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I've just had Satellite Broadband installed and its brilliant. 18 Megs Down, 6 Megs Up. The best bit was telling BT where to shove their crappy service!

How much is that a month? Guess broadband is slow in Shetland

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Virgin widely have speeds of 100mbps. They've recently been around this area and we have received letters aying they have rolled out super-fast fibre optic broadband. Having checked the speeds of people in the area, I can safely attest that they have really high speeds on average, the lowest I found was 20mbps with Virgin. I have Sky and the service is often terrible, for no reason too.

Once my contract ends with Sky I am switching to Virgin asap, they are cheaper, and I don't need a landline phone (whenever we do use it, as infrequent as it is, it racks up a large bill, and we get too many calls from people trying to sell us things!)

When it comes to what I want from my broadband it isn't just about speed. I also look for a stable line so my router isn't resynching every day, no traffic managment systems throttling my connection, low latency for online gaming. Unfortunately based on my online friends experience of Virgin is why i've never been interested in joining them. Also I have heard their customer services is dreadful.

The traffic management system from Virgin runs from 10am to 9pm and if you breech the limit your speed is reduced by 50% for 5hrs. This shouldn't be a big problem for many at the moment but in years to come we shall no longer purchase Blu ray/DVD/Video games from shops and will be download only. This is why shops such as Game, HMV will be screwed in years to come.

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how do you boost the router signal?..in my lounge i get 25mb download and 4mb upload..in my hall its is 18mb and 4mb..then if i move 5 feet into my bedroom i get 0.5mb download and 3mb upload..any reason why this would be?

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Been hovering around 1mb and then... boom, BT Infinity time :)

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Mind you, it's 70mb on the landline downstairs. It's nice. BT Infinity is a wonderous thing, I was wondering about Virgin Media fibre-optic but apparently that is VERY hit and miss?

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I'm with sky but download awful, 5 mins to down load a 1 min you tube video sometimes

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Is it where you live or can better providers really make a difference ?

Depends, sometimes the fault lies with the ISP but sometimes its just your line. The best way of telling is to find out your line stats and what DB your attenuation is. This is easily done by just logging into your router. The higher the attenuation the slower your broadband will be and a very high attenuation is often caused by the long copper wire to the exchange. If this is the case then switching to Fibre optic broadband will drastically improve your speed.
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BT really need to stop spending their money advertising products they can't supply to most of the country, they promised me fiber optic 2 and a half years ago and I'm still waiting.

If they don't sort it soon I'm going to start writing in to OfCom about these adverts they are constantly spewing all over the television.

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Not sure if Virgin have been 'doing something' but I was a bit gobsmacked by this yesterday.

It's usually between 4 and 6mb which is not bad for ADSL 5 miles from the exchange.

Since then it has been consistently over 6mb

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I guess you meant 18MB/s down, 6MB/s up, Hagar Posted Image

Here we must be one of the few households that gets almost exactly what all the predictors show, with Plusnet ADSL2, about 2 miles from the exchange. We're on the cheapie package since we're not heavy users:

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Quite poor, and I'm not sure if it's possible for it to be any better.

It's more like faster than 91% of the UK in Glasgow...

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Just got upgraded to what's supposed to be 100Mb/s.

 

Still, can't complain! 

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Im the same as you and yes they claim 100Mb/s, But they forget to tell you that 100Mb/s applies when its 3am when usage is very low.

But im with virginmedia and i get at worst 50 to 60Mb/s.

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