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Standard User danielhyde
(regular) Thu 17-Sep-20 10:40:28
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Re: What are my options?


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Currently with VM 200MB connection, BT offerings are ADSL as cabinet not enabled for FTTC due to VM been in the area (so I am told).

Getting more and more frustrated with VM, latency goes through the roof and connection drops, restarting modem daily to even run a teams call. I don't want to go the 4G route as I access things remotely, no FTTC so what other than a business fibre are my options?

I've raised the point with VM, issues disappears for a few days then comes back.


I'd keep pestering VM to fix it.
about a year ago I moved from a flat where I had 80Mbps FTTC to a house with 50Mbps FTTC and 350Mbps Virgin.
I picked Virgin and touch wood i've had zero issues, it works perfectly for gaming and streaming. I can even stream live on Twitch while my fiancé watches stuff online.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Thu 17-Sep-20 10:46:09
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In what way do you "access" things remotely?

I have 4G on phone and also through a router, and can control my brother's computer remotely using Chrome at both ends. That does of course require a body at the remote end to help set up the connection each time, but it is very quick and easy.

That may of course be far too basic for your needs, which is the reason for my opening question smile. Plus of course using 4G for some purpose(s) doesn't rule out still using VM for others.

Zoom and Google Duo both work well, I don't know about MS Teams.

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Standard User candlerb
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 17-Sep-20 11:04:41
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4G - should let you access things remotely.
I read this as remotely back to home, not from home to remote. I think you might have read the other way.


You could take the AAISP L2TP service for £10 per month, and run it over 4G. This will give you static IPv4+IPv6. Limited to 100Mbps up/down and 1TB/month, but over 4G that should be fine.

(Aside: they can also supply a data SIM which gives you a public, static IPv4 address directly. But you'll pay 1.75p+VAT per megabyte for the data transfer)


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Standard User MattL
(newbie) Thu 17-Sep-20 13:13:18
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Correct when I'm away from home I do dial back home.
Standard User MattL
(newbie) Thu 17-Sep-20 13:14:39
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I'm curious to know what a leased line option would cost, prices seem to be all over the place.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 17-Sep-20 13:28:00
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4G can still work, install a 4G router and run a 4G service with static IP with AAISP

Leased line prices are all over the place as geography plays a massive part, as does what you need in terms of speeds

So www.LineBroker.co.uk for no reason other than can remember URL suggests 30 Mbps symmetric around £220/m for one urban postcode I checked.

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Standard User jpm
(regular) Thu 17-Sep-20 17:57:22
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If you're in a Virgin Media area you should be able to get their DIA Lite service

https://www.virginmediabusiness.co.uk/connectivity/i...

Once you're spending over £250/month though you get a lot more options - by the time you're covering the 1Gbps Openreach bearer cost the price for each Mbps of bandwidth drops drastically, 500Mbps is about where things tend to dip below the £1-per-mbps level

I'm based in the East Midlands and we pay around £400 for a 500Mbps service - these are all ex-VAT prices.

Edited by jpm (Thu 17-Sep-20 17:58:40)

Standard User MattL
(newbie) Thu 17-Sep-20 18:47:51
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Thanks will look at both. 4G from EE is really good here and cost wise would be cheap enough. Will do a bit of digging.
Standard User Pheasant
(member) Thu 17-Sep-20 19:00:12
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Thanks will look at both. 4G from EE is really good here and cost wise would be cheap enough. Will do a bit of digging.

If you're in a VM area, there are a variety of resellers for VMB leased line services.

As said prices do vary hugely between geography and Virgin themselves wont always be the most competitive with their product. Try another provider that re-sells VMB leased line products like 2Connect for example. They are a small, shall we say 'boutique' outfit, but offer some great LL deals. Well worth looking into.

Edited by Pheasant (Thu 17-Sep-20 19:01:14)

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