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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    If you're fighting kids for bandwidth whilst working, get a second line. You can get VDSL from Vodafone etc for £22-23 all in, not exactly a lot of money. You can put it against your tax as well if it's exclusively for work.
    I started running 2 VDSL lines about 5 years ago when I realised I could get Sky+Talk Talk for the same price as a single BT line.
    I've moved since and now have VM 350Mb plus a 4G failover from Three (£16 a month inc the modem, unlimited use)
    For those in rental properties where you might not be allowed a 2nd line - in my house they fed the 2 lines down the single multi-core wire and split in the wall socket.
    At £16 a month it's an option. At £22 a month and for a 24 month contract not so attractive....

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    At £16 a month it's an option. At £22 a month and for a 24 month contract not so attractive....

    http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Devi...0&colour=White
    Get a (free) pay as you go sim from them - they knock a fiver a month off for existing customers, you just enter the number at the time you buy. Price varies seemingly ramdomly between about £15 and £20 with the discount.

    EDIT: £17 currently, http://www.three.co.uk/existing-cust...20and%20Dongle you won't get out of the 2 year contract, the modems cost ~ £150 standalone. Good thing is if you move (or go on holiday) you can just unplug it and take it with you.
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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    Get a (free) pay as you go sim from them - they knock a fiver a month off for existing customers, you just enter the number at the time you buy. Price varies seemingly ramdomly between about £15 and £20 with the discount.

    EDIT: £17 currently, http://www.three.co.uk/existing-cust...20and%20Dongle you won't get out of the 2 year contract, the modems cost ~ £150 standalone. Good thing is if you move (or go on holiday) you can just unplug it and take it with you.
    I need to wait till we start doing gigs again as it will be used to livestream (or is the plan)
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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Stuck on an ADSL2+ connection 5km from the exchange. So only 10 Mbps down and 0.9 Mbps up. Can't see them anytime soon running fibre up this road for what would be at best 5/6 properties. One of the penalties that you pay for living in a rural area.
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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    I am living in Bangkok. My home internet is 50/20, but my phone can do 630/70 on 5G...Go figure.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Rural Andalucía here, we used to have terrible dial up and adsl , fiber (FTTH) is much better now, symmetrical and they upgraded me from 100Mb to 300Mb for free, so all in all not bad at all.

    290-300Mb down -- 290-300Mb up (all speed tests differ)

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    Slow and spiky sometimes, not worth the money I pay for it

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    6 mbps

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    35 down 10 up, but if I look out of my window I can see a fibre connection... "Bringing faster fibre to rural commuties", thats great if the ISP's connect the flippin thing!

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    pvtbanner ... 6 mbps


    And I thought that mine was bad at 10Mbps
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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo View Post
    pvtbanner ... 6 mbps


    And I thought that mine was bad at 10Mbps
    Yeah its pretty painful, we have a Community Fibre Partnership with Openreach, that shoulld sort it....eventually, and after they've raided everyones piggybank :-(

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    I'm with Virgin on their 350 package.

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    377.10 Mbps Down
    37.09 Mbps Up

    Definitely fast enough for what we use it for - kids= lots of Youtube and games, some downloads but not many.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    1000/1000mbit. Can't remember how many years we had it. But i've not complained since we got 300mbit. They just upgraded me, so they didn't have to refund me for a slower connection
    It's hard to imagine, that it's only 10years ago, we had to suffer with a 100mbit.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    About 60/18Mb. I'd like fttp but not going to happen anytime soon.

    Out of interest what are the routers like given to people with gigabit firbre, satisfactory?

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by chj View Post
    About 60/18Mb. I'd like fttp but not going to happen anytime soon.

    Out of interest what are the routers like given to people with gigabit firbre, satisfactory?
    It varies between the providers from what I can see - I wasn't happy with the BT Smart Hub 2 they gave me, so I swapped it out for a TP-Link Wifi6 alternative which has been great, albeit expensive. It offers double the ports, wifi 6 vs 5 on the BT hub, much more customisation and approximately double the WiFi range on all bands. I've also noticed a lower ping over wired when there is a lot going on - but then it was already crazy low to begin with.

    Generally speaking they will all work - as FTTP is mostly rolled out with a separate ONT that then feeds a router, you don't need a special router as such to work with fibre....anything that can make a PPPOE connection will do, you can even plug your PC in directly and forgo the router entirely So you will find many providers just give you the same router as they do for FTTC etc.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Only 48Mbps down and 8Mbps up here. Kind of pathetic.

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