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Standard User sobeitjedi
(learned) Wed 17-Oct-18 23:08:12
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Broadband / Internet options, due to slow fibre


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At the moment, I'm getting a slow fibre connection (see my other thread)

If I can get out of my EE contract, what options do I have to get a faster service, bearing in mind that my local cabinet only can offer up to 38mbps and Virgin Media isn't in my area.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 17-Oct-18 23:32:44
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4G?

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 18-Oct-18 09:09:35
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Potentially FTTPoD but that is generally business targetted and can be VERY expensive. You could do bonding/load balancing of multiple FTTC connections. 4G as MrS suggested may be a possibility.

Other than that it is down to changing the laws of physics.


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Standard User sobeitjedi
(learned) Thu 18-Oct-18 09:18:22
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I'm getting a speed of around 14mbps on my fibre connection. I might look into a 4G connection but concerned that it may not handle streaming services so well (don't want any buffering!).

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(staff) Thu 18-Oct-18 09:44:50
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Re: Broadband / Internet options, due to slow fibre


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4G if you have a good signal is up to streaming video, but if its a busy area the speeds may fluctuate.

From your VDSL2 speed test you should have no problems streaming HD video as it is, and if you are then something else beyond raw connection speed is the issue.

If problem is that you need more speed in the home consider this...

A connection for all the Ethernet connected devices e.g. main TV and games console
Another connection for use by Wi-Fi devices such as tablets and mobiles

This could be two fibre (VDSL2) services and would be cheaper than 4G.

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 18-Oct-18 11:11:34
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OK, just as a point of clarification you said your local cabinet could only offer "up to 38Mb". The cabinet itself will do 80Mb but only for users close enough. If you are only getting 14Mb then that is because of the distance you are from the cabinet and nothing to do with what the cabinet itself can offer - it is the physics of your cable length stopping you getting 80Mb not the cabinet.
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