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Standard User pete87_2
(newbie) Sat 02-Sep-17 22:52:52
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Looking for new ISP


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Looking for a new ISP, one thats good for gaming
currently with Virgin media at the moment.
has anyone get any recomondation with a good latancy?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 03-Sep-17 06:22:14
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Are the superfast (VDSL2/FTTC) services available to you?

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Standard User pete87_2
(newbie) Sun 03-Sep-17 08:13:15
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Re: Looking for new ISP


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yes they are, post code search are saying Superfast fibre (Technology: FTTC)


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Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 03-Sep-17 08:20:14
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The gamers packages on idnet spring to mind

https://gaming.idnet.uk/

FluidOne FTTP On Demand 330/30 Mbps
Netgear Nighthawk X10 running Voxel
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 03-Sep-17 08:21:56
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https://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/7811-uk-broadban... gives you an idea of the relative speeds of the various products, though of course the speed you will get will depend on how far away from the cabinet.

The decider is more around price you want to pay, rather than any one provider being miles better than the others on the VDSL2 platforms.

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Standard User pete87_2
(newbie) Sun 03-Sep-17 09:15:30
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Thanks for the link i will look into it
Standard User pete87_2
(newbie) Sun 03-Sep-17 09:17:05
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using the http://www.samknows.com/broadband/checker2.php
I am approximately 2.88km (straight line distance)
the checkers say the max fibre i can yet is between 70 - 80 Mb
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 03-Sep-17 10:27:06
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If 2.8km from the exchange that is irrelevant, if 2.8km from the green street cabinet then best to stay with Virgin Media as FTTC will be very slow

If the actual checkers when you enter address details on providers sites are giving speeds of 70 to 80 Mbps it would suggest the cabinet is within 100-200m of your home

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Standard User pete87_2
(newbie) Sun 03-Sep-17 15:55:24
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The green box is literally in the next street to where we live. If i walked to it its approx 0.1 mile away
Standard User jdigz7
(regular) Mon 04-Sep-17 02:26:10
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Wouldn't recommend this package for a gamer just order the 80/20 unlimited fibre and use the priority addon still works out cheaper same service less of a premium price for the no difference in routing.
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