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kkkev11
Wizz Kid

honest views on if i should upgrade to fiber from normal broadband is it any good ??? i get 14mb at moment ?

 

wizard
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ferguson
Community Star

Generally yes, I went from 4 meg to 50, but it ultimately depends on the improvements for your own line.

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martswain
Philosopher

Ask yourself, is my current speed limiting anything I am currently doing online ?

 

Do you plan to do anything new ?

 

If it's all working as you need, I would not bother upgrading UNLESS you need to upload big files, normal broadband is limited to 1 Mbps whereas fibre can can be much faster.

 

What are the estimates for your line on fibre ?

Martin
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kkkev11
Wizz Kid
about 35mbps thanks for your reply
wizard
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kkkev11
Wizz Kid
thanks nice to know
wizard
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kkkev11
Wizz Kid

hi ferguson what package are you on to get that speed if you dont mind saying thanks

wizard
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ferguson
Community Star

I am on Faster Fibre with the Speed Boost, syncs at 55 down 17 up, throughput around 50/16.

 

It really is about how you use your broadband as well as all out figures. We are a media-hungry family, with lots of streamed media on the go on multiple devices as well as almost constant gaming from teenagers, our service rarely skips a beat.

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kkkev11
Wizz Kid
thanks for reply dont think i would need boost unless its a freebie thanks
wizard
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zebidee88
Enlightened One

Get them to tell you what speed to expect. I am on what is advertised as an average of 38mb but get 20mb. There is a cabinet 23 paces from my front door but the one my phone line is connected to is a quarter of a mile away which is a lot of copper between me and the cabinet.  Unless they run a new cable all the providers use the same Openreach cables, and will give the same speed unless you pay extra for speed "boosts".

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kkkev11
Wizz Kid
mines about 70 yards away exchange 500 yards thanks for reply
wizard