Just seen on sam knows that my exchange ( Shorne - NDSHO ) is being enabled as of 18/01/2012.
As this will be the 1st LLU supplier at my exchange i`m keen to find out how they are as a isp.
Will be looking to go the whole hog with phone and bb,currently with plusnet for bb.
How are they with traffic shaping,usenet,streaming,gaming( VERY important ).
Hi, can I ask your current sync speed, and line attenuation? Are you using ADSLMax? LLU might not give you any extra speed. If it does and TT are the only option for the physical layer then no point arguing over who you go with. Yes, be aware of the hassles of changing back to BTw network, but you sound like soneone who values line speed highly. I would say that my current TT connection is worse than two previous BeThere connections (2009-2011), all same town but 3 different exchanges. All very similar line lengths and stats. Ping with TT is no better than Be, and maybe a little worse as the routing can be more convuluted, enabling fast path on a long line can reduce some pings but you are more likely to need re-transmissions of other packets so you might get lag deaths..and UDP packets would just be lost. The FEC errors in your router stats will give an indication of how the fastpath/interleaved option will affect you (if you are already on interleaved).
During the evening and weekends the slow down is noticable, didn't have that issue with Be. P2P is better than I thought it would be, but Be had no issues.
Be is more expensive, but is less than IDnet (had a 1.2Mbit IDnet line for 2 years, impeccable but expensive and lonnnnggg line). Both Be lines and TT are about 4Mbit.
Also had pipex ADSL1 0.5Mbit line (exchange in another village) (2005)
Village Broadband symmetric 2Mbit wireless (excellent but 5GB limit) (2006)
Nildram ADSLMax (exchange in same village) 8Mbit, perfect service, 13ms gaming ping, 50Gb limit with rollover. (2007-8)
My overall view from experience, reading articles and forums is that Be invest in infrastructure before problems occur, IDnet stay in touch with BTw and keep you informed of the possible future problems, and TT accept problems will happen, and only fix them if you are savvy enough to know about forums like this or the TT members forum.
Obvioulsy, TT's method costs less. Each exchange is different. True unlimited bandwidth is only available with Be. TT is better than I feared, but I prefer to pay more and have a service that is reliable, rather than one that is a bit iffy at times. These are just my views, but are based on recent experience of all I have spoken about.
I also prefer old cars that need fixing all the time, I like fixing cars, but I want my broadband connection to be problem-free.
To sum up, my Be connections felt like mine. TalkTalk feels like I share it with others.
TalkTalk is like the Tube, can't always get on in rush hour. 4Mbit 43ms ping at best
IDnet was an expensive bicycle, slow but reliable, (line length wasn't their fault though) 1.2Mbit 35ms ping
Be was your car, but you could use the bus lanes (not sure about this one lol) 4Mbit 25-40ms ping
Hoping fibre will be a helicopter
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