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The good old days and superfast broad band

Thinking back to 2011and comparing to now. Do you remember getting a10Mbps broadband download speed boy that was fast ๐Ÿ˜„ and a whopping 1Mb  per second upload speed ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Virgin Media 10 Mb/s broadband speedtest

And now I'm up to a not so fast 200Mbps download speed  and 11Mbps upload speed compared to what's now available.๐Ÿ˜•

I remember the jump to 152 download and 12Mbps upload, I didn't think it would get faster.

So I wonder what's in store for 2019 ๐Ÿค”

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and forgot to add the present speed package ๐Ÿคญ

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Do you get out much, the future of broadband is mobility not staying in your house on the net. 

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@Rippedofftoolon wrote:

Do you get out much, the future of broadband is mobility not staying in your house on the net. 


yeah the future is 14Mbps isn't that right? Smiley Very Happy

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Showing my age here but I bought my first PC in 1994 and promptly installed a modem (can't remember if it was 9.6kbps or 14.4kbps) to get access to Prestel who were providing an internet service along with the other big ISPs, namely AOL, BT, CompuServe, Demon and Pipex. In the next six years I upgraded to 33.6kbps and a whopping 56kbps (the top speed). In October 2000 I got broadband for the first time from Openreach, it was 512kbps with the Alcatel Speedtouch USB ADSL modem. The following year I switched to Telewest's broadband, which was branded Blueyonder, as I'd been a cable customer since 1998 when I subscribed to Cable London. I'm still a cable broadband customer since 2001, now on VIVID350.

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My Broadband Ping - Roger's VM Broadband Connection
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ADSL bb for me with BT and AOL back in 99

I still miss that dial up tone and watch 'You've got Mail' specifically for the opening scenes where Meg Ryan is about to chat to Tom Hanks and the nostalgia floods right back!

200Mb for me now, though my son would be well happy if we jumped to 350. He loves his Xbox gaming!

Hard wired of course.

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In the early days of broadband, 0.5mbps was more than enough for things such as email, Usenet and a bit of browsing with Netscape Navigator (which appeared in 1994) and Internet Explorer (late 1995). Today 50mbps isn't enough for some households with PCs, laptops, tablets, OTT such as Netflix, smart TVs, etc.

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Looking back at 2007 just before I signed up with VM

speeds in 2007.jpg

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Pre 2000 - Freeserve Dialup on a PCMCIA modem on a HP620LX parm top Smiley Happy
2000ish - Then dialup with NTLWorld.
2004-2015 - VM upto 200mbps
2015 - NOW - DSL 12mbps Smiley Sad