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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    am with talktalk am getting 38megs down 10megs up £32 incl line and unlimited 24/7 calls
    am happy with with the price and had no problems with talktalk....


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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    So far in South Africa, I would only consider Fibre to be value for money.

    Fibre lines, depending on your area and provider, you can get 100Mbps for about R1 200 p/m. In my area though, I get 20Mbps down and 10Mbps up for the same price of R1 200 p/m (the provider is much more expensive in my area).

    However, ADSL and LTE or Smart broadband wifi is still rampant and in the vast though, and generally has terrible latency and speeds for close to the same price as fibre, making it much worse in terms of value for money.

    In general, I'd say I'm satisfied with my internet quality and reliability, however, it would've been nice if one of the cheaper fibre providers were available in my area. Can't complain though, most of my friends don't even have fibre available in their area.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    I live in Lithuania and I have fiber optics with 100/100 Mbps for 10€, thinking of upgrading to 300/300 for 20€...

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    I think here in the UK the deals from those suppliers that have to use the BT/Openreach would be better if BT/Openreach reduced the exorbitant line rental. I'm with Plusnet and the package is ADSL2 + phone + line rental. And is usually £30pm inc line rental. But the like rental is £18.99pm. So 2 thirds of the cost is line rental. Ludicrous price. But then OFCOM won't do a damn thing about it. So we are held hostage to this monopoly. As to my connection, it's 2MBs down / 100Kbs up. And is usually stable. So from that perspective it's ok.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Line rental has come down in real terms - but due to the unique way our telephone system has always been setup yeah it's a huge part of the bill. Plusnet will do you no favours though as they're owned by BT
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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fr3ddy View Post
    I think here in the UK the deals from those suppliers that have to use the BT/Openreach would be better if BT/Openreach reduced the exorbitant line rental. I'm with Plusnet and the package is ADSL2 + phone + line rental. And is usually £30pm inc line rental. But the like rental is £18.99pm. So 2 thirds of the cost is line rental. Ludicrous price. But then OFCOM won't do a damn thing about it. So we are held hostage to this monopoly. As to my connection, it's 2MBs down / 100Kbs up. And is usually stable. So from that perspective it's ok.
    But that line and the associated has to be maintained and if it does fail, it needs repairing, which means employing technicians to do it - and that is what your line rental pays for.
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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    300/300Mbit fibre. $40/mo. No caps. No contracts. No filters. I love Sandy, Oregon.

    Only 2 small outages in 2 years.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    So, after getting the Virgin engineers out, my ping has dropped further. One happy chappy. Not at all bad for £55 a month.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    16Mbps down, 2Mbps up with 15ms ping.. on BT

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fr3ddy View Post
    I think here in the UK the deals from those suppliers that have to use the BT/Openreach would be better if BT/Openreach reduced the exorbitant line rental. I'm with Plusnet and the package is ADSL2 + phone + line rental. And is usually £30pm inc line rental. But the like rental is £18.99pm. So 2 thirds of the cost is line rental. Ludicrous price. But then OFCOM won't do a damn thing about it. So we are held hostage to this monopoly. As to my connection, it's 2MBs down / 100Kbs up. And is usually stable. So from that perspective it's ok.
    But that line and the associated has to be maintained and if it does fail, it needs repairing, which means employing technicians to do it - and that is what your line rental pays for.
    You say that the line etc needs maintenance. I agree. But! Since 1996 the line rental price has gone through the roof. In 1996, before the internet became wide spread, the line rental was something like £7 a month, or put it another way, £21 a quarter. But that has gone up to around £57 a quarter.
    But they have also been given huge amounts of our money to get the fibre network in place from the Government as a 0% free loan, whilst making huge amounts of profit in the mean time. Openreach making around £2.4 billion during 2017 alone. That was just one years worth of earnings. And they can't reduce the price? Are their engineers that expensive to employ? I think not. It's a massive rip off.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fr3ddy View Post
    Are their engineers that expensive to employ? I think not. It's a massive rip off.
    Their engineers are not even actual Engineers.
    OpenReach were advertising for hundreds of such roles. 4 year 'apprenticeship', at the end of which you can earn up to £23,000.

    Yeah, pass.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Paying for 50mbps down, 10mbps up.
    This is what I've been getting for the past 4 months:



    Complained in a ticket (since this is waaay below the minimum of 27mbps down and 6mbps up specified in the contract), was told to do speedtests on Vodafones own website (which magically measured somewhat faster than other speedtests), got a full month refunded. They promised they'd fix it, sent a guy out (who said the problem is not at my end, wiring and SnR is fine). Then they deleted all of my tickets and have been ignoring me since then both on the ticket thing and when calling.. they straight up hung up on me... WTF. Canceled the contract and now I'm waiting for it to run out (end of March). Will be switching to Deutsche Telekom (pretty much the equivalent of BT). 100mbps down, 25mbps up (hopefully). Can't wait... for obvious reasons

    edit: No chance of getting fiber here. The only other option is cable internet with Unitymedia (UPC), which means you're paying through the nose to get any useful amount of upload
    (you have to get the 400mbps download package to get just 10mbps upload.. and you definitely won't get anywhere near those figues during rush hour since they're overselling like crazy)
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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    I didn't realise how much variation there still was in the broadband markets.

    Also I had no idea people were getting over 300mb!!

    I'm on the fastest package available in my area. Bought into fibre as soon as it was available. Started out at a solid 75mb, now everyone else has been getting on the fibre it's down to 20-30. .

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Comcast subscriber for over 1 year. I pay $49.99/month for 15 MBPS speeds (according to FAST). Definitely getting ripped off.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Is it a case of we get what we pay for, is there a correlation between cost and supply, or is it arbitrary?

    I get about 15.5 download and about 1 upload, through a telephone line. It costs me £2.50 a week just for the broadband. No problem gaming or watching films. I noticed my usage was about 150 GB in the first two days of my broadband month(blaming Steam Sale!).

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