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    BT stands up and says FTTC a good medium and long term solution

    This is a discussion on BT stands up and says FTTC a good medium and long term solution within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; I guess it depends on how you view "long term" and "short term". They say "a week is a long ...

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      Re: BT stands up and says FTTC a good medium and long term solution

      I guess it depends on how you view "long term" and "short term".

      They say "a week is a long time in politics"

      Seriously though, with 4K and 8K video becoming available, but not completely ready, the current services would be fine for most people. About a year after 8K TVs start shipping the demand for faster connections will jump even more.

      For now though, with the plans to increase FTTC above 100mbps, BTO are on target to reach the EU target for 2020.

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      Re: BT stands up and says FTTC a good medium and long term solution

      wonder how much coverage they have now wth fttc

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      Re: BT stands up and says FTTC a good medium and long term solution

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      You should know by now that this country consists of 2 parts, London and SE and the Rest of Us and I think it always will do.
      Hey I'm in the south east. But I agree with the money being spent on the Olympics. All that cash being spent for an event that will only last 4 weeks.
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      Re: BT stands up and says FTTC a good medium and long term solution

      Whilst the majority of the Olympic games are being held in the South East, there are events happening in other parts of the UK. Namely the football is being played in Manchester and other cities, for example.

      Weymouth & Portland is often regarded is the South, but is also sometimes regarded as being in the South West, depending which map you look at.

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      Re: BT stands up and says FTTC a good medium and long term solution

      But I agree with the money being spent on the Olympics.
      Do you mean you don't agree with the money being spent?

      They actually had the cheek to boast about the games coming in at 476M below the budget. They conveniently forget the the original budget was 2.4B about a quarter of the actual cost. Charities throughout the country will be glad to see the back of it, maybe now they will get a fair share of the lottery fund, which has been raped by the Olympics.

      Scubbie, there may be parts of the games being held throughout the country, Scotland even gets Woman's football I think, but did they receive any of the huge amount of money spent? I don't think so as they are using existing facilities.

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      Re: BT stands up and says FTTC a good medium and long term solution

      Greetings,

      I read that the 479M was to be given back to the treasury, now the question is which black hole will it fall in to now? Because I bet they don't have the sense to put it towards the deficiet.
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      Re: BT stands up and says FTTC a good medium and long term solution

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Scubbie, there may be parts of the games being held throughout the country, Scotland even gets Woman's football I think, but did they receive any of the huge amount of money spent? I don't think so as they are using existing facilities.
      I don't know the specific details regarding where the money has been spent. I do recall that comments were made regarding the Olympics being won for London where they had failed for Manchester in the past. Basically the rest of the world recognises where London is.

      I guess the same could be said for Greece. should they bid to hold the Olympics, would we ever consider them being primarily held in any other city than Athens?

      As for contracts relating to the games, I know that our local news did cover some of the firms in Surrey and Hampshire the other week showing how much they had collectively gained from the games.

      The spread of the wealth is not even across the UK and never will be. However the cost of homes is far less when you move away from the South East which could mean that those living inside London are less able to purchase their own home than someone in Scotland, for example.

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      I read that the 479M was to be given back to the treasury, now the question is which black hole will it fall in to now? Because I bet they don't have the sense to put it towards the deficiet.
      A lot of money has come from both the Government and the Lottery. If the money was returned, I hope that the will also return it to the Lottery Fund too.

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      Re: BT stands up and says FTTC a good medium and long term solution

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Do you mean you don't agree with the money being spent?

      They actually had the cheek to boast about the games coming in at 476M below the budget. They conveniently forget the the original budget was 2.4B about a quarter of the actual cost. Charities throughout the country will be glad to see the back of it, maybe now they will get a fair share of the lottery fund, which has been raped by the Olympics.

      Scubbie, there may be parts of the games being held throughout the country, Scotland even gets Woman's football I think, but did they receive any of the huge amount of money spent? I don't think so as they are using existing facilities.
      Damn iPad, yes I meant I don't agree. Update my precious post to correct my mistake
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      Re: BT stands up and says FTTC a good medium and long term solution

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Do you mean you don't agree with the money being spent?
      sorry yes that is what I meant
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