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 Post subject: BT Infinity
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After a long wait BT Infinity has arrived in our area :thumbright:

Yesterday on Standard BT internet I was getting 6mb download and less than 1mb upload.

Today after the BT engineer came I am getting 78mb download and 17mb upload :thumbright:

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I have to say that I'm incredibly happy with that speed :thumbright:

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Wow congratz you're getting some great speeds :thumbleft:

I have the same as you but I'm further from my nearest box unfortunately so don't get those nice speeds. You must be real close to yours :)



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Wow congratz you're getting some great speeds :thumbleft:

I have the same as you but I'm further from my nearest box unfortunately so don't get those nice speeds. You must be real close to yours :)


Yes, we are really lucky. There is a cabinet on a street which is only a couple of hundred yards away.

When I ordered the package I did not expect to get such good speeds :thumbright:

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Mega! Can't beat being close to the cab for the extra overhead. As more people come on, the sync speeds come down, so you'll stay near as dammit to where you are! I'll bet if you are that close, you're actually connecting at about 110 down and 30 up - just that your profile keeps you at 80/20.

Those that start around 80 end up dropping a chunk due to cross talk (until BT can finally sort out vectoring, which fixes it!).

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I'm about 600M from the cab, so my sync speed in 94/29 but my profile is 80/20 (like you).

Enjoy it, the upload is the big game changer - you wait till you upload your next video!!!!

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Hi,

Well done Chez; there will be no holding you now? :thumbleft:

Bron and I have been on cable for around 25 years currently owned by Virgin Media and our broadband speeds can be seen below. We watch lots of movies and music videos via YouTube on our TV with extremely little buffering. Our upload speed is a lot different to yours?

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i am on 0.8 and 13 which is more than enough for my uses :huray: :huray:

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I wanted faster uploads as I do more uploading than downloading.

The 6mb download was sufficient but the upload was painful, sometimes it took hours to upload videos.

I just uploaded a large video which is 1.2gb and it uploaded in about 20 minutes :huray: This would have taken at least 5-6 hours before the Infinity was installed.

It wasn't a video I planned but someone asked for it. I reckon it could be good for people with insomnia :lol:


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Hi,

Well done Chez; there will be no holding you now? :thumbleft:

Bron and I have been on cable for around 25 years currently owned by Virgin Media and our broadband speeds can be seen below. We watch lots of movies and music videos via YouTube on our TV with extremely little buffering. Our upload speed is a lot different to yours?

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I left Virgin because of their stupidly poor network in my area Colonel :salute:

I use my computer for work, phone, etc and I never managed to do a VOIP (Lync) call in 3 years that didn't bring the call quality down to "red" and make it horrible for everyone, so I always had to dial in with my work mobile.

Changed to Plusnet (using the same network/technology as above) and I've never looked back - it's been flawless for close to 2 year now and I LOVE it.

Trying to do anything here at night was futile, as you could tell the second everyone got home from work/school. They even upgraded me to the 152 package to try and help - but if it's oversubscribed, then 1000000000000000000mb wouldn't help!

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i can see that will be help full :huray: :huray:
the slowest thing i download is my talk talk log in and that takes 40 seconds :lol:

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I think I am having problems already :dunno:

The YouTube video that I embedded above is now just showing blank. I can't watch any videos here either http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/video/index.html :wtf:

I have just checked a few more videos embedded in the forum and they are also blank, I have tried three different browsers.

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That link above works, but the one a few posts up isn't there for me either......

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I've been thinking of upgrading to infinity as our main box (big green thing?)has been upgraded about 2-300 yards away. The cables coming from the pole in my bag garden are still the same so do they need upgraded or do they just remain?
We have brilliant 4g where I stay and wish I could just get a dongle that plugged in and used instead of having bt at all as we never use the house phone so the 16.99 rental is just a waste.


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That link above works, but the one a few posts up isn't there for me either......


Must have been a YouTube glitch as it is there for me again now :dunno:

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I've been thinking of upgrading to infinity as our main box (big green thing?)has been upgraded about 2-300 yards away. The cables coming from the pole in my bag garden are still the same so do they need upgraded or do they just remain?
We have brilliant 4g where I stay and wish I could just get a dongle that plugged in and used instead of having bt at all as we never use the house phone so the 16.99 rental is just a waste.


They only changed the BT socket on the inside of the property, so the cable from the house to the exchange (big green box) is copper, then it is fibre optic from there on.

I'm well impressed with it, especially as it's not much more expensive than normal broadband!

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I've been thinking of upgrading to infinity as our main box (big green thing?)has been upgraded about 2-300 yards away. The cables coming from the pole in my bag garden are still the same so do they need upgraded or do they just remain?
We have brilliant 4g where I stay and wish I could just get a dongle that plugged in and used instead of having bt at all as we never use the house phone so the 16.99 rental is just a waste.


Everything stays the same SJ, the only changes usually made are at the new green cabinet - they tie a pair between your line and the other green PCP (connection box). This enables the "infinity" or VDSL2 for your line.

You can get an idea of what best/worst case speed you might expect here: https://www.btwholesale.com/pages/stati ... cker.html#

Use the link and enter your telephone and submit.

Look at the top rows, FTTC A and B (impacted). A is when the line is pukka, B is if there are problems (like aluminum cables, etc). Will give you an idea of what to expect........

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