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Old 2nd June 2014, 08:03 PM   #11
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Righhht Is that what it is. Wonder why BT didn't tell me that
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Old 2nd June 2014, 08:08 PM   #12
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We get about 62Mb down and 2Mb or so up.

It's supposed to be upgraded for free to 100Mb down at some point.

The worst part of most packages is the fair usage policy that they implement and try oh so hard not to tell you about. The BT infinity stuff is horrible. You get limited to some relatively small amount of bandwidth per month and if you over step your usage (something you can do in like 10 minutes at full download speed if you actually get 100Mb), then it remains painfully slow for the rest of the month. We're talking like throttling it back to 1 or 2Mb from your full line speed.

We're with Virgin and their fair usage policy is done on a day to day basis. So if you decide you want to download more, then you can, without it affecting anything but that days performance. Then there's the fact that they only throttle you down by about 10% anyway, in stead of 98%.
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Amazing what you chaps in Europe have. Here is provincial USA I have 30 meg down - 5 meg up at home. And I pay extra for that speed.
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Old 2nd June 2014, 08:12 PM   #14
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The thing with BT and data limits is that its dead easy to get around. Just log out of your network connection and reconnect using your own BT Wi Fi with FON connection. OK, so you only get around 4mbs but there are no limits.
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Old 2nd June 2014, 09:25 PM   #15
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Old 3rd June 2014, 08:47 AM   #16
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Just had fibre broadband installed I am getting 40MBS download speed.

It was previous 3MBS.

Are you talking about Mbps or MBps
Big difference some parts of Australia we get
103down/40up Mbps on cable or fibre


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Old 3rd June 2014, 08:55 AM   #17
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Some people are saying MBPS and some saying Mbps just wanna know does everyone mean Mbps


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Some people are saying MBPS and some saying Mbps just wanna know does everyone mean Mbps
Good question. For me I'm quoting lower case, Mbps. So 36Mbps is 4.5MBps
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Old 3rd June 2014, 10:17 AM   #19
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b=bits
B=Bytes
8bits=1Byte (as Mooly's equivalence says)

To make their internet connection speeds look good, all the providers specify in bits.

And yet our computers are generally specified in bytes (B).
ROM = GB
RAM = GB
HDD = GB
File size = kB
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