[Gllug] BE Broadband (was Off Topic: Backup ISP)
damion at trap.me.uk
Sun Mar 27 22:01:25 UTC 2011
On Sun, 27 Mar 2011, John Edwards wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 08:01:11PM +0100, Mick Farmer wrote:
> > One thing puzzles me though. Our current ISP, Plusnet, say that 6
> > MBps is the best our line will support. BE say that we should
> > expect 11 MBps.
> I would guess that Plus is using ADSL Max ("up to 8 Mbit/s") and the
> Be is using ADSL 2+ ("up to 20 Mbit/s").
> ADSL 2+ can get a bit more speed on the same bit of copper, but I
> would be surprised at 11Mbit/s as that is almost double.
My ISP (Bogons) used something like Entanet? Which I think is what all
BT reseller providers went over. However they were soon glad to have
the chance to resell Be's offering when Be started to permit that a year
or two ago.
I had 7Mb/s (900 or so kb/s up) on ADSL Max, but ADSL2+ got that up to
14Mb/s (2.2 up!). Your figures line up with my experience. I was
really skeptical that I'd see a difference but sure enough I had a more
than double speed increase.
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