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News Ofcom to regulate BT Wholesale broadband pricing

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 15 Jan 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    What's all this "superfast" nonsense?
     
  3. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    2017! pff
     
  4. chrismarkham1982

    chrismarkham1982 Well-Known Member

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    Promote Competition? I moved to Virgin and got much faster and more stable broadband for less....
     
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  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Lucky you: 52% of the country is outside Virgin's cable coverage area.
     
  6. Dogbert666

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    Ehh, not that lucky. My Virgin broadband sucks ass.
     
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    Virgin works fine (mostly), right until your neighbours sign up too.
     
  8. chrismarkham1982

    chrismarkham1982 Well-Known Member

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    I use an Asus wifi AC router with my superhub 2 in modem mode to get around that problem, sitting in the living room I can get 152mb download speed through my Asus Ultrabook.
    Virgin's Superhubs are generally absolutely crap.
     
  9. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

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    I think you're both onto something there. Have a feeling most people in my block of flats have it, and you're right that the router is certainly garbage. My housemate and I are both wired in via Ethernet, yet if he's playing LoL and I simply turn on and login to my computer, thus opening up a few connections to Dropbox etc., his ping goes up to over 1,000....
     
  10. SexyHyde

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    I thought BT was split in two (BT Openreach/wholesale and BT) so this couldn't happen.

    On the Virgin Media front, their broadband is amazeballz on the speed front. The "Super"Hub v1 & v2 really could do with a class action lawsuit, in no way is it even close to being super, it's far off being decent. I have mine in modem mode to get around it's terribleness and use an ASUS router. I still have problems every now and again, but thats because the "Super"Hub has decided to come out of modem mode. It's night and day compared to the experience I had with TalkTalks free routers.
     
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    The biggest problem I had with the Superhub was its range and the fact it liked to reset it self everytime I started a stream via torrent or a 1080p plex stream.
     
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    I live 10 miles from the very centre of edinburgh and i get 2mbit bt, no virgin.
    playing online gets ugly even when the missus checks her email :(
     
  13. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Currently with Virgin and it's not bad, but had plenty of problems in the past, even when using a better router. Over saturation seems to be a bit of a problem with them from what I've heard.
     

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