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Standard User jamesisaacs
(newbie) Tue 10-Jul-12 16:40:41
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Looking to get fibre optic at Home.


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Hello i have been on BeThere and o2 ADSL while they are great i would like to make the jump to fibre optic after experiencing it at my Uni Home via Virgin Media. Hopefully you lot can give me some good advice on because virgin gave be gripe with traffic management and billing and the extra cost over the 18months contract(im used to 12 months you see laugh). I would possibly consider virgin if i can get a cheapish package including TV and phone assuming its better value than Sky's.

I have just been looking at Sky's offerings the 38 and the not so official 76 along with the 12 month contract and truly unlimited no traffic cap does seem like the best choice for me. I compared Sky with Zen's Lite and Active offerings and sky seems to trump in price, usage and connection fee.

Now i play a lot of games on console and PC and have started backing up my works online so maybe a little above the average upload would be nice.

If possible could you help me by speaking in layman's terms also, lol and if Talk Talk is a good option i would like to know about that as well, thanks.

Edit: I was checking BT's infinity 38 as it has much better upload and i live close to the exchange also. However the cheaper infinity has 40gb usage each month. I hardly torrent but i have my Xbox, PS3 and PC online, connected and playing games most of the day. I'm not sure what bandwidth is like nowadays but when i was with wanadoo 2gb usage each month i never got charged extra. So could anyone enlighten me on that please?

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Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Tue 10-Jul-12 16:44:06
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FYI, Virgin Media isn't fibre optic. They use misleading advertising.

Sky FTTC is the best service out there.
Standard User jamesisaacs
(newbie) Tue 10-Jul-12 16:49:24
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In reply to a post by Zadeks:
FYI, Virgin Media isn't fibre optic. They use misleading advertising.

Sky FTTC is the best service out there.
Have you tried it? If yes how consistent is it? What's it like for gaming and is the router any good?


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Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Tue 10-Jul-12 16:50:57
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Very consistent thus far. Fine for gaming, latency is under 10ms to BBC. I can't comment on the router as I'm using my own solution.
Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Tue 10-Jul-12 17:48:49
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Why is virgin not fibre optic?

Kris

Sky Broadband Unlimited
Ashington (Northumberland) Exchange
Fibre due June 2012!
Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Tue 10-Jul-12 17:49:52
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It's coax. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Internet_access
Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 10-Jul-12 17:53:22
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In reply to a post by Zadeks:
It's coax.
True, but I don't think it really matters from a technical point of view.

There's no particular difficulty in pushing gigahertz signals down a good quality coax cable- think of your TV aerial...

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Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Tue 10-Jul-12 17:54:25
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By that logic BT Infinity shouldn't mention fibre either as its just VDSL over copper?

Kris

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Ashington (Northumberland) Exchange
Fibre due June 2012!
Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Tue 10-Jul-12 17:55:12
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It's misleading advertising and makes people believe the service is capable of more. Shame on the ASA for allowing it. I'm not knocking cable as a product, it's great.
Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Tue 10-Jul-12 17:56:05
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Indeed. VDSL2 shouldn't be marketed as a fibre product. FTTP on the other hand...
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