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  • munki83 14 Jan 2012 15:05:53 1,617 posts
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    Found this email address on a forum cablemystreet@virginmedia.co.uk I sent an email and hopefuly I get something positive back
  • Vice.Destroyer 14 Jan 2012 16:35:38 6,295 posts
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    Count yourselves lucky. I was talking to my brother yesterday, complaining about this very thing. He lives in Uganda and he gets 1mb dl. 0.25 upload.
  • munki83 14 Jan 2012 17:04:29 1,617 posts
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    That's only two thirds slower than me so not too bad for a third world country

    Edited by munki83 at 17:06:16 14-01-2012
  • PhoenixFlames 14 Jan 2012 17:09:04 9,263 posts
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    And they still manage to send a billion emails everyday telling us we've won some sort of African lottery.
  • Mekanik 14 Jan 2012 17:10:09 3,942 posts
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    ResidentKnievel wrote:
    I get 2 Mb/s where I live, but seeing as it's out in the middle of nowhere it costs about 20 quid/month and I only get 40 GB download allowance.
    Mine costs the same but i rarely get over 1.7Mb, although i have no limit to what i can use. Unfortunately i am in the middle of no-where. My ISP tells me the line is shite (i know this) and i should bug BT to fix it but BT refuse to accept there is any problem and i`m stuck with it......
  • Dougs 14 Jan 2012 17:13:23 73,035 posts
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    It's your ISP's duty to sort out any issues with BT. Take it through the dispute resolution scheme if you're unhappy....
  • disusedgenius 14 Jan 2012 19:35:46 6,379 posts
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    Pfft! If you think it feels bad having 3 Meg out in the sticks, imagine only having 3 Meg in the sodding capital, SURROUNDED by other wankers on 10-50. :(
  • heyyo 14 Jan 2012 20:00:20 14,364 posts
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    Try being on 1mb in the capital.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 14 Jan 2012 22:45:29 17,078 posts
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    Sadly no company seems to have formulated any kind of plan for bringing fibre optic broadband to blocks of flats, hence excluding 90+% of people who live in London. Apparently this isn't a problem though.
  • Dougs 14 Jan 2012 22:57:41 73,035 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Sadly no company seems to have formulated any kind of plan for bringing fibre optic broadband to blocks of flats, hence excluding 90+% of people who live in London. Apparently this isn't a problem though.
    There are a few, but tend to be new build only. Much of the problems are access rights, with lots of different landlords, making it costly and time consuming. There are proposals to look at this but will be a while before you see any impact
  • Khanivor 14 Jan 2012 23:00:58 41,971 posts
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    30Mb down and up so no, no envy. I have hard drive space envy though ;P
  • Spunkweazle 14 Jan 2012 23:01:52 470 posts
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    just done a speed check on my 20 meg sky connection,
    0.8 meg

    I think im moving to uganda
  • munki83 14 Jan 2012 23:03:48 1,617 posts
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    @Spunkweazle is it ment to be 20 or have sky miss sold you or have sky capped it
  • Dougs 14 Jan 2012 23:13:15 73,035 posts
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    It'll be "up to." What you get depends on how far from the exchange you are,.and I guess he's about 2-3km away. If not more
  • Jazzy_Geoff 14 Jan 2012 23:35:25 8,062 posts
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    Ther is no way 4g is rolling out this year. Unfortunately.
  • Vice.Destroyer 14 Jan 2012 23:36:56 6,295 posts
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    Spunkweazle wrote:
    just done a speed check on my 20 meg sky connection,
    0.8 meg

    I think im moving to uganda
    I'll join you. :)
  • mrpon 14 Jan 2012 23:41:16 30,716 posts
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    SpunkDestroyer
  • Dougs 14 Jan 2012 23:44:06 73,035 posts
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    Jazzy_Geoff wrote:
    Ther is no way 4g is rolling out this year. Unfortunately.
    Indeed. Auction for the spectrum is the end of this year, services next year at some point, if you're lucky
  • Dougs 14 Jan 2012 23:44:26 73,035 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    SpunkDestroyer
    :D
  • disusedgenius 15 Jan 2012 00:43:18 6,379 posts
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    heyyo wrote:
    Try being on 1mb in the capital.
    Yeah, we had that with Sky, but then got a boost when we switched to Be.

    1 Mb between 3 nerds in a flat == pain.
  • docrob 15 Jan 2012 12:21:48 400 posts
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    We get about 5MB here, which is OK. Particularly as they were unable to get our DSL working at all in our last house, and the only Internet we had for a year came via a '3' dongle which could only pick up a 3G signal in one room of the house.

    Having said that, mobile and 3G signals are absolutely rubbish throughout our area, and I strongly suspect we won't get 4G coverage when it rolls out. So we're likely to get left behind.
  • MMMarmite 15 Jan 2012 14:05:09 1,263 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Sadly no company seems to have formulated any kind of plan for bringing fibre optic broadband to blocks of flats, hence excluding 90+% of people who live in London. Apparently this isn't a problem though.
    Pretty sure I read Hyperoptic were trying to do this, but they don't publish their roll-out plans :(
  • Derblington 13 Feb 2012 23:38:02 23,584 posts
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    Been pissing around with my connections this evening as I wasn't happy with what I was getting. Finally fixed it.



    THE INTERNETS ARE MINE!
  • ResidentKnievel 14 Feb 2012 00:01:09 6,446 posts
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    I am envious of that Derbs, but less envious than I was as I've recently changed internet providers.

    I get up to 3 Mb/s download and 0.5 Mb/s upload, used to be 2 Mb/s down and an insignificant amount up. A 50% improvement and a more stable connection is definitely noticeable.

    Edited by ResidentKnievel at 00:02:07 14-02-2012
  • heyyo 14 Feb 2012 00:06:29 14,364 posts
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    disusedgenius wrote:
    heyyo wrote:
    Try being on 1mb in the capital.
    Yeah, we had that with Sky, but then got a boost when we switched to Be.

    1 Mb between 3 nerds in a flat == pain.
    BT have rolled out fibre optic in my area now, big increase in price though and i'm wondering if I should upgrade considering its only me that uses it and I can game lag free, stream most content etc.

    When I was out for uni we had Virgin cable (can't remember the speed, maybe 12mb?) shared between 5 in the main house and 3 in the annexe it was so unusable I ended up getting my own mobile broadband dongle.

    Edited by heyyo at 00:07:08 14-02-2012
  • Deleted user 8 March 2012 09:32:14
    @Fake_Blood

    So my Belgacom contract is ending. How does it work if I want to swap - with as little interruption as possible? Do I need to inform the new company and they take care of it? I think I'll change to Numericable..
  • Murbs 8 Mar 2012 09:34:38 23,007 posts
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    I get 2.0 max from my exchange. It's old and knackered and unlikely to get updated :-(
  • munki83 8 Mar 2012 09:39:05 1,617 posts
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    I feel your pain Murbal. I wish BT would spread the costs of their spending so that exchanges that havent been upgraded properly in years get a chance of a nice connection.
  • AcidSnake 8 Mar 2012 09:40:02 7,413 posts
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    What are you all complaining about? I get 0.5 max...And no-one is even thinking about bringing anything faster to the area...
  • dr_swin 8 Mar 2012 09:42:42 4,925 posts
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    BT just built a fibreoptic cabinet outside my house.
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