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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    35Mbps down, 9.1Mbps up according to the router.

    It started out at 40/10 a few years ago (original guess of the BT ADSL checker site thing was that the address could handle 47-53 if I recall correctly, but it obviously wasn't enough for me to opt for 80/20 over the 40/10 if I wouldn't be able to actually get much more than the 40), but it seems to have got lower over the past year.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    20/6

    Use to get 30 when we first moved in as cabinet was FTTC enabled about a week after we moved in 7 odd years ago. Since then crosstalk has just killed it. According to openreach I can still get up to 36 - I'd like to know where Openreach pull that figure from (I suspect somewhere the sun doesn't shine). You can what rubbish it is when BT would only promise me 14 on a new contract. I'd be less bothered if I lived in the middle of nowhere but I don't - its a small town (of 10000+) a couple of miles from Southampton. 4g is crap due to living in the shadow of a hill (8!). I also don't think Openreach will hurry to fit fibre as its a large 500 property 70s estate with ducted lines which I've heard are the worst because they've all collapsed.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Around 500-550Mbs down, and 39Mbs up over a wired connection on VM, the WiFi is slower (using a Synology Router with a couple of mesh satellites). Had a lot more drop outs with VM in the last 12 months than in the previous 12 years though, hopefully not a sign of things to come. Ping usually around 7.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    80meg fibre, but I have NordVPN just so I can occasionally experience the equivalent of 14.4kbps dial-up again.
    Have you tried the new Wireguard protocol in the NordVPN app? That REALLY flies.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by daddacool View Post
    Around 500-550Mbs down, and 39Mbs up over a wired connection on VM, the WiFi is slower (using a Synology Router with a couple of mesh satellites). Had a lot more drop outs with VM in the last 12 months than in the previous 12 years though, hopefully not a sign of things to come. Ping usually around 7.
    The Virgin infrastructure is a mess from what came before. Apparently it's not well documented (!) so there's filters etc scattered around that need to be removed so they can better balance the up/down bandwidth. A lot of the issues are related to them doing this area by area and breaking things as they go along.
    Good news is at the end of it they'll be able to do the proper DOCSIS3.1 (if they choose to..) that would mean symmetric gigabit. Problem we have is the same as BT - they don't want businesses taking cheap domestic lines when they are currently paying 2 grand a month for symmetric gigabit FTTP so we're likely to stay with unbalanced down/up speeds.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    I get about 3 down and 1 up. There is no fibre to cabinet in our area let alone to premises. Openreach says it's coming soon, but they've been saying that for years. And I am in a major city not the middle of nowhere.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonah View Post
    I get about 3 down and 1 up. There is no fibre to cabinet in our area let alone to premises. Openreach says it's coming soon, but they've been saying that for years. And I am in a major city not the middle of nowhere.
    Ouch, that sounds rough.

    My speed seems too restrictive for my liking, but it's still manageable. I'd hate the type of restriction your speed would give though, it was uncomfortable enough in the early 2000s.

    I wish you the best of luck on them actually following through and rolling things out at some point.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Up until wednesday, I had nothing (for a month).

    Now though, this is the latest test result. Upload fluctuates but is generally 80-110.

    Definitely enough for me BT FTTP 900 package.
    HAHA, classic crappy BT - 950 download with 86Mbs upload. Hyperoptic ftw

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by konfliqt View Post
    HAHA, classic crappy BT - 950 download with 86Mbs upload. Hyperoptic ftw
    Well, apart from the fact that most people can't get Hyperoptic, I have no need for any faster upload. In fact, I do't need 80-110 that I get at the moment. I only really need around 10 upload to cover my needs, anything above that is a nice bonus/contingency. I don't even need 910 down really, but seems daft to not pay the extra £60 a year to have it for those rare occasions when it's really useful.

    That is the case for the vast majority of users.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    215 down, 20 up on Virgin.

    The connection has been generally very solid with low pings. BUT, it's crazy expensive and 20 MBit upload is absolutely pathetic.

    Virgin need to be shamed by their upload speeds (as does every other company offering such paltry ratios). We as consumers should be demanding better en masse.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    i have been getting 140down and about 10up for a couple of years. just got a promotion to get 500down and 35up but this requires another modem. i only have an older docsis 3 with 8/4 channels . to get up to 600 or so i need 24/8 channels. i opt not to rent at $12/month and purchased for $75 a compatible modem .i pay $89 a month for just internet

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