I would`nt say obsessing, I guess its a matter of perspective, besides, already thought of that, it would cost me £15,000 in stamp duty and fees and to be honest we cant get much right in this country when it comes to broadband anyway, well not compared to south Korea and south america etc.... as an example, the new build estate just down the road, 60 new houses being built, right next to a virgin media enabled area, and indeed, the closest old house to the new estate(were talking 30 Meters) can get very good speed with VM Cable, so I enquired about the broadband capability on the new estate, to which I just got blank looks, its turns out you will only be able to get a a BT service over copper cable, they are not installing Fibre as they build the estate, so best speed, 1-3 MB on adsl... Crazy, lay the fibre with the other services while its dug up!
And again, obsessing... perspective.... I'm a network engineer, on call most of the time, and normally deal with Sev 1&2 incidents, Guess what.. I need a stable and "Suitable" connection, so I can setup a VPN to the customer and try and fix their issues, now when I had about 1.75MB it was fine I could work with, but now my line has dropped back down to 1MB doing my job is slower, things take longer, alot longer to be honest, my connectiosn are not thin client, its a logical connection to their network.
I was fine and dandy for 5 months, then I droped to 1MB, guesss what BT dont care, its ADSL, get over it is their attitude, I get crossed lines, noisey lines, they dont care... numerous calls but their computer states no fault found so thats it, but in the very next breath I pick up the phone and car hear what Mary had at the chineese last night.
Im not one of these guys that sits on the forums and bangs my fist because my 16MB connection is only giving me 15.5MB and need all the BT engineers in the world to pop around and fix my connection, I just want a reasonable service, and trying to understand if thats going to be soon.
I understand ADSL is, well compared to ethernet etc, Pants if your line is more than a nats whisker away from the exchange or any noise at all then there are prices to pay with speed and stability. I just want to know..... since my exchange has been fibred up, is SNOD Cab 10 going to get better soon, Just give me 2 megs, thats all I want, thats all I need.
So since I last asked in Feb this year, things have been fine, until recently, so just popped back to see if there was any news.... Second time in 7 months. When I start posting every day, then you can say I was a little obsessive.
Edited by leedsit (Fri 13-Sep-13 19:37:11)