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Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

southerner
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Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

Maybe an odd question but I wonder if such a thing might exist? Just curious to get a good idea of what the experience is like before I buy. It wouldn't cost me all that much more to upgrade but I'm mindful of being locked into an 18 month contract.
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Re: Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

I don't think there is one as everyone will have a slightly different experience. It looks like your estimates are at the top end of the range, so you should get close to the best speeds.
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southerner
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Re: Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

:-) Too bad I can't RDP or xterm to a machine with it on to test drive it.
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Re: Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

Even if you did you'd still be limited by your connection that you'd established the remote session from Wink
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Re: Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

I asked a similar question a few months ago, i.e. would an upgrade to Fibre be worth it for someone who is the sole user of a connection which is used mainly for web surfing?
The answer was that I would see little benefit from the upgrade - if I lived in a multiple-user household, each with different kinds of internet activities, or was a regular downloader of large files then the answer would almost certainly have been different.
(At the moment, local FTTC provision keeps getting put back further and further every time I look at it, so it's not really an issue at the moment!  Roll eyes)
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Re: Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

I had fibre for a while but I'm now on an 8Mb ADSL2+ connection, browsing and streaming are still fine for me, the main time I notice the slower speed is when I'm downloading a new game, instead of taking minutes it can take hours (or in some cases overnight for 50GB+ games).
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southerner
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Re: Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

So putting fibre in wouldn't make all web pages appear pretty much instantly giving a 'smooth as butter' surfing experience which I read some place?
I'm not a downloader. Just hit lots of websites in what I'm doing and so it's annoying when some take a while to load. I do use Netflix and Amazon streaming on my BD player but even if I had 25mb ds over fibre for Netflix's 4k service I'd need a new TV to view that anyway :-)
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Re: Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

What are your current speeds?
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Re: Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

The reasons I would like fibre, are mainly for the upload speed....... 888kbps adsl2+ doesn't quite catch it if you want to stream on Twitch, etc
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Re: Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

I get just over 18Mb down and just over 1Mb up.
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Re: Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

Very very good point, I'd forgotten that I can no longer stream to Twitch.tv Sad
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Re: Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

I personally have not noticed much difference between ADSL and fibre for web browsing, whereas for streaming it is a massive improvement.
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Re: Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

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I get just over 18Mb down and just over 1Mb up.

Save your pennies, and try a different browser or investigate why yours seems to be lagging (my connection is around 8Mbps and browsing most sites is usually almost instant.)
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Re: Fibre Web Page Surfing Simulator

With Be Unlimited, I had an upload of 1.3 (I understand they used their own dslam's etc)... a bit better, not enough to stream on hd (was only streaming audio via shoutcast back then)