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Standard User dewi
(regular) Fri 09-Nov-18 15:12:29
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Re: From 1 Mb to 330Mb FTTP


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Trust me when I say I am sick of 14 years of super slow ADSL internet speeds (1Mb Down and half that upload) and trying to run my business along with pleasure is very difficult indeed.

I am super excited at the very thought of possibly playing a YouTube video at a decent resolution rather it buffering at 360p and having to wait while it catches up. frown


I feel your pain. We were stuck on < 2 Mbps ADSL for years.

We'd have been happy to get FTTC, but FTTP is even better. Having been stuck with a slow ADSL connection for years, we went for the fastest package we could get, which is probably way more than we need. Our Sky Q viewing habits have completely changed. We now find it just as easy to watch video on demand as it is to watch recorded content. Before, we used to have to download programs overnight if we'd forgotten to record them. Web browsing just works, with no slowdowns when someone else is streaming or downloading. I find FTTP really good for working from home, as you can send and receive large attachments easily.

Good luck with your FTTP installation.
Standard User busterboy
(member) Fri 09-Nov-18 15:44:59
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Trust me when I say I am sick of 14 years of super slow ADSL internet speeds (1Mb Down and half that upload) and trying to run my business along with pleasure is very difficult indeed.

I am super excited at the very thought of possibly playing a YouTube video at a decent resolution rather it buffering at 360p and having to wait while it catches up. frown


I feel your pain. We were stuck on < 2 Mbps ADSL for years.

We'd have been happy to get FTTC, but FTTP is even better. Having been stuck with a slow ADSL connection for years, we went for the fastest package we could get, which is probably way more than we need. Our Sky Q viewing habits have completely changed. We now find it just as easy to watch video on demand as it is to watch recorded content. Before, we used to have to download programs overnight if we'd forgotten to record them. Web browsing just works, with no slowdowns when someone else is streaming or downloading. I find FTTP really good for working from home, as you can send and receive large attachments easily.

Good luck with your FTTP installation.


WOW this is exactly what I need to hear dewi, Lift my spirits a little. laugh

We tried / applied for SKY Q some time back and was rejected as they won't accept orders for anyone with less than 2Mb, Slow internet really does suck in these (so called) modern times.

Updates on my computer with Windows 10 I leave running overnight, something that should be done in minutes really.

I am checking the relevant sites daily and looking out for the BT vans locally but still nothing.

Always the case when you are waiting, time does drag along.

Many thanks again for your input mate, I appreciate that. smile

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Standard User blueacid
(experienced) Wed 14-Nov-18 17:50:30
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Re: From 1 Mb to 330Mb FTTP


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In reply to a post by dewi:
In reply to a post by busterboy:
Trust me when I say I am sick of 14 years of super slow ADSL internet speeds (1Mb Down and half that upload) and trying to run my business along with pleasure is very difficult indeed.

I am super excited at the very thought of possibly playing a YouTube video at a decent resolution rather it buffering at 360p and having to wait while it catches up. frown


I feel your pain. We were stuck on < 2 Mbps ADSL for years.

We'd have been happy to get FTTC, but FTTP is even better. Having been stuck with a slow ADSL connection for years, we went for the fastest package we could get, which is probably way more than we need. Our Sky Q viewing habits have completely changed. We now find it just as easy to watch video on demand as it is to watch recorded content. Before, we used to have to download programs overnight if we'd forgotten to record them. Web browsing just works, with no slowdowns when someone else is streaming or downloading. I find FTTP really good for working from home, as you can send and receive large attachments easily.

Good luck with your FTTP installation.


WOW this is exactly what I need to hear dewi, Lift my spirits a little. laugh

We tried / applied for SKY Q some time back and was rejected as they won't accept orders for anyone with less than 2Mb, Slow internet really does suck in these (so called) modern times.

Updates on my computer with Windows 10 I leave running overnight, something that should be done in minutes really.

I am checking the relevant sites daily and looking out for the BT vans locally but still nothing.

Always the case when you are waiting, time does drag along.

Many thanks again for your input mate, I appreciate that. smile


I'm in a bit of a more fortunate position in that I had 9-11ish mbit ADSL prior to Hyperoptic coming to my place, however now that I'm on gigabit it's insane what stuff you just stop thinking about. I found myself just casually downloading 100GB+ virtual machine images, modifying them and uploading them again, it just doesn't matter any more to shove daft quantities of data around.
Like others have said, things just become instant. I remember thinking a 20MB download to update the definitions on my antivirus were a lot, back in the days of dial up. Now 20MB is done in 1/5 of a second.

If you're running a business, things like offsite backup suddenly becomes easier; equally remote working in either direction (eg a VPN to your house to use your desktop from when you're out and about, or being a remote employee connecting to the office from home). All painless.

I'm happy that you're getting FTTP soon, bet the uplift from sub 1mbit is going to be like night and day!

Meanwhile, I presume you've looked at this already -- but if not, and if you're still a few months away it might be worth looking at a router with QOS that you can wrangle with. My solution on the ADSL days was a router with the custom Gargoyle firmware on it, which let me specify which devices got priority over others. It meant that a large download on my server would get full speed, but it'd immediately be battered down to only get 1% of the available speed if anything else required data. So I could leave large downloads running and couldn't 'tell' that the transfers were under way; streaming and browsing felt the same. Of course, the more I streamed and browsed on the desktop, the slower the download was.


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Standard User busterboy
(member) Wed 14-Nov-18 18:53:17
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Re: From 1 Mb to 330Mb FTTP


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I feel your pain. We were stuck on < 2 Mbps ADSL for years.

