So here is the thing...
In 2 weeks time, I am moving into a house of 8 people (for 2nd year of university) and I volunteered myself to take over internet - for good reason considering some didn't even know what line rental was.
Quite frequently,judging by the first year, there are going to be a lot of times where a lot of us are on at once. People's typical internet habits include downloading, streaming from iPlayer and Youtube and gaming.
Now preferably I wanted one of the higher broadband speeds eg. 30mb. Now I talked to Virgin and they don't have fibre optic in my area. (York). I've also talked to Sky and Be and they're all offering speeds of 7-14mb. I passed this on and told them realistically, we're not going to get 14mb at all, more like 10mb or less.
I also phoned BT and this is where the snag is. We can get BT Infinity which is 29mb, but we are talking for the course of the contract, £88 per head; with sky we are talking £26 per head over the course of the contract.
Now I've suggested both of these options and now we have divide. Some believe that the Sky Broadband would suit 8 people fine and we can make do with the slow speeds and others think BT Infinity would be the better option for 8 people.
My real queston is this, will Sky Broadband be sufficient for 8 people when most of the time there would around 6+ people on at one time and considering the habits people have as I posted above?
In addition to this, if they all toned down their intensive internet habits, would Sky Broadband be fine?
Furthermore, if 8 people did go onto Sky Broadband, could you possibly give an idea of how the speed would be when the majority of us are on at one time?
I have also considered having two broadband packages. I believe we would need two separate phone lines, but I am unsure how to go about this as I believe this would require the landlady's permission.
Thank you for all your replies.
Edited by Dannehkins (Sun 25-Sep-11 16:25:48)