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  1. #11
    There's a {well known} phrase or saying "Speed Kills", and as an oldie who, once, was restricted to [dare I say it] "dial-up" & latterly "ADSL" speeds <--- now that is a misnomer.

    I even tuned in to Radio Teletype stations to get News updates around ~50 years ago on a "Home brewed" converter which was plugged in on a pirate Apple][+ (that shows my age!) whilst working as a mercenary in the Sultanate of Oman.

    Later in my loooong life:

    I got shot of "Spamvigator" many years ago - which was easy since i-Cable also supplied my blocks - and whilst it didn't claim to be as fast as Netvigator at, as I recall, around $250 per month I am NOW paying $88 a month for around 180 mbps down (occasionally) and 9.8mbps up.

    Pathetic one might say, but it suits my needs, and I could NEVER, EVER, need 1000 mbps in either direction. A fool & his/her money are easily parted

    I equate this crazy "need for speed" for the most part for boasting - just like those who MUST have a multi-thousand Dollar mechanical watch on their arms.

    Now, "Editor" and his/her clique, will this well reasoned message be zapped????

  2. #12
    Here's an extract that I noticed from "The Independent" newspaper in UK

    When should I choose fibre broadband?
    You should choose fibre broadband if you have multiple internet users at your house and want a fast, uninterrupted internet connection. If you have only a few users in your household and don’t do much streaming, then using standard internet may suffice. You won’t need superfast speeds if you only use the internet to browse and do a bit of shopping, so be sure to factor your usage in before splashing out.

    What do different fibre broadband speeds mean?
    When browsing fibre broadband deals, you may come across vague terms like “superfast” and “ultrafast” to describe the speeds on offer. Here’s a basic guide to fibre broadband jargon and what it refers to:

    Superfast Ultrafast Gigabit
    30+ Mbps 100-300 Mbps 1+ Gbps

    Only FTTP can provide gigabit speed. You’ll need to have an Ethernet cable plugged into the device to get the most out of it. A wireless connection will never be quite as fast but can still get you speeds of hundreds of megabits per second

    I rest my case - at least for now..

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