We'd have been happy to get FTTC, but FTTP is even better. Having been stuck with a slow ADSL connection for years, we went for the fastest package we could get, which is probably way more than we need. Our Sky Q viewing habits have completely changed. We now find it just as easy to watch video on demand as it is to watch recorded content. Before, we used to have to download programs overnight if we'd forgotten to record them. Web browsing just works, with no slowdowns when someone else is streaming or downloading. I find FTTP really good for working from home, as you can send and receive large attachments easily.

Good luck with your FTTP installation.


WOW this is exactly what I need to hear dewi, Lift my spirits a little. laugh

We tried / applied for SKY Q some time back and was rejected as they won't accept orders for anyone with less than 2Mb, Slow internet really does suck in these (so called) modern times.

Updates on my computer with Windows 10 I leave running overnight, something that should be done in minutes really.

I am checking the relevant sites daily and looking out for the BT vans locally but still nothing.

Always the case when you are waiting, time does drag along.

Many thanks again for your input mate, I appreciate that. smile


I'm in a bit of a more fortunate position in that I had 9-11ish mbit ADSL prior to Hyperoptic coming to my place, however now that I'm on gigabit it's insane what stuff you just stop thinking about. I found myself just casually downloading 100GB+ virtual machine images, modifying them and uploading them again, it just doesn't matter any more to shove daft quantities of data around.
Like others have said, things just become instant. I remember thinking a 20MB download to update the definitions on my antivirus were a lot, back in the days of dial up. Now 20MB is done in 1/5 of a second.

If you're running a business, things like offsite backup suddenly becomes easier; equally remote working in either direction (eg a VPN to your house to use your desktop from when you're out and about, or being a remote employee connecting to the office from home). All painless.

I'm happy that you're getting FTTP soon, bet the uplift from sub 1mbit is going to be like night and day!

Meanwhile, I presume you've looked at this already -- but if not, and if you're still a few months away it might be worth looking at a router with QOS that you can wrangle with. My solution on the ADSL days was a router with the custom Gargoyle firmware on it, which let me specify which devices got priority over others. It meant that a large download on my server would get full speed, but it'd immediately be battered down to only get 1% of the available speed if anything else required data. So I could leave large downloads running and couldn't 'tell' that the transfers were under way; streaming and browsing felt the same. Of course, the more I streamed and browsed on the desktop, the slower the download was.



Sounds fantastic and makes me hungry, Only downside of living in a beautiful dwelling in Rural Yorkshire is lack of internet to which hopefully will change sooner rather than later.

As quoted earlier waiting is a killer but after 14 years another few months won't matter. wink

Thank you for you're input blueacid, always nice to hear positive reviews from others who have been in a similar situation at some time. smile

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Standard User busterboy
(member) Fri 16-Nov-18 20:00:28
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Re: From 1 Mb to 330Mb FTTP


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Well a good sign today hopefully.

Third party contractors (Morrisons Utilities) came round just after lunch today in a Transit pickup who were actually working for BT Openreach so took the time to ask them (me being nosey) what they were doing.

They were looking at all the existing poles and tapping them with a hammer seeing what needed replacing and what will stay, also looking at the ducts too.

They said most were suitable and won't need replacing so work would be starting in the next couple of weeks fingers crossed.

Zarjaz maybe you could enlighten me. wink

Definitely FTTP to the premises I was told so happy days ahead.

Obviously will be keeping an eye out for further development. laugh

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Standard User blueacid
(experienced) Thu 29-Nov-18 15:25:29
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Ahh that's really exciting!

Must admit, my desire to eventually move out of the city to the countryside will really then lean on this sort of rollout. I'd hate to move somewhere with terrible networking, so if I could have the lovely rolling hills of Yorkshire and FTTP tha'd be grand.
Standard User threelegs
(regular) Thu 29-Nov-18 15:33:43
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dont hold your breath re the fibre install. where i live the work started in january this year and only went live late last month. (due to have my ftp installed on the 12 dec)

PS one stage installs are now two stage installs as they send a surveyor out to recce the job

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Standard User busterboy
(member) Thu 29-Nov-18 16:23:00
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dont hold your breath re the fibre install. where i live the work started in january this year and only went live late last month. (due to have my ftp installed on the 12 dec)

PS one stage installs are now two stage installs as they send a surveyor out to recce the job


Surveyor has already been out a few weeks ago luckily, contractors have been out two weeks ago and things are moving.
Fingers crossed the long wait for Fibre is getting shorter.

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Standard User busterboy
(member) Thu 29-Nov-18 16:24:47
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Re: From 1 Mb to 330Mb FTTP


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Ahh that's really exciting!

Must admit, my desire to eventually move out of the city to the countryside will really then lean on this sort of rollout. I'd hate to move somewhere with terrible networking, so if I could have the lovely rolling hills of Yorkshire and FTTP tha'd be grand.


Phase 3 is in progress as I type this.

Fingers crossed &#128513;

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Standard User threelegs
(regular) Thu 29-Nov-18 16:39:45
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dont hold your breath re the fibre install. where i live the work started in january this year and only went live late last month. (due to have my ftp installed on the 12 dec)

PS one stage installs are now two stage installs as they send a surveyor out to recce the job


Surveyor has already been out a few weeks ago luckily, contractors have been out two weeks ago and things are moving.
Fingers crossed the long wait for Fibre is getting shorter.


the surveyor I mentioned is for the actual install from pole/chamber to house
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