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Standard User bobrey
(newbie) Fri 22-Sep-17 09:31:55
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Vodafone Fibre


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They are offering a very cheap deal with unlimited download. Has anyone any experience of their home broadband?
Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 22-Sep-17 13:02:03
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Re: Vodafone Fibre


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I have recently become a customer. I am near enough to the cabinet to get pretty much the maximum 38 Mbps service. I use my own VMG8924-B10A router. I was attracted by the low price which is much the same as I would pay for ADSL at a non LLU exchange.

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Standard User zhango
(regular) Fri 22-Sep-17 17:55:43
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Re: Vodafone Fibre


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I've just joined and this is my first day. I plugged in the Vodafone router at 6.30am and at 7.30am I was connected with no glitches.

The fibre box is directly outside my property so I am getting over 37Meg down and the router wi-fi signal has got a good range.

I am still connected when standing on the other side of the road with the signal going through an internal block wall and the outside cavity wall.

It's early days but looking good so far.


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Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 22-Sep-17 21:38:03
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Re: Vodafone Fibre


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In reply to a post by bobrey:
They are offering a very cheap deal with unlimited download. Has anyone any experience of their home broadband?


The traffic management was enough to put me off.

You get what you pay for..
Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Sat 23-Sep-17 18:04:26
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Re: Vodafone Fibre


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What traffic management?
Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 24-Sep-17 09:25:34
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What traffic management?


I thought this was saying they block things?

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/cs/groups/public/document...
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 24-Sep-17 10:08:15
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Re: Vodafone Fibre


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Some ADSL2+ lines limited to 19Mbps throughput, but it's not clear if this is because of the particular backhaul, e.g. some parts of their own legacy C & W one, BT Wholesale or other, and IWF blocks are observed.

That doesn't sound particularly onerous to me, but some people with above 19Mbps capability coukd be very irked.

Plus if course any court orders mentioning Vodafone or C & W are observed, but that is reasonable.

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Edited by RobertoS (Sun 24-Sep-17 10:10:40)

Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 24-Sep-17 11:42:16
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Re: Vodafone Fibre


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According to the document, on FTTC nothing is always blocked, or slowed down. There is an optional content blocking service for those that want it.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 24-Sep-17 13:05:48
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Did you read to the bottom? Right at the top we have:-
Are any services, content, applications or protocols always blocked on this product?** Y/N
At the bottom we have:-
**This excludes any service, content, application or protocol that an ISP is required to block by UK law and child abuse images as informed by the list provided by the Internet Watch Foundation.
The bit about restricting speeds (to 19Mbps) only applies to "some lines" on ADSL, but the document as a whole applied also to FTTC.

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Edited by RobertoS (Sun 24-Sep-17 13:08:32)

Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 24-Sep-17 20:07:48
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I left out the ** bit because it is a legal requirement and not really a reason for not using an ISP.

I could have been a bit more precise in my wordingsmile

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 24-Sep-17 20:14:03
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Several ISPs ignore the IWF. It is not a legal requirement to use its lists.

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Connection - AAISP Home::1 80/20. 200GB. Sync 72313/12530Kbps @ 600m. BQMs - IPv4 & IPv6
Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 24-Sep-17 20:28:54
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AIUI, it is illegal to distribute child porn. Do any ISPs ignore that - dark web aside?

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 24-Sep-17 22:38:59
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If you don't believe me I suggest you do some googling.

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