[GLLUG] ISP - How slow is usefull?

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Mon Apr 10 16:29:35 UTC 2017

On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 05:17:11PM +0100, Greater London Linux UUG wrote:
> To save money I am considering changing from Virgin fibre to
> broadband. The BT speed estimate is a maximum of 2 to 6.5 Mbs and a
> guaranteed minimum of 1Mbs.

Quote this at them (Sept 2015):

"Firstly, that BT stands ready to deliver minimum broadband speeds of 5-10Mbps
to everyone in the UK."


Yes, yes, yes - I know that I should not take such people at their word :-(

> I don't stream films, but I do enjoy Youtube and BBC Radio, will
> they be bearable at 2Mbs or less? I could download another Linux
> LTS, I suppose.
> I suspect that broadband will be a false economy, should I look
> elsewhere for savings?

Alain Williams
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