Wednesday 16 August 2000 01:00:00 by
According to many news sources, BT Openworld could have a contention ratio of upto 80:1 for its USB users.
"BT have increased the home user contention ratio to 80:1 - and coincidentally removed all reference to the ratio from the BT Openworld site.
WOW! 80:1, that's 80 people able to use a single users connection and sounds totally implausible. If true then most people would be surfing @ 14400Bps style speeds in major cities. The currently
known contention of 50:1 is bad enough and even 20:1 (business) is worrying, but 80:1 is just plain stupid."
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