How can ADSL compete with cable broadband?

  CurlyWhirly 19:29 14 Aug 2005
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I have just seen this article click here where it says that it is going to offer a 10mb cable service for only £35.


How can ADSL (in the UK this really means BT) compete with this?
I mean *if* cable was available in my area I would migrate to the cable service and I expect thousands of people feel the same.


I think that ADSL 2+ is being trialled now but even when it's released I don't expect I will be able to take advantage of it as I am under the impression that you need to be within 1.5 km of the exchange and as I live around 3km away this means I am out of luck.


Any comments anyone?

  LastChip 21:55 14 Aug 2005

At the moment, I have a 512K service which has been promised to be upgraded to 1M free of charge.

Currently, I can download pages from almost anywhere in the world almost instantly. Presumably, this 1M service - if it ever comes :-( will be quicker. For me to upgrade to Cable means the upheaval of having an optical service connected and an increase in the monthly rent of around 50%.

What advantage am I going to get from that?

I'm not into streaming video or anything like that, so I think it's just a precursor to capture you into buying on-line streaming services. In other words, it's a sprat to catch a mackerel. But unless I can see distinct advantages, this little fish 'aint biting!

  CurlyWhirly 16:13 15 Aug 2005

Mr Mistoffelees - 600 metres from the local exchange. You lucky person!
Whether *I* will be able to get a faster speed of service than my present 1mb using ADSL 2+ remains to be seen!
I sincerely hope so.


LastChip - I *am* interested in streaming videos and music so it looks like I will have to do without these services :0(


pj123 - Yes I think I would be happy with 2mb as well (if I could get it)!

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