Broadband Speed Part 3

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Still escargot speed...
 

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Down a bit but still better than the old place!


 

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Switching to vodamoan next week, 80/20 package, so hopefully better speeds than the Plusnet 55/10 I'm on at the moment...

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Upload speed is a bit down today. Dang these miserly rural connections.

 

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Better than mine at least... :rolleyes:
 

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Since Quickline took over our original FWA provider, Clannet, I have noticed that even when the system is heavily contended, I still get the headline 20Mbps service, which is an improvement. Before, speeds could drop to 7 or 8 Mbps in the evenings, when neighbours are streaming Telly.

 

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Our local cabinet has now been fibre enabled, so Ive been doing some investigating. The minimum speed Plusnet will guarantee is 9 meg give or take a couple of tenths. Line speed is quoted at 11-18 meg down 1 up. For probably 5 meg more than Im getting atm they want an extra 12 quid a month. I think I'll wait for a better offer than that......
 
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Our local cabinet has now been fibre enabled, so Ive been doing some investigating. The minimum speed Plusnet will guarantee is 9 meg give or take a couple of tenths. Line speed is quoted at 11-18 meg down 1 up. For probably 5 meg more than Im getting atm they want an extra 12 quid a month. I think I'll wait for a better offer than that......
Why not go fibre?
 

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EDIT - That is the fibre offer!!

Too expensive for the additional speed benefit. If I was going to get full fibre speeds I wouldnt mind but Im not forking out another 12 quid a month for a 5 meg improvement. I dare say there will be a better offer come along at some point.
 
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Is that slightly improved speed for FTTC? How far from you is the cabinet? Frankly it's pathetic if it is FTTC.
 

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Yup thats FTTC. The cab is well over a mile (via road - gawd knows where the cables actually run!)
 

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Yes a lot of the time FTTC is no better than ADSL2. The same distance rules apply - just from the cabinet you're connected to and not the main exchange.

AS, does that mean you won't be moving back?
 

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No idea atm CJ. It'll be months before the other place is ready to live in again - when I was up there a couple of weeks ago the ground floor was a complete disaster area. The living room was a brick shell and nothing else apart from the double glazing (which was filthy from all the former walls being passed out the handy gap)
 

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I keep getting called up asking to upgrade but I really don't feel the need tbh:

 

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On't Vodamoan network now:

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