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Lazarus

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I find the Ookla Beta somewhat fickle.

It often thinks far too long, does the D/L and then goes on strike without performing U/L.

Had to revert to legacy mode.
 
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Who asked you ....... :-lol
 
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Hi -
Moved over to fibre - B4RN (Broadband for the rural north) about 10 days ago .. and although i,v logged higher and lower speeds - the screenshot below shows the typical/average speeds ... more than happy :)

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Holy carp! You can back up the Internet with those speeds!

There's a similar project near here but I am probably not rural enough to get touched by them. Have to make do with BT's appalling offering (through Zen).
 
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Yes, excellent.

The Media keep on bleating about we rural folk being disadvantaged, but the fact is that there are now a great many locally championed schemes, either FWA like mine, or private Fibre, and they look likely to continue to proliferate.

So many of us are actually well catered for.

Apart from Analoguesat, obvs. :-rofl2
 
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No Internet for a few hours at the beginning of the week VM eventually told me it was planned maintenance to enhance my experience o_O


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No Internet for a few hours at the beginning of the week VM eventually told me it was planned maintenance to enhance my experience o_O
Don't believe a word. One of their monkeys no doubt chopped one of the cables to your property off...
 
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I guessing you are on the Virginmedia "VIVID 200" service as we are on "VIVID 100" and I just got these figures
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Which are about what we've come to expect most of the time
 
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@TJExcalibur
I guessing you are on the Virginmedia "VIVID 200" service as we are on "VIVID 100" and I just got these figures
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Which are about what we've come to expect most of the time
Not sure what I am on. I know they updated it all a while back and the girls here are happy as they both watch Netflix often at the same time on different tv's.
 
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Not sure what I am on. I know they updated it all a while back and the girls here are happy as they both watch Netflix often at the same time on different tv's.
Pretty certain you are on Vivid 200 - IIRC that means min 200Mbs download, 10Mbs upload, whereas Vivid 100 is 100Mbs download & 5Mbs upload
 
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Ahhhh the joys of rural living with end of line adsl

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Telephone line going up a tree

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Dodgy connection


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Line wrapped around a tree.


Can still stream live tv to the smart tv whilst surfing on the pc, have a reserve emergency more expensive mobile internet back up.

Promised fiber ( pigs flying ) connection in the next few years:-doh:-rofl2
 
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Ah BT. My sister lived in the wilds of Devon. Years ago paid for a telephone line across the fields etc. Always had problems, took ages to sort out but eventually they got fed up with complaints to head office they changed 7 miles of cable, worn out in the trees. line.
 
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@skomedal

Nice Ping, though but.
 
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Similar here, am still in rural France, telephone lines looks like made in 1917 and never serviced, no adsl. Fibre is 'planned', but so far it's a fairy tale from politicians. Lucky to have remnants of 3G coverage from a station approx 50km away, randomly varying from 0,5 to 7,5 Mb. But at least it's a reliable connection and does it's job. Can get satellite if ever needing anything faster.
 

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Noticed last month that Openreach had applied the 3db download margin onto my local cabinet (was previously 6db, they're able to do this for Huawei cabinets, not the ECI ones yet) that my modem is syncing the full 40/10 FTTC package I have with EE home BB. Fired in tests with a few different sites to see what they came up with...









The download speeds are reasonably consistent (except the last one) though the uploads vary a bit, especially from the Think Broadband test.

As for LTE, I'm on EE PAYG. On the ground floor of the house reception is poor to non-existent (2G, 3G or 4G) so I've an EE Signal Box to provide coverage around the house. Upstairs is better however, though two different BTS masts give better reception in different rooms.

So at the back upstairs room...

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...while at the front upstairs room (notice the weaker signal strength)...

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...I reckon in both cases the download speeds could be faster, I think they have a speed cap of 30Mb/s for PAYG users nowadays (Pay monthly users either get a speed cap of 60Mb/s or uncapped for the more expensive packages) - I remember a couple of years ago when EE were giving away free SIMs with two months of 100GB of data a month that I was able to push over 50Mb/s with them. I only seem to be able to get "single speed" with EE for LTE as opposed to "double speed" or "carrier aggregation" the latter of whom gives the fastest potential speeds with the most capable mobile phone in an area with the most spectrum available (EE tout up to 1Gb/s download but that's of course theoretical).

You can get mobile broadband "as home broadband" from EE but the prices aren't cheap, going up to £100 per month for a 200GB data cap for £18 months (100GB is £75, 50GB is £50, all come with free router). 3 OTOH have a 40GB data "homefi" package that is £23-24 a month or down to £21 a month for sim-only if you're willing to stick to a 24 month contract, they reportedly have a 100GB package per month for around £30 but it's not available online, only in-store. Apparently it's only in certain stores because in those which don't have the offer available are in parts of the country where their network is the most congested.
 
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I find the Ookla Beta somewhat fickle.

It often thinks far too long, does the D/L and then goes on strike without performing U/L.

Had to revert to legacy mode.
Agreed, it has done me just like that a number of times
 
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