Gigabit broadband: First areas to benefit announced
19/03/2021 | news | technology | 1,086
The government announces first stages of plans to get superfast broadband to the majority of UK homes.
Imagine being able to stream BBCs Mrs Brown Boys on a 1GB connection? It still won't be funny. Removed
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19/03/2021 10:25:19 211 12
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will it not be over, quicker though?
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19/03/2021 11:17:53 28 3
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I think I'd prefer to watch a 'buffering' screen.
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19/03/2021 11:31:19 16 3
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Brilliant!
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19/03/2021 11:33:23 24 7
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100%...I worry for people's mental health who find it funny...and actually find it offensively un-funny...it could be cost cut with 0 pain to 99% of the TV aduience!
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19/03/2021 11:54:52 4 5
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What you don't realise is the more you keep giving your view on this programme the more people will want to watch it Brendan O'Carroll rubbing his hands on his way to the bank.
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19/03/2021 12:37:18 10 2
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It'd still be ******* **** - ok, the odd swear word is "funny" in the right context, but the persistence is just irritating
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19/03/2021 12:48:27 6 6
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I find the programme quite nostalgic. I haven't come across that sort of humour since I left primary school.
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19/03/2021 12:59:38 4 1
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I'd rather watch the Test Card than mbb!
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19/03/2021 13:01:41 0 2
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10 million+ disagree and in Toryland the market rules.
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19/03/2021 13:20:59 1 0
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100% agree, I think some people at the BBC think all men in drag are always funny or entertaining.

It's not 1973 anymore.
Didnt see any places other than England - Wales is such a backward country Removed
Another HYS on a safe topic.

Best not have an opinion on Uighur children, Sturgeon or Armie Hammer being named before any evidence to suggest he is guilty of anything, but as long as the lady accusing him is kept anonymous that's good.

Good work BBC.
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19/03/2021 10:53:55 1 2
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As the BBC cannot easily control comments, there are areas which cannot be opened to HYS. We can read your direction of travel from your comment as you mention 2 women specifically! Women-bashing is quite popular amongst certain sections of the HYS population and you would not want to start an HYS on Megan and Harry. In that context, I would have liked an HYS on mental health.
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19/03/2021 10:34:45 338 11
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I live in a remote part of Scotland. A non profit organisation set up to get broadband to remote areas and the signal is bounced around on land based satellite dishes from places that have fibre. I get about 60 mbps for £15 a month. No need for a landline. When a profit builds we get upgraded equipment and faster speeds. Just shows you what can be achieved when the profit motive is removed.
I live in Orkney and use mobile bb - but I don't get 60mbps for £15 a month!
Tell me more please - peter.breingan@gmail.com
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19/03/2021 10:35:33 213 6
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I would have commented earlier but my broadband is too slow
It's always the same. Broadband speeds get updated, 90% of the country get connected, IT firms (thinking they are clever) make their websites more complicated, and the 10 in rural areas that are not connected (we've not even got 3G let alone 5G) get left behind.

So much for levelling up!
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19/03/2021 12:00:37 2 0
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Isn't that one of the perks of living off grid?
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19/03/2021 12:06:07 1 2
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Agree, we're in a rural area and get 1to 2.5 Mbps and pay a lot for it. If we do get the upgrade as suggested, how much will that cost!
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i know where that useless article johnson needs the jab, and its not in his arm. Removed
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19/03/2021 11:03:40 2 3
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Mrs Thatcher is like marmite.. you love her or hate her.
Good old Boris, lying again. Removed
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20/03/2021 09:54:36 3 1
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Some of the money needs to be invested in tracking, catching and gaoling the scammers who will be able to scam people even faster. It's very disappointing that the police seem to have no ability stop scammers.
20/03/2021 11:04:50 2 1
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Most of them seem to be from the boys in blue, So not too hard find.
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19/03/2021 11:14:07 47 5
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So does some urban parts of India. Students come from places like Israel, South Korea, India etc to study and find it surprising that the UK has such low internet speeds. They realise what they took for granted in their country, and assumed they would get the same, if not even higher speeds in the UK!
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