Sunday, 1 August 2010

DSL Speeds

Just came across this article on the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10774406
"The survey found that for DSL services advertised as being "up to" 20Mbps, only 2% of customers got speeds in the range of 14-20Mbps. Of the others, 32% were getting a 8-14Mbps service and 65%, 8Mbps or less."

2% of users get 75% (or better) of advertised speeds? That's pretty damned harsh. That's the kind of thing that your customers ought to know up front.

But that's DSL for you. The article gives a fairly good explanation of some of the reasons why DSL sucks. What we need is fiber-to-the-home and none of this DSL crap:

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2010/04/c6687.html
http://seekingalpha.com/article/197137-competition-is-starting-to-weigh-on-rogers-communications?

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