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    QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    And do you deem the connection fast enough for your usage habits?
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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    200Mbps, peaking at 220Mbps, and yes, probably more than sufficient

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    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.


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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    After some problems with Virgin they offered me the 1gig on offer , wired connections are around 947Mbps down and 50Mbps up / Wireless is 550Mbps down and 50Mbps up. Not found many things to max this but the additional bandwidth across other devices has been good.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    I pay for Virgin 200Mbps and I get a smidge over (I remember reading they provision a little extra to account for Tivo boxes) so that seems about right.

    Personally, apart from the rubbish customer services I've never had a problem with Virgin. In the 7 years I've been paying them money I've only had a couple days total downtime. I think I'm in the minority in that regard though.
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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    I have 8Mbps down and <1Mbps up. This is the fastest available to me

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Fast, that's an interesting concept.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Terrible - 35 down if I am lucky and 4-5 up.

    This country has a serious BB infrastructure issue.

    Just got over my last post on this a week or so ago and you go and pose this question - cue blood curdling all over again...

    I have 3 children all wanting bandwidth and wife and I WFH on VC most of the day. Arguments over bandwidth are quite frankly stellar. Looked for FTTP not one provider will quote and am less than a mile from my exchange which is market B.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    We have fibre into this house. It comes via overhead cables which have been pulled down more than once by the local morons in their tractors. Anyway back to the point. When first installed (about 2.5yrs ago) we had up to 900mbps over the following two years that reduced to around 700mbps as more & more villages got connected. During the first couple of months of Covid it dropped to around 200mbps, it's currently running at around 500mbps. It's always more than enough, especially considering we only had 2mbps prior to fibre. My only concern is how low will it eventually go.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    A whopping 0.7Mbps still.

    Right outside my house there's a box from Gigaclear, with a coil of fibre hanging out of it, that's meant to be giving me 900Mbps or more, and outside my property there's a bit of trunking going to the cabinet 120m away across an empty grass verge... But after four years, they still haven't managed to connect that fibre coil to the magic little green box.
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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    12Mbps down 0.9Mbps up, I live in the middle of nowhere so its to be expected, but I do only pay for "up to" 8Mbps.... no fibre in sight any time soon, funny enough 4G on my phone is faster, 41Mbps last time I checked.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    74Mbps download and 17 upload with TalkTalk I been offered to get 900+Mbps for £25 with phone package when it get activated. Full fibre now installed in my street so just have to wait!

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    70Mbps/14 down. Enough for 2 people to watch netflix & iplayer in different rooms. Wifi in kitchen is about half that. It's BT and ok for a small village I think.

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Paying VM for 350Mbps but get a consistent 380Mbps with something like 36 or 37 upload, it is fast enough and most of the time it is overkill, but being a 5 strong household full of gamers and 4k netflix streamers, the traffic is ever increasing and does get busy when everyone is on it doing their thing... although the speed is getting upped soon so I will probably be back to complete overkill in no time

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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    Fast have become too slow for me to use as a test, i assume a lot more Dane have become Fletnix addicts.


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    Re: QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

    not fast enough. *Mic drop* that is all anyone can say. It's like money, all we ever need is a little bit more.

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