fibrewifi service was installed yesterday, I was previously in a dial up only area, so made a huge difference, connection speed I recorded yesterday is 12mb up 12mb down. The download is as fast as the fibreoptic line at my previous address; the 12mb upload is massive, virgin media offered 10mb down 500k upload in comparison. The monthly download limit is 40gb, which is probably more than enough more most, but I will avoid large amounts of hd video to be safe.
In terms of range, I'm around 8miles from the tower at latchingdon.I have been told that a direct line of sight has a positive effect on the signal.
With regard to bandwidth I clocked 15mb download today, Fibrewifi's website says that if bandwidth usage is low then additional bandwidth is directed to the remaining users, which suggests that bandwidth is not an issue on the network. Apparently more towers we be up and running in the near future.
Getting a bit more technical I also tested ping speeds and lost packets ect. on speedtest.net The latency of the line is very low as advertised ~19ms ping (A decent broadband connection should give lower than 100ms) The line should be really good for VOIP or VPN. Lost packets are a real problem @ 86%, which seems ridiculously high (should be close to 0% really), strangely this doesn't seem to noticeably impact the quality of the service, I'm not sure if this is a router or ISP problem. This result makes me question how meaningful the test is more than anything else.
Someone mentioned the possibility of lightning strike in a previous post, I wouldn't expect this to be too much of a problem since the receptor does not need to be at the top of the house, in most areas there will be something else that will get hit first such as power transformers, aerials/trees etc.