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j4 From: j4 Date: June 30th, 2007 10:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Theoretically we're on 8Mbps with Eclipse (and we're only paying £15 a month) though they won't tell us how many people we're sharing that with[*]. Less worried about the capping -- I want fast rather than beefy. (Blimey.)

I did the speedtest thing at www.thinkbroadband.com (adslguide as was) and they claim we're currently getting 2Mbps. :-/ But Eclipse have just told us that they're doing hardware upgrades throughout June and July which is why the pipes are getting clogged. *sigh* I wanted internets this summer!

[*] "Eclipse has introduced a new structure of broadband packages based on performance. We prioritise traffic to ensure you get a great customer experience when surfing the Internet and when sending and retrieving emails, on a 24 hour basis.

This is very different to the old ‘contention ratio’ method, which is no longer used by the industry for 8Mbps services. Therefore, we are unable to give a specific ratio figure as this will vary from minute to minute depending on the number of people using our network."

From: hsenag Date: July 1st, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
We have exactly the same service as that, and I find the modem disconnects fairly frequently (varying from every few days to several times a day), but I suspect that's because I'm using old ADSL hardware. I've observed slowness sometimes, but never anything that made the Internet unusable - and it seems fairly reasonable given we chose the lowest of the four options. I don't know if anything went badly wrong over this weekend in particular as I was away.
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