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Standard User VWGolfman
(knowledge is power) Sun 06-Apr-14 20:22:26
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Coms versus Vivaciti


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I'm in the process of moving several accounts over and away from Coms.

One of them will be moved to Vivaciti.

Currently I am able to log in to both services and that's probably because they both use TTB backhaul.

Just out of interest I fired up usenet and compared speeds.

Coms: 20KB/s
Vivaciti: 1400KB/s (limited by my sync).

Vivaciti only 70 times faster than Coms then.

Well done Coms, you've managed to ruin what was once a good service.
Standard User DooGie
(committed) Sun 06-Apr-14 20:44:56
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Re: Coms versus Vivaciti


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In reply to a post by VWGolfman:
I'm in the process of moving several accounts over and away from Coms.

One of them will be moved to Vivaciti.

Currently I am able to log in to both services and that's probably because they both use TTB backhaul.

Just out of interest I fired up usenet and compared speeds.

Coms: 20KB/s
Vivaciti: 1400KB/s (limited by my sync).

Vivaciti only 70 times faster than Coms then.

Well done Coms, you've managed to ruin what was once a good service.


I guess COMS must be extending their throttling test then (probably indefinitely by the looks of it)
I think I'll be off within the next few weeks, I'm even considering BT Infinity 2, despite the dire BT support I reckon the actual connection would be a big step upwards from COMS.

I only use peer to peer around once every couple of months and I'm a light user so the throttling doesn't really affect me. I just find it objectionable the way COMS keep their customers in the dark and announce nothing. They just wait until users notice something has changed and then come out with indifferent statements as to why.
Standard User ross1701
(regular) Sun 06-Apr-14 20:47:33
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Re: Coms versus Vivaciti


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I'm not too technical but does that mean that Coms statement about a select number of users, 'bad boys' hogging their network capacity is BS?
I would have thought that if they use the same backhaul then both Coms and Vivaciti should be seeing similar speeds? Or am I barking up the wrong tree?

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Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Sun 06-Apr-14 21:57:01
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Re: Coms versus Vivaciti


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In reply to a post by ross1701:
I would have thought that if they use the same backhaul then both Coms and Vivaciti should be seeing similar speeds? Or am I barking up the wrong tree?


What they do with the traffic once back-hauled to their respective networks will differ - same with any BT-based service.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 06-Apr-14 22:20:59
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I'm even considering BT Infinity 2, despite the dire BT support I reckon the actual connection would be a big step upwards from COMS.
Why BT Infinity with its dire support? (And apparently dodgy Home Hub 5).

Almost every ISP in the country can supply the FTTC service, just like they can ADSLx.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User DooGie
(committed) Sun 06-Apr-14 22:34:59
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So which ISP would you recommend?
One deciding factor is that SWMBO is wanting BT Sport.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 06-Apr-14 22:41:03
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Well ..., there's this possibility tongue smile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User DooGie
(committed) Mon 07-Apr-14 21:58:29
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Well ..., there's this possibility tongue smile.


Been looking at that option today RobertoS.
However we don't have a Sky box and I can't find anyreference to getting a BT TV box on the PlusNet site.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 07-Apr-14 22:01:24
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I shall make a post elsewhere for info smile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User DooGie
(committed) Mon 07-Apr-14 22:03:11
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Thanks RobertoS smile
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