Plusnet will offer 8MB for 14-99 in april

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by none, Feb 16, 2005.

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    none Guest

    PlusNet to trial BT's 8Mb broadband
    By Tim Richardson
    Published Wednesday 16th February 2005 17:08 GMT

    Sheffield-based PlusNet has confirmed that from April it will be
    trialling broadband DSL at speeds up to 8Mb as part of a wider pilot
    scheme announced by BT Wholesale two weeks ago.

    The UK's former telecoms monopoly has already announced plans to
    deliver higher speeds for its wholesale ADSL products to meet what it
    described as "increasing demand for more bandwidth-hungry applications
    such as video".

    Trials for the increased va-va-voom - which should support line speeds
    up to 8Mb "dependant on line characteristics" - are scheduled to begin
    in April ahead of a national roll-out beginning in the autumn.

    PlusNet - which already works closely with BT following an agreement
    inked in December - is planning to offer free speed upgrades and a
    brand new product range.

    "From April, all PlusNet customers will be able to take advantage of
    the increased speeds as they become available," said the ISP in a
    statement.

    "Existing PlusNet customers will be able to upgrade free of charge to
    the maximum available DSL speed. The changes enable the ISP to
    determine its customers' actual speed setting, instead of this being
    set at BT's local exchange."
    this will be subject to availability and usage conditions. ®
     
    none, Feb 16, 2005
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    jonny Guest

    Hmmm great, now PN customers can hit their cap quicker than ever.
     
    jonny, Feb 16, 2005
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    mo Guest

    what difference does it make? you still download the same amount..

    i come home to 1mb and downlaod 24 - it takes about 50mins - i come home and
    download 24 on 8mb and it downloads....err 8x quicker...
     
    mo, Feb 16, 2005
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    James Mourby Guest

    You really think you're going to hit 8Mb on bittorrant or similar? :p
     
    James Mourby, Feb 16, 2005
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  5. Of course you can. The whole point of bittorrent it that you can be
    receiving data for many downloads at the same time from many different
    remote clients.

    You can fill a 2Mbps pipe with bittorrent downloads, 8Mbps will be no
    different.
     
    Andrew Norman, Feb 16, 2005
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    kim Guest

    I'm having difficulty filling a 512K pipe with bittorrent at the moment. I'm
    getting 3KB down while my upload is running at the maximum 20KB I allow it
    to before problems set in.

    (kim)
     
    kim, Feb 17, 2005
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  7. You might be filling your upstream bandwidth and thus killing your
    downstream bandwidth as well ?

    Are you firewalled, it works much quicker if the appropriate ports are
    open.

    When it comes down to it it will only be as fast as the other people
    uploading to you. If the torrents you are downloading don't have much
    spare bandwidth available then you won't see fast downloads.
     
    Andrew Norman, Feb 17, 2005
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    N/A Guest

    Try lowering your maximum upload speed because your torrent client needs to
    send a response to each packet received and if the upload bandwidth is full
    of stuff you're sending out then it delays the response and therefore delays
    the speed of incoming downloads.
    I have BitComet max upload set to 20kb on a 1 meg line.
     
    N/A, Feb 17, 2005
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  9. It all depends on what the "uploaders" are pushing back at you.

    I am a member of a few closed torrent groups and members from some parts of
    the world have a 10meg up and down connection.
    These members for obvious reasons are seeders and only members with an
    upload of above 1meg are ever considered as seeders.
    Because the groups are closed and only open to you if you get invited and
    you also have to keep your ratio above 1:1 you are able to download at
    whatever maximum speed your connection allows over 90% of the time.

    I am guessing that you are not downloading from a closed group with the
    above provisions and are just downloading from links from one of the many
    torrent links sites. If this is the case then you may well find that your
    speeds are more often that not on the slow side.
     
    Pete M Williams, Feb 17, 2005
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    Dutch Guest

    Exactly! What fucking gash we get!

    It's like... after 1mb, your comp accesses web-pages in the *same fucking
    amount of time* - as it takes so many milliseconds to display the data,
    etc...

    A cap is pointless for 8mb. If it was 100gig a month, or even 30 gig as
    month, that'd be 1 gig a day, which would be piss easy to reach on an 8mb
    line
     
    Dutch, Feb 18, 2005
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    kim Guest

    I'm using Netlimiter to limit my uploads to 20KB which is the optimum for my
    connection.
    Never had a problem with Firewalls. Depending on the particular file and
    time of day my bittorrent downloads can fluctuate between 1KB and 55KB. That
    is why I'm unconvinced that upgrading to a faster connection will give me
    any faster downloads.
    My chief complaint here is that gigantic files are often newly seeded by
    people who obviously have hardly any bandwidth to spare but I suppose that
    is better than them not being seeded at all.

    (kim)
     
    kim, Feb 18, 2005
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    kim Guest

    That works perfectly for some files but not at all for others.

    (kim)
     
    kim, Feb 18, 2005
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