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1Gbps Broadband Speeds Brought to... Bournemouth

Ever wanted to move to Bournemouth? You may want to after this...

Thinkbroadband reports that approximately 1,000 homes in the area which are part of the FibreCity Fibre to the Home (FTTH) project will soon be able to receive speeds of up to 1Gb/sec (1,000Mb/sec).

In all fairness, typical packages will be 25Mb/sec to 100Mb/sec (still not to be sniffed at) which the headline gigabit rate will be reserved for short bursts (you'd likely only ever need it for short bursts!). That said, prices will begin from just £9.99 for a 100Mb/sec connection with three fibre providers - Vispa, Velocity 1 and Fibreband - fighting over users' bandwidth.

"This announcement is just the start, as we expect additional providers, large and small, to come on to the portal over the course of the year," said Elford Thomas, CEO of i3 Group the umbrella corporation for FibreCity. "Now that service providers have a technology platform to support next generation services, I believe they will develop media rich applications that legacy copper networks simply cannot support."

Eligible households will receive details of all three providers' schemes shortly, but while waiting they can also be confident in knowing they have already secured my utmost jealousy.

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via Thinkbroadband

adoniteINK

February 25, 2010, 6:50 am

<strike>Fair Use Management Policy </strike>...in other news, a rapid rise of NSFW content in Bournemouth is predicted by Top analysts.

adoniteINK

February 25, 2010, 6:50 am

<strike>Fair Use Management Policy </strike>...in other news, a rapid rise of NSFW content in Bournemouth is predicted by Top analysts.

Ala Miah

February 25, 2010, 4:03 pm

Argh! I Hate people living in Bournemouth now >;<

Max

February 25, 2010, 4:13 pm

Sounds nice. I wish the government weren't so obsessed with this universal service business. It's going to destroy any competitive edge this country can claim if businesses and consumers in London have to pay for someone's lifestyle choice of living in the north of Scotland.

Ian Mayall

February 25, 2010, 5:39 pm

@Max - As opposed to the rest of us paying for the City of London?





*hint* - Credit Crunch......

Chocoa

February 25, 2010, 6:34 pm

@ IAN


LOL go get 'em tiger! ;P





Back on topic though, this seems just another headline act to say we are moving out of the steam age, when compared to parts of the Far East ie the new 'WEST'





Mind you in light of all this access to content implied in such speeds Dear Mandie will be p***ed off that the House of Lords are going to bin his new shinny Digital Millenium Act </tee hee

Max

February 25, 2010, 8:25 pm

@Ian Mayall





I was all for letting the banks go bust. Still think it would have been the best course of action. Stupidity deserves to be punished not encouraged with bailouts.

Mwenda

February 26, 2010, 11:26 am

It's interesting that it's sold as 1 Gbps service but when the service is provided you get 25 Mbps, maybe 100Mbps...... So what's it cost for 1 Gbps service? Why don't they just call it fibre optic service --rate of service depends on how much you're willing to pay.

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