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Broadband tax WTF!!!


Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#2
yep not exactly impressed on this myself, does raise a question though, what's do they mean as rural and what do they class as superfast broadband cos 2meg is definitely not fast in this day and age.

Now I'm in a rural area, I want my adsl2+ (24meg) connection sooner than 2011 if I'm paying extra for it!

And it's a bit unfair on my nan who has never had the internet and never will!
 

mrp2049

Senior Member
#3
I think this might be a bit of stealth taxation, what with all the law changing surrounding mass downloading, tax the superfast users, to stop mass illegal downloading. It seems similar to the taxation on alcohol, its lower on drink under 4%.
 

br3n

Senior Member
#4
mrp2049 said:
I think this might be a bit of stealth taxation, what with all the law changing surrounding mass downloading, tax the superfast users, to stop mass illegal downloading. It seems similar to the taxation on alcohol, its lower on drink under 4%.
Hence becks vier / stella 4 etc etc
 

Kevin

Senior Member
#7
CSparkes said:
Seriously they will soon be charging you for going to the Loo!
They already do that in Belgium... whenever you go to a public place (movie theaters, shopping malls, etc.) you pay anything ranging from €0.35 - €0.60 :<
 

tim

Senior Member
#8
birmingham new st is a good example of paying to go to the toilet.

if the £5 fare for a 15 minute train journey isnt bad enough, they make you pay 30p more to have a piss.
 

tim

Senior Member
#12
virgin are brilliant for me... except when you have to reset the box if 3 people are on at once.

that gets annoying because that's my iphone, my mac, my mom doing uni work and my dad who keep getting stopped in the middle of work
 

Renniks

Senior Member
#13
This is the issue though Tim, it's a student house with 6 people living here, a ps3, an iphone, girlfriends, etc. but that doesn't change the issue they sell it to students primarily and we pay for a service that barely works
 

tim

Senior Member
#15
This is the issue though Tim, it's a student house with 6 people living here, a ps3, an iphone, girlfriends, etc. but that doesn't change the issue they sell it to students primarily and we pay for a service that barely works
complain 3 times or more by writing and they are obliged to cut prices or give you something, it happened where my sister used to live, like the whole community complained at once :p
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#16
I'd say the issue is hardware at your end to be honest Renicks. My wifi router (I bought my own kit as isp stuff was crap) can easily handle 4+ connections at the same time.
What hardware is it as theres plenty of cases of isp's supplying poor equipment.