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HURRAH!!! The BT engineer is coming tomorrow between 1pm and 6pm to install the fibre broadband!!!! :yippee: :yippee:

Hopefully by this time tomorrow I'll be on 62MB down and 19 or 20MB up. :fingers_crossed: :fingers_crossed: :yippee: :yippee:

Make a nice change from 2MB down and 0.4MB up

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crumbs wrote:BT suck cocks. They offered me their BT Infinity shite meaning my speed would be halved and i'd pay more. They told me it was a good deal. :D :D :D



Halved from what?

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crumbs wrote:125Mb/s downstream. BT promised me less than half of that - 56Mb/s if I remember correctly. That was last month.


What type of connection are you on? cable right to the house? Virgin?

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crumbs wrote:Cable. Virgin.


Ahhh that explains it. We haven't got Virgin cable here otherwise I would have probably moved to that. Just cable ( fibre ) tothe street cabinet here now.

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This has put me in the mood for fibre. I contacted SKY who quoted an extra £12 a month or so up from the standard broadband I already have. Currently getting up to 18Mb/s. They say I should be able to get up to 40Mb/s with fibre.
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rshome123 wrote:This has put me in the mood for fibre. I contacted SKY who quoted an extra £12 a month or so up from the standard broadband I already have. Currently getting up to 18Mb/s. They say I should be able to get up to 40Mb/s with fibre.
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40 mbps is a max. I'm on 60 mbps but get an average speed of 45. Usually its probably lower. For an extra £12 a month is it worth it? Try and haggle them down or get half price tv for a bit. When i left sky they offered me free tv for 12 months.



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All done. Whizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

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My estimate was 62MB. BT engineer was surprised when we got 74MB upload is lower than estimate though. 16 instead of 20

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Very nice Smeggy. You might find your speed goes down to nearer your estimate as more people are connected to your cabinet. This is caused by crosstalk (interference between users).

Still, even if it does you're way way better off than you were.



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Resonance wrote:Very nice Smeggy. You might find your speed goes down to nearer your estimate as more people are connected to your cabinet. This is caused by crosstalk (interference between users).

Still, even if it does you're way way better off than you were.


Good point. engineer said only 3 had signed up in our road so far.

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wotsit2 wrote:happy bunny then smeggy ?


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This fibre roll out is a massive boon to people who like you were getting crap speeds on adsl. I was getting about 12Mb before I upgraded to fibre, so I had a pretty usable connection to start with. Going from 2Mb to 74Mb is massive though. Let's you do do many more things with your connection.

They need to get fibre to the premises rolled out more widely now. You can order a 330Mb connection with that. If you live in a fibre to the cabinet area they'll let you have it if you pay for the extra fibre optic run from the cabinet to your house. Will cost thousands for the install though. Still, if I win the lottery :chin:

In places like Japan and South Korea they offer 1Gb connections to home users :eek4: .



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Resonance wrote:This fibre roll out is a massive boon to people who like you were getting crap speeds on adsl. I was getting about 12Mb before I upgraded to fibre, do I had a pretty usable connection to start with. Going from 2Mb to 74Mb is massive though. Let's you do do many more things with your connection.

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Resonance wrote:This fibre roll out is a massive boon to people who like you were getting crap speeds on adsl. I was getting about 12Mb before I upgraded to fibre, do I had a pretty usable connection to start with. Going from 2Mb to 74Mb is massive though. Let's you do do many more things with your connection.

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Just did a torrent test from pirate bay. took less than 4 minutes to download a 415Mb torrent

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smeggypants wrote:Just did a torrent test from pirate bay. took less than 4 minutes to download a 415Mb torrent


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I'm still happy with my speed too Smeggy. Bet you seriously notice the difference now with your up and download speeds eh?

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Yup made a huge difference. I do a lot of GPS tagging on images which means a lot of time spent in google earth and google map street view. Nice to have them working really smooth and quick now

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