Giving up Broadband?

Read an article on the BBC news site about a user giving up on broadband. Now that I’ve used broadband I just could not do without it. In some ways that’s a fairly sad statement to make and obviously there are more important aspects to life. But to go back to dial-up, wait an age for a simple page to come up, watching the minutes that I’m online, worry about receiving large e-mails and a total lack of online gaming would be unacceptable. When I moved house last year one of the first checks was could I get broadband!

It can no longer be a cost issue either. PlusNet are now doing a lite broadband package for £14.99 – and that’s for a 2Meg connection. Many dial-ups are either the same price or only slightly cheaper. Even AOL has just announced an unlimited 2Meg package for £29.99. In my book connections, I hope, can only get faster and hopefully they will address uploads as well.

Speaking of broadband, to see what’s available at your exchange check out the Broadband Availability Checker at The Broadband Resource. You can also see what capacity is like at your exchange (mines is full and been awaiting upgrades since November).

2 Comments

  1. I agree with you, I enjoy the porn too much to give up Broadband!

    Interesting post, or so I thought. I ain’t that brave to cut the cord to the outside world… PlusNet sounds good -in comparrison to Blueyonder- until you start to read into it. It’s about 25£ for what is now 1MB BlueYonder Internet. PlusNet could get you 1MB *limited* lite access for around 15£ but you’d still need to pay BT for a line (say 10£ a month) then there’s the installation and bother in converting… More hastle than it’s worth probably.

  2. I’d have to agree. There’s no way I could live without broadband. Even just from an instant access to information point of view. It is essential. Since getting broadband, I never turn my PC off. Just incase I need to check something. Its too handy a tool. It also means that email is a reliable way to contact me. Since if I’m at home I’ll get my mail right away, not when I can be assed to boot up the PC.

    More importantly, I’d miss the social aspect that Xbox Live brings to broadband. Any house move is conditional on broadband. And I look fwd to one day getting the heady uploads and downloads that Japan and some of Europe have been enjoying in recent years.

    And then theres the shady downloads…. 😉

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