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Re: Best Broadband deal?

thanks @Bambino

I used that site and my speeds look weak!



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Re: Best Broadband deal?

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@TallTrees

 

I've seen a lot worse. One point though, I don't recommend "chasing" broadband speeds, it gets very addictive and frustrating.

 

Are you seeing any issues when browsing or downloading?

 

First things though, what is your router syncing at? Then, take 15-20% off that speed for what you are likely to measure, best case.

How often does the router resync? If it goes for a number of week without, its a good sign the cabinet to property link is healthy.

Then, how are you measuring, what device and how is it connected?.

The best way to get a fair speed test is via a PC/Laptop connected via Ethernet cable. WiFi is a whole speed subject in itself Crazy

Also, with the site you were using you can change the test server, this also impacts on the measurements. Another one to try is BT's

speedtest.btwholesale.com

My honest advice though, stay away from all this unless you want to start a deep understanding on what impacts speed from your ISP to cabinet to router to device etc etc

 

If your happy with your browsing and downloading, just enjoy it Cheers

 

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Re: Best Broadband deal?

Thank you very much @dgilbert2

especially taking the time to go into explanation smiling

No way am I going to chase speed you are absolutely right.

Yes, happy with browsing and downloading ~ 

THE PERFECT ANSWER for me Fantastic

Thank you. TallTrees



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Re: Best Broadband deal?

@TallTrees  Glad I "helped" grin

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Re: Best Broadband deal?

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Re: Best Broadband deal?

Thanks @Bambino

It sure will !!

 



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Re: Best Broadband deal?

@TallTrees

 

I've used a lot of broadband providers in the 13 years I've had it.

 

What I would say is that you only get to know how good or bad the service is when you have issues and I've had both really bad and really good experiences in this regard.

 

The best I have found in my personal experience is a company called Zen Internet, www.zen.co.uk.

 

They serve both business and home but tend to be more well known in the business market.

 

They are definitely not the cheapest by any means but when I've had problems they've either been able to solve them over the phone or have mobilised Openreach promptly who have arrived with a detailed description of the problem so that they can resolve it quickly.

 

 

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Re: Best Broadband deal?

Hi @Anonymous

Thank you for taking the time to give me this information.

I will look into it ~ to see if it would be suitable for me

~ of course you are absolutely right ~ the test is when

things go wrong.

Thank you TallTrees



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@TallTrees

 

You're welcome.

 

Other sources of info

 

http://www.ispreview.co.uk

 

http://www.thinkbroadband.com

 

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@Anonymous

Thank you.

I have  visited zen home ~ I can get superfast and fast broadband where I live. Fast Cost is ยฃ37.00 incl landline as you say not the cheapest with router 

I will also check out is preview and thinkbroadband for info.  

Thank you for taking the time to help

TallTrees