[Wolves] 8MB Broad Band

Simon Morris simon.morris at cmtww.com
Tue Apr 4 15:52:14 BST 2006

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Kevanf1 wrote:
>> BT have finally released 8MB Broad Band (As of 1st April) it still has that
>> "Get out of jail free" attached *Up to 8MB* but even so, hound your ISP :)
>> Oh and upload speeds are supposed to increase to 3/4MB
>> Now where did I put those bake bean tins and string?
>> --
> A lot of people are going to find they need to upgrade their
> modem/router to access the 8mb speed :-(  Whether they can do it via a
> firmware upgrade or they have to go out and buy a new piece of kit is
> the question..

It's a good point. A lot of the Cisco kit we look after (including some
fairly decent, not that old routers) would struggle to handle a
continous 3Mbps data transfer, especially if you are running
access-control lists or any sort of encryption.

8Mb seems like a good marketing trick to me - A lot of offices with 100
staff don't touch 2Mbps during peak hours.

Plus - who at home needs that kind of speed? Unless you are shifting a
*huge* amount of copyrighted content (movies etc) or you are a distro
fiend who installs new Linux versions every night of the week.


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