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Re: [LUG] Fwd: UK 'misled' on broadband speeds


On 27 July 2010 08:47, Neil Winchurst <barnaby@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Many western European countries do much better than us for their broadband,
> it seems. Especially France. Why? Simple, their national phone system is not
> run by a private company with shareholders.
> Neil

Rose-tinted specs? Possibly.

If you go outside of the towns and cities, the situation is just as
bad, if not worse, than over here.

Some friends of mine live in deepest rural France. After waiting
months for FT to get themselves into gear and fit a phone line, and
another while for them to decide that they were allowed to have ADSL,
their modem connects at 2Mbit max, and only when the wind is going in
the right direction - actual throughput is somewhat less.

If you go into the cities, you get better speeds and more choice. As
is the case over here.

Not that far off from what some people experience with BT.


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