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BT ordered to block pirate links

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posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 06:23 AM
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Just to add on....

BT profits boosted by broadband sales - Telecoms and media group BT has reported a rise in its first quarter profits, helped by increased demand for home broadband products.

Profits before tax for the three months to 30 June were up 20% to £533m.

Some 251,000 new customers signed up to broadband providers who use BT's network during the period.


Obviously the ''service'' and network isn't that bad as some have suggested......in a free market the customers choose and indicate whom is the best product usually......but not always !!


www.bbc.co.uk...

Regards

PDUK




posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 06:32 AM
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Originally posted by PurpleDog UK
Just to add on....

BT profits boosted by broadband sales - Telecoms and media group BT has reported a rise in its first quarter profits, helped by increased demand for home broadband products.

Profits before tax for the three months to 30 June were up 20% to £533m.

Some 251,000 new customers signed up to broadband providers who use BT's network during the period.


Obviously the ''service'' and network isn't that bad as some have suggested......in a free market the customers choose and indicate whom is the best product usually......but not always !!


www.bbc.co.uk...

Regards

PDUK


Because in many areas the choice is have or have not with only BT as the option.

Mobile coverage is crap.

Landline coverage, well if you live too far from an exchange you are out of luck.

Fiber is kept to BT themselves, they even charge ridiculous fees on their ducts to deterr competitors, currently under a court review to get them lowered to let Fujitsu fiber the entire rural countryside with fiber and bypass BT.

Fujitsu is really the UK's only hope in getting broadband to rural areas deprived of it.

BT sales maybe booming, because they have set it up so nobody has a real good choice except to pay BT.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 06:34 AM
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Blocking Newzbin will have zero affect on usenet and peeps will simply use another method to obtain NZB files or simply go back to the old days of searching usenet directly and grabbing the files individually.

The law can’t stop usenet and technologically inept lawmakers will have to wake up to that fact or perhaps they do these things for show and they know impotent they are; it’s just for the media to kick around on a quiet day



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 08:08 AM
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All this proves is that the Digital Economy Act was a waste of time and money if they're now going to the source of the copyrighted material instead of the users downloading it.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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I'm sure they will waste plenty of money on this sort of thing, time and time again. It's a big problem for them with few answers other than to curtail freedom, in the end we will all lose. The money comes from us and the freedom will be taken from us, its always us that pays



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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Maybe im mistaked (i dont think i am )

Does this not only effect ADSL users anyway?

I thought Virgin (dsl) was on its own circuit and network? if this problem is stupid, as you can vpn to your friends network (with a little set up) in the uk with ease!



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 04:02 PM
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Did I just hear the hum of tens of thousands booting up backtrack?.....It is time to realize the Internet has come into its own,and has been mastered by the masses. It has always been true that basement geeks outrun big brother as far as brain power and technical know how.

It has become interesting to say the least .....once again.



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