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Standard User acpsd775
(committed) Wed 29-Jun-11 17:12:11
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FTTC speeds


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Hi from things ive read on here i know that the BT speed test can be quite a way out on speed estimates if i put my number in it says.

BT Infinity
Fibre optic broadband
We're rolling out our fibre optic network to bring you faster speeds of up to 40Mb. Register your interest now and we'll contact you near to the date stated.
30.0Mb download
7.0Mb upload
01-December-2011 (Was September a few week ago but changed)

Here's a Map of me to the Cab asked a open reach engineer which cab i was on to make sure it was the right one.

Would any one be able to tell if the estimate is accurate or would it be better/worse.
Reason i want to know is it would cost me £28 when i was with vm it was £25 and i got a rock solid 50/5 24/7 so would begrudge paying £3 more for 30.
When i left VM i dident realise how much i relied on the speed with the amount of internet enabled devices in the house (i reli dont want to go back to VM they were always screwing up and had terrible CS)

Thanks for any info.

Ash

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Standard User paul1360
(member) Wed 29-Jun-11 17:20:27
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Re: FTTC speeds


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I was given speeds of 33.4 Mb & 6.2 Mb. I actually get 38.5Mb+ & 9Mb+

Standard User acpsd775
(committed) Wed 29-Jun-11 17:25:44
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Re: FTTC speeds


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That's good to know i dont mind payin the little Extra for 40 VS 50 because of the double upload but if it was going to be 30 vs 50 with just over the upload of VM it would really put me off.

Ive just been looking and i can get access to FTTC from Ripwire via digital region from September and be able to avoid BT.

would choose Option 2 obviously check out about traffic management and that first.

Ash

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Standard User Yerman164
(learned) Wed 29-Jun-11 19:49:35
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I'm not sure going with Ripwire would be the best option. I don't have personal experience of them, just what I've read:

http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/fibre/f/3995534-rip...
Standard User acpsd775
(committed) Wed 29-Jun-11 19:58:19
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Re: FTTC speeds


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ohhh thanks for that ive also taken a look and been in email contact with ask 4 they've been going for quite a few years in the broadband industry.
Nothing is set in stone and my best option will be to look around at the time of activation thanks for that link quite interesting.

Ash

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2004: Blueyonder 256k/512k => 2006: Blueyonder 2Meg => 2009 Virgin Media 10Meg => 2009/10 Virgin Media 50Meg => 21/04/2011 sky Unlimited 11167 kbps D / 910kbps U

My Broadband Speed Test

Desktop 1 Intel Core i5 2500 4gig DDr3 1333 64GB SSD 250gig sata 3 HDD 1TB sata 2 HDD Blu-ray RW Nvidia 8800GTS Win 7 Pro, Ubuntu 11.04, Backtrack 4
Desktop 2 Intel Atom 330 2gig DDR2 677 250gig sata 2 HDD DVD-RW Win XP (VPN File Sharing Server Server)
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