What’s the point of Gigabit broadband?

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A speed test result.

(This is a curmudgeonly post which is going to look ridiculously outdated in a few years.) My yearly contract with my ISP has just come to an end, so it was time to shop around for a better deal. They presented me with the following monthly options: Drop to 100Mbps for the same price I’m…

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Virgin Trialling 322Mpbs Broadband

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Earlier this week, I noticed that Virgin Media had upgraded my 152Mbps service to a whopping 322Mbps. Sadly, it was fairly short-lived – but here’s what I can tell you about it. Using my SamKnows monitoring box, I’m able to see regular snapshots of my broadband performance. My 152Mbps service is usually rock solid –…

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SamKnows Whitebox – Broadband Monitoring

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Do you ever sign up for something, forget about it, then get pleasantly surprised when a parcel turns up at your door? No? Just me? Last year, I noticed that the SamKnows website were looking for volunteers to take part in their European broadband survey. The product is the rather uninspiring named “Whitebox”. The SamKnows…

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