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Standard User DarrenBricks
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 13:02:28
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Try this site. It is still the most reliable for Addresses. (Don't use the Postcode option).

It would be best if you upload a screenshot of the table, and the line above it with the address removed smile. Then we can explain anything that is unclear.

(We don't need all the garbage under the table).


Thanks for the link to http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/ to all whom posted that, but I have no clue what to input on those fields... i don't have a phone number, not sure what "ACCESS LINE ID" is or "UPRN" is...

Also here is a link to the table with my exchange point(?) highlighted.

Thanks... I am thinking now to stick around VM though they are SHARKS...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 11-Feb-19 13:18:36
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


[re: DarrenBricks] [link to this post]
 
1. Goto www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/adsl.htm
2. Click the Address Checker link
3. Click Proceed
4. In the postcode field type the postcode of the property
5. Press the Submit button
6. Select the address from the list you are shown
7. Then enjoy the page with all the estimates on it for Openreach services

As I said before the table you linked to is of no use unless you enjoy 1 in 10,000 type gambles

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Standard User DarrenBricks
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 14:24:53
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


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Ah, I understood now... Thanks for putting up with me, I think I finally got it!
Here's the table!
C'est incredible!!
Thanks!


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 11-Feb-19 14:29:30
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


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So you should get good speeds from VDSL2

Ignore the G.fast the estimate is so low unlikely to be allowed to order

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Standard User DarrenBricks
(learned) Mon 11-Feb-19 14:36:16
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Hmm my understanding from this table is that I won't get downloads greater than 80mbs, but will get upload speeds of 20~17.

But what is VDLS2 (VDSL Range B?) who provides it? It doesn't seem that it would be of any advantage staying with virgin... is that correct?

Also what is Downstream handback threshold?
Thanks
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 11-Feb-19 14:41:39
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Those estimates are the connection speeds, not the throughput. The throughput, particularly down, can depend on the ISP you choose.

VDSL2 is the technical name for what you get with FTTC. (Fibre To The Cabinet). It is optical fibre from the exchange to a cabinet near you, then normal copper telephone line from there to the house.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Three 4G, tbb tests normally 35-45Mpbs down, 65Mbps off-peak, 9-24 up.
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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 11-Feb-19 14:51:26
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Some comparisons:-

Set 1.

Set 2.

Set 3.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Three 4G, tbb tests normally 35-45Mpbs down, 65Mbps off-peak, 9-24 up.
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Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 11-Feb-19 15:52:53
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
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No line speed guarantee with Virgin Media because the service uses fixed line speeds.

Suspect you meant Virgin does not guarantee throughput on its consumer services, and if you had been that clear initially I would not have said anything.


No I meant on any service outside of LL's they do a fix SLA but not throughput

No idea why you did - but there you go
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 11-Feb-19 17:22:39
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So the Sky Fibre Max guarantee is what?

The BT G.fast £20 back if speed falls below 100 Mbps is what?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 11-Feb-19 17:23:49
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The A and B ranges are the same product (VDSL2) but give you a worst case and best case scenario for the connection speed to expect.

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