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    Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    Adults are now spending more than a quarter of their waking day online.
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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    If anything The Rona has shown how inadequate the infrastructure that sits under all of this is..

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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

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    Trig;304]If anything The Rona has shown how inadequate the infrastructure that sits under all of this is..
    Er ... quite the reverse. I've been working remotely since March and my internet has been down twice.

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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    In the UK this varies from town to town and on the provider. I’m with Virgin, on 100Mb but I’m in an over subscribed area so the lockdown has made this constantly terrible whereas previously I’d only ever notice it on the weekends.

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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    It was a great time for Openreach to fail to install my new fibre wasn't it I've now been without broadband for nearly a month, and it's painful.

    4G/5G is fine until you are inside, its stormy outside and you have 1-0 bars of signal.

    That's when you realise just how important the internet has become to our lives! 1 more week and then it should be the opposite, with gigabit fibre..but until then, tis a bit painful.

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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    I would say the infrastructure has coped pretty well.

    There's an Openreach van in the street. Allow me to just get the pressure washer on them in case they decide to touch the wrong thing. My internet is working fine, thanks. Don't touch anything. Go away.

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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    It's been 3 months since GigaClear fixed the cabinet and I got an email saying they 'just' need to send a bloke out to splice my connection in... Each month I get an email, saying the CS operative is having a meeting with her(?) manager shortly and will let me know when they'll be round to finish the connection.

    I can see a couple of neighbours have their GigaClear already, which they got installed at the same time as us, and there's only 16 houses within range of my PC wifi, so I know it's one of them and we're all on the same cabinet... I also know their crews are out working, so it's not a Covid issue.
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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    I'd be interested to know the breakdowns of where net traffic is going too. Anyone got stats on that?

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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    I'd be interested to know the breakdowns of where net traffic is going too. Anyone got stats on that?


    (just a guess)

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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    Interesting that they say they're able to handle all the load and more, I bet the ISPs themselves aren't saying a similar thing with their diddy little routing kits installed at the exchanges. I've known plusnet's to fall over even in ideal conditions

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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    If anything The Rona has shown how inadequate the infrastructure that sits under all of this is..
    Mine has gone down once, supposedly for 'planned maintenance' (I do wish they'd tell me about it though...) at about 1.30am a day or two ago, other than that it's been rock solid....speeds etc have been exactly as they were before but then I don't live in a city where I summise the impact might be felt more.

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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    I'd be interested to know the breakdowns of where net traffic is going too. Anyone got stats on that?
    I'm still digging through past article but ISPReview would be my go-to for things like that. (link to articles tagged with statistics).

    Edit: Found an article on Openreach's Network Traffic by UK Region but it only covers up to the end of April.

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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    I love the infrastructure comments concerning the uk network being ok... - Downtime maybe... but we still have a huge hurdle to overcome in the uk with avg speeds. Outside of major cities which massively alter the avg uk speed currently 60ish Mbps - Many homes are still stuck on less than 40Mbps like mine with no sign of improvement. I don't live in the middle of no-where far from it, the exchange is listed as market b and is less than a mile away.
    3 kids and 2 adults working from home has made for some lively discussions - particularly when the two oldest put the xbone on and it's ping central.
    Copper sadly is the enemy here - I can't even get one of the FTTP providers to quote ;(

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    Quote Originally Posted by syristix View Post
    I love the infrastructure comments concerning the uk network being ok... - Downtime maybe... but we still have a huge hurdle to overcome in the uk with avg speeds. Outside of major cities which massively alter the avg uk speed currently 60ish Mbps - Many homes are still stuck on less than 40Mbps like mine with no sign of improvement. I don't live in the middle of no-where far from it, the exchange is listed as market b and is less than a mile away.
    3 kids and 2 adults working from home has made for some lively discussions - particularly when the two oldest put the xbone on and it's ping central.
    Copper sadly is the enemy here - I can't even get one of the FTTP providers to quote ;(
    same issue. We at least have access to Virgin but it's through gritted teeth and I long for FTTP

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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post


    (just a guess)
    i was wondering about a certain online river retailer, but there is that too i guess.

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    Re: Ofcom: UK internet usage has surged to record levels

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post


    (just a guess)
    i was wondering about a certain online river retailer, but there is that too i guess.
    The river is the other 5%

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