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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Quote Originally Posted by iworrall View Post
    "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes barrelling down the highway" - Ancient internet proverb.
    According to XKCD's What If on this subject, the above quote is from Andrew Tanenbaum, and FedEx will still be able to out-deliver the internet for a couple of decades

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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Ha, BT poking other providers for shaping when they are very well known for doing it themselves during peak times.

    I pay for 200mbps from VM and I get regularly up to 240mbps. Except for a routing fault, I have never seen my speed substantially drop to anywhere below 75% of my rated speed. I also would bet bottom dollar that Virgin Media are going to be bringing out their 500mbps packages soon as I was speaking to VM engineers not too long ago about the infrastructure and other bits and bobs. The Superhub 3 is capable up to 600mbps and technically each cable connection to each premises can support up to that rated speed.

    The only thing I would really like is for them to up their upload speeds a little bit, I sometimes suffer from the 20mbps when doing my work.
    SH3, faulty Puma chipset, 600mbps, yeh if no faults, oversubscribed or the wind is blowing in the right direction.

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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    According to XKCD's What If on this subject, the above quote is from Andrew Tanenbaum, and FedEx will still be able to out-deliver the internet for a couple of decades
    I vaguely remember a thread on a forum about 18 years ago (pre ADSL) asking what was the best accelerator program as the person needed to transfer a large file to (I think) South Africa. After some debate, the conclusion was that quickest way was to burn it to CD and courier it there.
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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    I vaguely remember a thread on a forum about 18 years ago (pre ADSL) asking what was the best accelerator program as the person needed to transfer a large file to (I think) South Africa. After some debate, the conclusion was that quickest way was to burn it to CD and courier it there.
    Remember these days very well, needed to get a DVD or two's worth of data somewhere quickly? "overnight it"

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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfclaw View Post
    SH3, faulty Puma chipset, 600mbps, yeh if no faults, oversubscribed or the wind is blowing in the right direction.
    Have faith xD

    Tbh, I put it in modem mode and have a hardware firewall behind it.

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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    In other news, there's water on Mars. And I won't be drinking it any time soon.
    LOL best quote today

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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    There have been several instances over the past few years of data transfer between sites being quicker by carrier pigeon (with SD card,) than Internet.

    So much so it was the subject of an April fool day RFC for IP over Avian carriers https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2549

    The conclusion is the bandwidth is impressive but the latency is pretty high.

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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCycle View Post
    Meanwhile I am already paying virgin media for 300Mbps and actually receiving around 380Mbps (I think I am in a 350mb test area).
    Sadly I moved 6 months prior to the upgrade to 300mb in my area, to somewhere without Virgin Media, the 150Mbps service was brilliant and rarely dropped below 150Mbps. Nice area I moved to, shame about the horrible BT rubbish infrastructure.

    Quote Originally Posted by frozen-monkey View Post
    and as usual, this is only available in a limited number of high density areas
    Indeed, not mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    Not available in my area, see you in 2020*


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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    I know there are people in worse situations than me but wake me up when I can get 30Mb reliably on FTTC.
    I'm meant to get a guaranteed minimum of 34.8mb, I've given up phoning to get a BT engineer out to reset the cap on the line.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfclaw View Post
    SH3, faulty Puma chipset, 600mbps, yeh if no faults, oversubscribed or the wind is blowing in the right direction.
    Well to be fair, you could probably exclude the wind part, considering the cables are underground.

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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Let's be honest though, in most cases the real issue is the wider infrastructure, not your personal connection to the local exchange.

    On EE FTTC, I've just run 3 speedtests. The first, using the automatically chosen server, had a download of ~ 13Mbps. The second, using a server that was physically further away but that I guessed might be in a less contended area of the country, hit 22Mbps. The third, to a server that is physically closer but in a location that I know is contended to all hell, managed a whopping 4.5Mbps. That's three readings, all done within a few minutes of each other, on the same connection, with a 4x speed up from slowest to fastest. So how do you regulate that connection speed?

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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post



    I'm meant to get a guaranteed minimum of 34.8mb, I've given up phoning to get a BT engineer out to reset the cap on the line.


    But that is the connection to the exchange, not to any old server, as Scaryjim says above.

    This link might help http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/d...roadband-speed
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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    But that is the connection to the exchange, not to any old server[/url]
    That's what I meant by minimum, sorry I didn't make that part clear enough

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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    i no long trust this company. i used to buy their products from frys electronics. they kept going down prematurely. they had the fasted cd/dvdrom drives at the time, they just kept going out.

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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Calling 152Mbps and 314Mbps "ultrafast" in 2018 really is overselling it something awful....

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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    I moved from BT Infinity to Sky Fiber Max last month (as that cuts my bill over 70% for 18 months!) and it's been great - every bit as fast and reliable as BT. If BT had enabled this for me just now.i'll be a little upset with myself for not waiting.

    As it happens by the time by contract with Sky is up in 18 months it should hopefully be available and I can swap back. There is every change I expect that Sky will be able to follow suit with their own comparable higher speed service by then too, which may mean I don't even have to do that. Winner!
    Newsflash - you're still on BT. Sky merely resells a BT Openreach circuit and also uses them for a chunk of their backhaul too, so you're still a BT customer but you now have a middle man to contend with when you do have a problem. Sky can only offer you what BT already have available. You can also bet your right arm that it will take some time before BT have the processes in place to allow them to resell the new service, so it won't be available to Sky customers immediately once BT have it available in your area.

    Also, you're stuffed for your own choice of hardware because Sky won't give out passwords to allow you to setup your own router, which is an insurmountable deal breaker. Sky could be offering 10Gb for free and I still couldn't take it because it would be as much use as chocolate fire-guard without the ability to configure my own hardware.

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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Quote Originally Posted by elites2012 View Post
    i no long trust this company. I used to buy their products from frys electronics. They kept going down prematurely. They had the fasted cd/dvdrom drives at the time, they just kept going out.
    ... Bt?



    Oi, Hexus, why is "B T" (no spaces) getting autocorrected to "Bt"?

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    Re: BT launches 152Mbps and 314Mbps ultrafast fibre packages

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    ... Bt?



    Oi, Hexus, why is "B T" (no spaces) getting autocorrected to "Bt"?
    BT is OK on my device - must be your spellchecker!
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