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Windows 7: 1Gbps fiber coming soon...but not in UK!!

20 Jun 2011   #11
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

I doubt any home in the UK can get these so called "up to speeds" such a marketing con.
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28 Jun 2011   #12
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Agreed. I'm with Plusnet. Good company, good service etc. I'm less than 30m from the exchange and I'm still lucky to get 5mbps. Never seen anywhere near 8mbps.
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28 Jun 2011   #13
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

In my cave up in the hill's I was with o2 and got 1.5Mb D/L & 1Mb U/L. Swapped to Infinity in April and am now getting 38Mb D/L & 9Mb U/L which is a big increase. Apart from the normal 2 modem's burning out (like most other people) everything has been great. Just can't understand why BT are still using cheap and nasty modem's which has been giving problem's from day 1.

iechyd da
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01 Jul 2011   #14
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

'tis good news for most in the states but as per usual, the UK will be mocked and shunned for having such slow internet, what BT need to do is offer FTTC to all companies that use the 21CN, i'm with sky and i get 12MB on copper, good service but the cabinets are right next to each other, one fibre and one copper, stupid BT could make a bomb if they offered it to others.
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01 Jul 2011   #15
Maccman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
'tis good news for most in the states but as per usual, the UK will be mocked and shunned for having such slow internet, what BT need to do is offer FTTC to all companies that use the 21CN, i'm with sky and i get 12MB on copper, good service but the cabinets are right next to each other, one fibre and one copper, stupid BT could make a bomb if they offered it to others.
BT want you to join them not stop with rivals. I wish I could get 12Mb on copper. One thing that did increase my speed was using an i-plate.
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01 Jul 2011   #16
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Isn't BT's FTTP service "Infinity" 1Gbps? My Homehub has a 1Gbps ethernet port, which according to the documentation is to allow your PC to receive the internet as fast as Infinity allows.

I'm on 21Cn now (finally... we were one of the first places to get broadband when BT started offering it, but it's taken forever to get ADSL2+ here) and I'm getting the full 20Mb/s. I do live just round the corner from the exchange though. Probably more than the 30m that John was reporting. I would guess the poor speeds there are more down to Line quality though.

God I can't wait til my BT contract is up so I can go back to Plusnet... it comes to something when you phone Tech Support and have to explain to THEM how ADSL works.
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01 Jul 2011   #17
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 
I get 30mb/s and will never change again.

I've been about the markets looking for a supplier I am happy with. But, their all bad and went for the next best thing which was, the cheapest for the most which, turned out to be Virgin. I'm not moving around anymore as 30mb/s for 21.50/month and phone gets my 'happy as larry' vote.
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02 Jul 2011   #18
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

If you can take a look at the OR Engineer's test unit when he's there you will see that the end user can obtain a higher up & down speed's, it was 54.12Mb & 17.65Mb but was set to 38.71 & 10, I ask why the difference and was told that the DSLAM cardmax is 55Mb & 20Mb but are not set to that. Also he told me that at the end of the year BT will be offering 80Mb & 20Mb for FTTC and a lot faster for FTTP.

iechyd da
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02 Jul 2011   #19
Maccman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I've just had a look on the Virgin website and optic fibre is available 2 doors away but neither me or the next door neighbour can get it. I remember about 15 years ago some of our snooty neighbours complained when they started to dig a channel through their gardens so they came back a month after and dug the channel but no cables were put in because UK was now going digital. When I rang back a year or two later they said there would never be cable put in now.
Thank you neighbours.
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02 Jul 2011   #20
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Maccman.
Sue your neighbours for loss of services...

BTW
Iechyd da!
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