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Standard User dw14
(newbie) Sat 12-Oct-13 01:37:55
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Switch from Sky to EE? Contention


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Hi,

I am looking at moving from Sky Unlimited to EE broadband. £2.50 broadband and £11/month phone package.

I get a good connection with Sky but some dropouts when streaming iPlayer etc and some slow web page loading.

Have seen many people say that EE slow ALL traffic at peak times not just P2P.
I don't use newsgroups or P2P.

What are people's opinions on this, is it a contention issue?
How can you find out the contention from each provider at my exchange etc.
Do EE normally have a higher contention than Sky?

Is it worth moving from Sky to EE or is this a bad move, I know that Cust services is bad, have an Orange Mobile, but saving £10/month is a very good deal.

Many thanks
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 12-Oct-13 13:41:30
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In reply to a post by dw14:
Have seen many people say that EE slow ALL traffic at peak times not just P2P.
Depends on whether you are within their historic catchment area.

What exchange are you on and I can tell you?

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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 12-Oct-13 14:00:40
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Just wondering with the catchment area, does it really cost EE more to provide services outside of their area? Afterall they use BTs equipment everywhere now right?


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Standard User dw14
(newbie) Sat 12-Oct-13 15:01:05
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Thanks,

The exchange details are:

Abbeyhill
Code: ESABB
County: Lothian
Enabled: 31 Mar 2001
Market: 3
Mkt2014: B
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 12-Oct-13 15:31:06
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Bt wholesale has different pricing based on ofcom market definition and then negotiating power of provider

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 12-Oct-13 15:53:00
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However in this case BT Wholesale are the provider.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 12-Oct-13 16:18:21
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I believe EE's network area is a mixture of their old LLU area + conditions placed upon them by / agreed with BTw when they signed up for White Label.

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Standard User Ianph
(committed) Sat 12-Oct-13 16:18:50
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Am i in EE's old network area? (Exchange WMKDG)

i just moved to EE Tues 8th oct, although i have seen HTTP downloads come down at 8+ MB/s any time of the day (origin/steam ect). iPlayer can stutter quite a bit anytime.

i did a broadband quality monitor for the first night after connection for 24 hours and it seemed quite stable at avg 20ms latency and 25ms max 0% dropped packets.

could it be the iplayer website or could my connection be simply settling in?
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 12-Oct-13 16:26:29
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Abbeyhill is in EE's Network Area, so only P2P & Newsgroups are throttled.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 12-Oct-13 16:29:02
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Operating under a contract negotiated with EE

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