After last month’s aborted installation of my broadband upgrade from BT, due to “a routing issue”, today is the day when Tynan Close gets its first superfast broadband customer, - that’s me!
Finally, after most of us round here suffering for what feels like forever, with crappy internet speeds (1.5 Mb/s on a good day), this household is getting ‘proper’ broadband. Step forward BT Infinity 2! This is their latest fibre-to-the cabinet offering and will give us a trouser-scorching 76 Mb/s download and 19 Mb/s upload speeds - the fastest currently on offer from them.
Over the past few years, not content with such slow speeds, we’ve using a Broadband-by-satellite solution from Europasat and Tooway - a great bit of kit, but compared to ‘normal’ broadband, it’s expensive at almost £50 per month - and although it’s uncapped overnight, it’s capped at 30Gb/month during the day.
Still, at least I’ve been getting 16 Mb/s down and 6 up, where most of our neighbours with ‘traditional’ broadband couldn’t even run iPlayer! Another bonus is that Infinity 2 is unlimited, so no more iPlayer downloads at silly-o’clock!
Apparently, it takes a few days for the speed to settle down, whilst the Hub synchronises with the exchange. More tests to follow!