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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 24-Jul-12 11:43:11
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Olympic slowdown


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Will the rest of the UK get slower BB due to the London sporting event over the next two weeks as you would imagine that the powers that be will have ensured (if that was possible) that there will be no BB slow down in the "Olympic" areas of London?


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Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Tue 24-Jul-12 12:06:18
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Re: Olympic slowdown


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Doubt it. The situation has been over-hyped.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 24-Jul-12 12:54:53
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I am expecting to have massive slowdowns due to the schools being on holiday and kids sitting on the internet during the day.

This will most likely be blamed on the Olympics though


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 24-Jul-12 14:05:48
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Well there were huge slowdowns on most ISPs for both the last Olympics and the Commonwealth Games (Manchester).

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 24-Jul-12 17:38:52
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Well there were huge slowdowns on most ISPs for both the last Olympics and the Commonwealth Games (Manchester).

Agreed but that was a number of years ago so I'm sure the UK network will be more than capable of handling what will be thrown at it tongue

I guess what you are suggesting is that Team GB BB certainly won't be winning any medals as it'll be too slow laughlaugh

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Standard User drummerjohn
(member) Tue 24-Jul-12 18:32:13
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On the VM forums people complained that they experienced horrendous slowdowns during the Euros 2012, particularly when England played.

I was one of them and went to post but there was already a couple of threads.

I don't understand why people watch live stuff using the internet as TV broadcasts are generally much better quality anyhow.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 24-Jul-12 18:52:19
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I don't understand why people watch live stuff using the internet as TV broadcasts are generally much better quality anyhow

Perhaps broadband is too cheap when compared to paying SKY a small fortune per month to have the Sports channels on top of it's basic packages .... I dunno, there is very little live sport to be watched on terrestrial TV anymore frown

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 24-Jul-12 19:09:09
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Apart from Euro 2012 and the Olympics of course. tongue

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 24-Jul-12 20:39:09
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Apart from Euro 2012 and the Olympics of course. tongue

That's quite true but they only occur every 4 years as does the World Cup, the Open golf was available on the BBC but the German GP was only live on TV via Sky Sports F1 channel.

However I expect the Olympics will be watched online by those with a suitably good connection when the TV isn't available.

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(knowledge is power) Tue 24-Jul-12 20:39:33
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Will the rest of the UK get slower BB due to the London sporting event over the next two weeks as you would imagine that the powers that be will have ensured (if that was possible) that there will be no BB slow down in the "Olympic" areas of London?
Dunno. Speedtest.net appears to be down at the moment, lol.

Edit: NM - it's back again.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2081899586.png

Seems fairly normal to me 20Mb/s too low as usual.

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