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QOTW: How fast is your broadband?

by Parm Mann on 3 July 2020, 16:31

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The importance of a capable broadband connection has been brought into sharper focus. A lot of us have spent time confined to our homes in recent months, and whether you're keeping yourself occupied through work or play, high-speed Internet access has proven to be a necessity for most.

It has been a couple of years since we last visited the subject, but seeing as at is more relevant than ever before, let's see if your connection is up to scratch in mid-2020 by asking: how fast is your broadband?

We'd recommend using either Fast.com or Speedtest.net to check your bandwidth, and when you report your results, let us know if you think your connection is fast enough for your usage habits.



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200Mbps, peaking at 220Mbps, and yes, probably more than sufficient
Up until wednesday, I had nothing (for a month).

Now though, this is the latest test result. Upload fluctuates but is generally 80-110.

Definitely enough for me ;) BT FTTP 900 package.

After some problems with Virgin they offered me the 1gig on offer , wired connections are around 947Mbps down and 50Mbps up / Wireless is 550Mbps down and 50Mbps up. Not found many things to max this but the additional bandwidth across other devices has been good.
I pay for Virgin 200Mbps and I get a smidge over (I remember reading they provision a little extra to account for Tivo boxes) so that seems about right.

Personally, apart from the rubbish customer services I've never had a problem with Virgin. In the 7 years I've been paying them money I've only had a couple days total downtime. I think I'm in the minority in that regard though.
I have 8Mbps down and <1Mbps up. This is the fastest available to me :rockon: