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I only intend this opinion to cover the options available, using my own experience as a previous dial-up and subsequently as a broadband customer for background. What it is NOT, is an endorsement of one company’s service. WHAT’S AVALABLE? Basically, there are two main types of broadband ... Read review

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Broadband - The Internet Comes Of Age

AdvantagesBroadband can lead to........

Disadvantages......broad arse. The ADSL 'assault course' to getting connected

"I only intend this opinion to cover the options available, using my own experience as a previous dial-up and subsequently as a broadband customer for background. What it is NOT, is an endorsement of one company’s service. WHAT’S AVALABLE? Basically, there are two main types of broadband service. Probably the most common is ADSL, the Asymmetric Digital Services Line, so called because its download speed is faster than its upload speed, hence ..." Read review
29.02.2004

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BT – I ♥ YOU!

AdvantagesLoads more people should be able to get Broadband now

DisadvantagesYou might not be one of them

"6th September, 2004 - I've been waiting for this day for a little while now, just like a kid waiting for Christmas morning, I’ve been getting more and more excited everyday. And now, this special day has arrived. What? At 7am this morning, BT finally dropped the distance restriction on 512kb ADSL Broadband (from now on to be known as ADSL BB). Previously, if you lived around 6km or more from an ADSL BB enabled BT exchange, you still couldn't ..." Read review
06.09.2004

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Community Level 3shadia

shadia

broadband

Advantagesquick access

Disadvantagesthe cost

"At uni I had T3 internet connection which was superfast, so I had reservations about coming home to my crappy slow internet. It was how I imagined it to be, slower than a snail! so I went out and bought BT broadband - also known as BT openworld. I got mine from comet and paid £40 for the modem and then it is £27 a month for the connection if you pay by direct debit or £28 if you just pay it normally. With Broadband you need to get a special ..." Read review
28.08.2003

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Community Level 2tcorange

tcorange

Tiscali low priced Broadband

AdvantagesSpeed

Disadvantagesnone

"Tiscali Broadband, what can I say, I have just installed Tiscali’s low priced 150k broadband service. This costs £15.99 a month and is three times the speed of standard dial up. O.K this service is not the full speed of 512kb broadband but also it is only half the cost. It only took 12 days from ordering to the delivery of the modem and to get my BT line activated which I consider very good. The installation of the modem and the software is very ..." Read review
28.11.2003

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Community Level 2mikeuk

mikeuk

Broadband Usefulness versus cost

AdvantagesSpeed

DisadvantagesCost

"There are many reasons why people use the Internet, some for research/study, work (email), or just plain entertainment. I can only add a few commnents because there's no argument compared to 56kbs connection, broadband is 10 faster and a lot quicker to download stuff. Beware though, at an average of £29 per month (BT Broadband), it isn't cheap, however, compared with BT's Home Highway, its certainly better value for money. Unlike Highway Broadband ..." Read review
12.10.2003

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