Are there any better alternatives to the current modem? It would be great to see line stats and understand whether fastpath or things G.INP downstream are enabled. I have seen people mention the BT OR Huwaei modem, Billion 8800NL and Draytek 130 modems.
On the router front the AC87U is a great router, until you want to use QoS, URL filtering or disabling WiFi (kids are internet mad). QoS and filtering switch off hardware acceleration on the Asus and the WiFi disabling seems to be hit and miss.
plusnet Fibre > Sky Fibre Pro > Pulse8 Fibre XL - 14ms Ping, Sync ~ 65.78/18.73Mbps - BQM