Wireless broadband in UK rural areas...?

Bit off topic as usual, just wondering if anyone is using wireless broadband and what they think of it?

These guys offer a lot of packages and it sounds tempting.

Recently, sitting outside a friends house in his drive, I managed to download the Mavericks install file 5.33Gb in under 20 mins. I can only dream of such luxury.


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Being unfamiliar with what’s available in the UK I’m curious, what’s your current connection?

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Just a basic British Telecom copper wire, the absolute minimum Todd.


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I’ve setup a friend in rural Oxfordshire with satellite broadband, it’s
more expensive than copper from BT, but because he’s about 5km from the
exchange he was only getting about 512k, he now gets around 8Mb, but
before when his lad got on youtube he could do almost nothing! So he
says worth the extra cost.

Peter

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Just a basic British Telecom copper wire, the absolute minimum Todd.


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Best wishes Peter

Peter Tucker . Oxford, UK . email@hidden


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Yeah, thanks Peter. I get a typical 256k upload and 1Mb download if I’m very lucky. It’s usually only major players like Adobe, Apple, Quark etc that a download comes in at anywhere near 1Mb second. Can’t watch iPlayer on’t telly for example without regular pauses. It doesn’t look as if these guys cover my area anyway :frowning:


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These are the guys I used:

 http://avonlinebroadband.com

P

Kryten wrote:

Yeah, thanks Peter. I get a typical 256k upload and 1Mb download if I’m very lucky. It’s usually only major players like Adobe, Apple, Quark etc that a download comes in at anywhere near 1Mb second. Can’t watch iPlayer on’t telly for example without regular pauses. It doesn’t look as if these guys cover my area anyway :frowning:


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Peter Tucker . Oxford, UK . email@hidden


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Thanks Peter, I’ll definitely be checking that out. Run out of patience with BT and OpenReach I’m afraid.


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Oh wow … the differences …

It’s about 120Mb downstream and 12Mb upstream here


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Yes, thank you Richard. I feel a whole lot better knowing you’re enjoying speeds like that… :-/


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I just can’t believe other ISP’s don’t serve that kind of speeds this day and age?


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AFAICR no ISP offer speeds like that in the UK.

The best you get is up to 152[152]mb down on Cable, up to 24[17]MB standard BT copper and up to 152[38]MB on BT fibre, numbers in [brackets] speed offered at my location OX4 4HT
Peter Tucker, Oxford UK, but mobile somewhere iP3

On 30 May 2015, at 21:27, Richard van Heukelum email@hidden wrote:

I just can’t believe other ISP’s don’t serve that kind of speeds this day and age?


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I just can’t believe other ISP’s don’t serve that kind of speeds this day and age?

I am close to you Richard but on Cable at 100Mb down and 10Mb up

David


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It’s just rural areas that don’t get those speeds. Inner cities are more like yours.

Joe

On 30 May 2015, at 21:27, Richard van Heukelum email@hidden wrote:

I just can’t believe other ISP’s don’t serve that kind of speeds this day and age?


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