24Mbit broadband in London for £20 a month!

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After years of lagging behind mainland Europe, it looks like super-fast broadband might finally be making it to Britain's shores. Local loop unbundling has already offered 8mbps speeds - and now one operator is going three times faster as it pilots a 24mbps scheme.

Be has launched in central London, and promises speeds as fast as 24mbps for those within a kilometre of their exchange. Users a bit further out will see their speeds drop a bit, but many should still be able to race around the net at up to 15mbps without a problem. The scheme is based on ADSL2+ technology, and is being offered to the first batch of subscribers for £20 a month - cheaper than many existing 1 or 2mbps services.

Previous LLU services have faced problems with a massive oversubscription. However, Be insists it is prepared for a large take-up of its new service.

Initial subscribers are also being offered an extra enticement to join up - a free wireless ADSL router comes with the service. The requirements for joining up also include "A rampant thirst for speed", as well as the more traditional items like a phone line and a computer. The site's FAQs suggest users could be up and running at the high speed within two weeks of signing up.

https://www.bethere.co.uk/beonline/productHome.do
Woah! :banana:
 

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hmm

our leading provider in WA is sayign that 12M is the highest attainable speed with adsl2. which it very well may be due to our shitty telecommunications infrastucture...
ibroadband2 is fast. You should note however that your download speed can be affected by many factors, including the age of your phone line. 12000kbps is the maximum download speed attainable with iibroadband2.
http://www.iinet.net.au/broadband/
 

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cheaper than my 1.5mb... I can get around 6mb for the same price if i change providers but i lose free email scanning and soem other security shit that i dont understand.
 

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I wouldnt know what to download with all that speed :p
you'll find something... i remember going from dialup to adsl a few years back and thinking "what do i do now?". i was hitting the dl limit by the end of the 2nd month. :)
 

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yeh, i'm in australia. i'm not sure why we have dl limits, probably something to do with the fact that adsl is very expensive to maintain in a sparce country liek oz.
 
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