[UK-Bug] News .. Oodles of Noodles ?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Andy M Jenkins, May 31, 2004.

  1. Another supplier will shortly be hitting the market with their Voice
    over Broadband services aimed at both residential and business broadband
    users, citing savings on telephone calls by as much as 75% over
    traditional methods.

    http://snipurl.com/6rsi
     
    Andy M Jenkins, May 31, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Andy M Jenkins

    nsj Guest

    I quote from your 2Mbps for £32 article:

    "Hopefully this is 'the start of the end' for the recent reduced speed
    'broadband' offerings."

    Pray tell, Andy, what is wrong with the 150k-250k broadband offerings?
    There are many people, my parents for instance, who use their Internet
    connection for little more than e-mail and casual WWW use. For them, 512k
    would be overkill, but not having the telephone line engaged is a major
    benefit. I imagine the same is true for many others, not to mention those
    who are on a tighter budget than we ourselves might like to be.

    150-250k services are still 'broadband' -- a broad set of frequencies are
    still used down the telephone line/cable TV network in order to carry the
    data from the home to the exchange/head end.
     
    nsj, Jun 1, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. But when people speak of 'broadband' internet connection they are
    generally referring to its having a greater bandwidth, rather than to
    the particular technology used. So in that sense 'broadband' is a purely
    relative term.
     
    Alec McKenzie, Jun 1, 2004
    #3
  4. Andy M Jenkins

    poster Guest

    It might just be that there were a number of sub-500 services announced
    by Tiscali, and PlusNet (the latter avtually using the former for them)
    and Andy doesn't want to see another 20 firms offering lower speeds at
    lower prices as they all need announcing/coverage, and they'd just be
    shaving pennies off one anothers pricing to say "we're cheaper" (?)

    A look at the range of names (many of whom I had never come across in
    the past as dial-up ISPs) that offer ADSL is growing - OK there are a
    few thousand possible IPSTAG holders too, one doesn't expect to know
    them all, but 3-4 years ago there seemed to be a dozen or so big
    names that many people used while the move to ADSL might have been
    handy for a number of previously unheard of ISPs to get exposure.
     
    poster, Jun 1, 2004
    #4
  5. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    Hash: SHA1

    It is a shame that common "misusage" of a term gets to change that
    term... IMHO.

    Having said that, most people refer to "broadband" are in fact refering
    to a conventional ADSL line which is indeed broadband. The "misusage" is
    people who refer to some of the other technologies as broadband, and
    that is not a "common misuage".

    Does language change is people say something correct (e.g. calling ADSL
    "broadband" because it is a broad spectrum radio signal) but think they
    are saying something else (i.e. it is a fast internet connection)?

    I suspect this is better in an english language group!

    - --
    Rev Adrian Kennard
    Andrews & Arnold Ltd / AAISP www.aaisp.net.uk

    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
    Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (GNU/Linux)
    Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org

    iD8DBQFAvFupHBb4e52L0Y0RAhJ0AJ9QuLyIjyvLUsSxEQRZ/jXRK0S8hACfeb+V
    y1LyLUoAQdjDxBUl4Delrcw=
    =a4lX
    -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
     
    Rev Adrian Kennard, Jun 1, 2004
    #5
  6. Andy M Jenkins

    Bob Eager Guest

    Then they would be wrong. They probably think 'baseband' has to be
    really slow, too.
     
    Bob Eager, Jun 1, 2004
    #6
  7. Andy M Jenkins

    Tony Walton Guest

    Probably because they think it's just "basic broadband".
     
    Tony Walton, Jun 1, 2004
    #7
  8. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    Hash: SHA1

    1000-baseT is baseband <-:

    - --
    Rev Adrian Kennard
    Andrews & Arnold Ltd / AAISP www.aaisp.net.uk

    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
    Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (GNU/Linux)
    Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org

    iD8DBQFAvHwUHBb4e52L0Y0RAizzAJ9X+MZUyQBAzIdISi2VOTiapIS7XwCgin81
    ruG7SIROEVyjPpMRPNHu3eQ=
    =K/Oh
    -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
     
    Rev Adrian Kennard, Jun 1, 2004
    #8
  9. Andy M Jenkins

    Tony Walton Guest


    *I* know that. I was referring to what the great amorphous "they" think (-;
     
    Tony Walton, Jun 1, 2004
    #9
  10. Andy M Jenkins

    Bob Eager Guest

    I know that. Tony knows that. You know that. Bet 'they' don't....!

    That's why I said it!
     
    Bob Eager, Jun 1, 2004
    #10
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.