[GLLUG] ISP - How slow is usefull?
j.roberts at stabilys.com
Tue Apr 11 11:41:57 UTC 2017
If an answer includes the letters 'BT' then there is something wrong
with the question.
Just about *anything* is better than services from BT. No doubt some
customers are happy, they are not amongst our customer set though. They
also supply a hideous router that is 'for support reasons' backdoored.
2 Mbps is enough for HD audio:
"Radio 3 HD Sound uses the AAC-LC codec at 320kbs"
It won't work well if anything else is using bandwidth at the same time.
Youtube is doubtful @ 2Mbps I'd say.
I get by with 2Mbps for everything in Spain, but that's in deep
countryside over WiMax with no other option and it's symmetrical which
helps a lot and there is VERY limited contention :)
I have to be disciplined and not start doing anything else at the same time!
So it would do -- probably.
Would you enjoy it? Hmm.
If you must use that service, use another provider.
Various resell BT infra and actually care about customers. We use Entanet.
On 10/04/17 17:17, John Southall via GLLUG 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.
> 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?
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