beyond adsl for ordinary joe (?)

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by tg, Apr 18, 2010.

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    tg Guest

    the hunger for faster broadband is really getting to me as of late, and I
    figured the only way to get this is to look beyond the shackles of bt-line
    adsl. I'm with zen currently who are tops but they can only give me what the
    bt line will withstand, which is around 4mb/sec. I get good service from zen
    but their hands are tied too.
    I'm aware that costs for faster broadband may rise considerably but if those
    costs are mostly just for installation/setup I might be willing to shell
    out. Four figures if necessary. A visit to sam knows confirms what I
    suspected - that I'm currently getting the best I can get on an adsl line so
    if anyone can throw light or give advice about what might be available
    beyond adsl I'd be grateful. I can't get virgin 50Mb cable in my area
    I have a wlan grid dish and good equipment for wireless (all cisco) so I'm
    not frightened of that avenue.
    tg, Apr 18, 2010
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    Bob Eager Guest

    Note carefully that a unit is worth a LOT more in the evenings and at
    Bob Eager, Apr 18, 2010
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    Rodney Pont Guest

    Have a look at for ethernet, up to 10gig.
    Installation is likely to be 4 figures, possibly 5 depending on where
    you are but the quick quote doesn't commit you to anything. Is fibre to
    the cabinet likely to reach your area soon?
    Rodney Pont, Apr 18, 2010
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    Graham. Guest

    I think BE are doing bonded ADSL, not sure if they will bond more than two
    lines though. Other suppliers do this also.

    I'm intrigued as to what normally is at the other end of that big wifi link,
    you wouldn't have bought that kit with something in mind,
    (unless they have enabled now WPA) (I'm joking of course)

    Of course if you know someone within range with a fast enough Internet
    it might be worth doing some tests.

    I'm fortunate to obtain ADSL2+ syncing at 20,494/1,295 kbs, and there is no
    NTL in this street, but it occurred to me that if I had poor ADSL speeds,
    the nearest houses with NTL are only a couple of parallel streets away.
    Graham., Apr 18, 2010
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    tg Guest

    looks good but unavailable in my area. After visiting bt's website I
    couldn't even get a forecast as to if/when it would be available. I've
    written to zen to see if they know anything at all about it and my area.
    tg, Apr 18, 2010
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    tg Guest

    fttc doesn't look as if it will coming anywhere near me for the forseeable
    future unfortunately.
    tg, Apr 18, 2010
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    tg Guest

    Of course if you know someone within range with a fast enough Internet
    now you've got me thinking...I could mount the dish high on a rotor and
    physically search for what might be a corporate-level connect....
    tg, Apr 18, 2010
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    Bob Eager Guest

    What's the point? BT will still be (not) laying it...
    Bob Eager, Apr 18, 2010

  9. i could have 1 gig full duplex for 19 thousand a month - where do i sign up?


    that fly...... is your magic wand....
    you fight better when you have a bear!
    The dog from that film you saw, Apr 18, 2010
  10. leased line. about 5-10k a year for 10Mbps symmetrical.

    Or bond several phone lines.
    The Natural Philosopher, Apr 19, 2010
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    Chris Davies Guest

    Have you considered a bonded connection? ISTR that A&A offer this service

    Chris Davies, Apr 19, 2010
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    alexd Guest

    BTnet Premium is free install for certain speeds if you commit to a few
    years. "free install" doesn't include excess construction charges,
    however. Not sure how seriously they take enquiries from domestic punters.
    alexd, Apr 19, 2010
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