Getting what you pay for?!?
I wish people would stop leaving comments saying 'ISPS should give me what I pay for'
Most of the people who read here are involved in IT in some form and should have at least some basic understanding of what the issue's are:
BT's network dates back to the ark.. there is not enough capacity there to handle the demand - This is a *p2p service* .. It wont be going out over the "web" as such, it'll merely be passed between the UK ISP's and right back over BT again.. you know.. the network with capacity that just isnt there in places?
Secondly - Do you have any idea how much 1mbit/sec of sustained traffic on a bt central pipe costs? Evidently not - I'll give you a clue between £160-£300. Let's assume your isp pay £160 per mbit/sec per month. £160 * 8 = £1280 / Month.
So I for one support the ISP's here - The reason why the service is contended is so we can get high speed internet at a reasonable price.. who here has £1280 to shell out for their ADSL on a yearly basis.. let alone a month!!
For those of you who like analogys.. I dont see people pissing and moaning as much if there's a hosepipe ban.. also.. what do you think would happen if everyone decided to turn their taps on at the same time - Do you think you'd 'Get what you pay for' then? No.
If everyone connected to the same exchange picked up their landline's and tried to make a telephone call.. do you all think you'd get through? No.
If everyone in the same area on the same mobile network tried to make a phone call at the same time.. Do you think it would work? No.
So why is it ISP's that are taking the shit, for doing something nearly every utility provider in the UK does?
Mines the one with the clue bat.