How's it going for others on this speed? Any restrictions at peak times? Getting decent ping times? - Heavy Gamer.
I could've gone for their all singing all dancing 80/20mb (gestimated speed of 57.5Mb/20.0Mb), but three reasons why not:
A) Existing hardware both wired and wireless not capable of transferring at such speeds and would need to get my homeplugs increased from 85mbps to 200 or even 500mbps - more cost (just because it says it'll do that speed, you normally get no where near it taking into account overheads - bit like "up to 24mb" rarely anyone will see it unless living on top of the exchange), Or could of gone wireless N but thats still gotta punch through two walls and signal may not reach the 150mbps, plus I use the connection for gaming a lot, so pings times and stability important.
B) It was £30 a month
C) With broadband speeds increasing for some of us, many are still in slow spots as such most webpages will load quickly anyway, any downloads you make are restricted to how fast the servers can upload.
My two penneths worth anyway, will let you know how I get on. I was tempted by going for the "full whack" speed, but it's just my cars faster than yours lol. Realistically you not going to notice for day to day use, unless you have a real serious need to shift data in a large way (business), I have seen a lot of FTTC providers do have restrictions and caps.
Xilo <--- The dog's danglies!
3km from Exchange
Downstream Att 61DB.