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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 13-May-12 11:49:02
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Fibre Broadband - Recommendations


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Hi
We supposedly have Fibre arriving before Sept 2012..

Currently I'm with BE and getting about 4 - 5.5MB. We are easily using 60GB+ per month.
If we had fibre I would expect the bandwidth usage to increase..

There are 5 of us all using the bandwidth and I work from home full time.
Internet access is Vital for my work.

Ideally I'd like a static IP Address but that isn't critical.
So who would you recommend ? ?

From what I've read BT seem to offer unlimited server, but no static IP for around £26 per month.. Is this any good ?

Thanks
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 13-May-12 14:35:10
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Re: Fibre Broadband - Recommendations


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You might want to see my thread in the Fibre forum - as I'm looking for a fibre ISP to move to from BE when my area gets Fibre.

http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/fibre/f/4122461-the...

BT or Sky are the only unlimited ones.

James - be* pro - 16.8 or 17.2mbps BQM
No FTTC cabinet yet (originally Mar 2011) THFB PCP 5 - hope for 21st May to 1 June !
Standard User blueacid
(committed) Sun 13-May-12 14:36:53
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Of the usage, how much is time critical (e.g. streaming, youtube, iplayer etc) and how much could be done overnight (e.g. large downloads, torrents, software updates etc)?


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Standard User epyon
(committed) Sun 13-May-12 15:36:36
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Re: Fibre Broadband - Recommendations


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Can't say much about BT but i'm with sky there doesnt seem to be any traffic management.

Sky Fibre Unlimited
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Standard User Al1264
(learned) Sun 13-May-12 17:03:32
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PlusNet Fibre Extra is 120Gb allowance and provides an optional static IP (small one-off fee I believe). How critical is the static IP? Is there an option to use one of the 'dynamic DNS' services?
My own experience of PlusNet is very good but I'm sure others will offer their own opinions.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 13-May-12 22:49:41
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During the day voip, vpn and large downloads are all needed by my job.

Static IP isn't vital but would be nice..
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 13-May-12 23:05:45
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60GB is only half of 120GB, and there is the static IP address for a one-off £5 smile. The Pro addon mentioned is £5pm to avoid all traffic management.

Anyway, that September date is just a "placeholder". Very likely to slip. I wouldn't waste time and energy thinking too hard yet as all sorts of package changes could happen before you can get it.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 14-May-12 09:17:17
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
60GB is only half of 120GB, and there is the static IP address for a one-off £5 smile. The Pro addon mentioned is £5pm to avoid all traffic management.

Anyway, that September date is just a "placeholder". Very likely to slip. I wouldn't waste time and energy thinking too hard yet as all sorts of package changes could happen before you can get it.


Thanks. Looking at the router logs we've used 29GB in 4 days !! so much for my estimate of 60GB per month !!

The internet is used 24/7 so unlimited is probably the way to go for me. Thanks for the advice.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 14-May-12 15:34:51
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Unlimited has to be BT or Sky smile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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