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Labour: Free British broadband for country if we win general election

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Re: Political self-obsession and onanism

For things like broadband, this is why they have the 20:1 and 50:1 contention ratios for business and personal use respectively.

Broadband provision ceased to have a specific ratio a while back, around when 'up to' came into being. It no longer made any sense. Now capacity provision is based on the level of complaints being received or (the more expensive ISPs) predicting usage growth patterns. Basically a particular route gets upgraded as/when it 'needs it' rather than on the basis of a numeric ratio.

Underpinning most of this is openreach and they seem to do a pretty good job of late of keeping up with CP's bandwidth requests. Getting rid of the cumbersome 'central's probably helped.

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