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Run a cable from belgium, they get stupidly fast internet and it costs peanuts. How much do you think 3000 miles of rj45 cat6 would cost? might need some kind of super atomic powered signal booster about half way
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skvlad01   Posted 23rd Feb 2006 8:53pm
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i wish we could get so thing better then dial up, dam australia's telecomunications is so bad Africa is just behinde. In Aus u can olny get ADSL up to a max of 4Km from the exchange and thats 1.5Mbit.
also 1.5Mbit is the max u can get in Aus on adsl. i can't even get ADSL and my exchange is enabled
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LordSeafood   Posted 24th Feb 2006 12:46am
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Australia also has adsl2+ now which is a maximum of 24mbit down(depends how close you are to the exchange) and a maximum of 1.5Mbit up (again depends how close)

Only in a few areas though.
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cyrus5   Posted 24th Feb 2006 1:40pm
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thats one good thing about small countries, the uk has 90% coverage of adsl @ 1mb iirc. though I suppose even in australia, most of the population pretty concentrated isnt it?
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LordSeafood   Posted 24th Feb 2006 10:59pm
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Yes i think its roughly about 80% of our pop. cover 25% of the land area or something like that. We have normal ADSL (goes up to 1.5Mbit) coverage mostly everywhere and hopefully adsl2+ will be getting wider coverage in the near future.
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