HKBN FiberHome1000 vs. BB100

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  1. #1

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    HKBN FiberHome1000 vs. BB100

    I've been a very happy HKBN customer since January this year with BB100 (with a very good performance), so I agreed to the FiberHome1000 upgrade as I'm downloading a lot from Apple's & Google's servers in HK... But I'm a bit disappointed by the value.

    With BB100, I consistently got 11/12 MBytes/s while downloading from Apple's servers. With FH1000, it's still 11/12 with peaks at 14/15 MBytes/s tops.

    Using SpeedTest (in HK), BB100 was 80-90 Mbps during the day, and now it's 90-95 Mbps.

    I'm disappointed because it seems while paying twice the price, the speed bump is barely noticeable...

    (I'm using an Airport Extreme with Gigabit enabled on all ports)


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    Ok, got my answer... My Airport Extreme is the bottleneck here. I plugged the ONT directly to my iMac and I get peaks of 80-90 Mbytes from Apple.. Not bad, but HKBN should explain that routers are the weak link!


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    HKBN by far is the worst ISP in HK for overseas. They recently upgraded me to 1000 for free because I took my case to the consumer council and stopped them from advertising in our apartment complex. I see no bandwith difference between 100 or 1000 for overseas while local is about the same.

    Their CS is also horrible when you have a problem and they often claim that their service is not really for foreigners and mainly for Chinese ...and that only foreigners complain.

    Last edited by JaredHK; 18-06-2010 at 05:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaredHK
    HKBN by far is the worst ISP in HK for overseas. They recently upgraded me to 1000 for free because I took my case to the consumer council and stopped them from advertising in our apartment complex. I see no bandwith difference between 100 or 1000 for overseas while local is about the same.
    I have to disagree... I get very good overseas speeds (2 to 2.3 Mbytes/s for NZB downloads, for instance).
    There won't be any difference between FH1000 and BB100 in terms of overseas throughput, they're both capped at 20 Mbps. But I don't care so much about overseas speed anyway (well, to some extent): what matters is the speed you get to local datacenters, and any major IT company has one in HK (Google, Vimeo, Apple, etc.).

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    Bumping old thread.

    Does anyone else have an opinion on this? Just wondering whether to get 100 or 1000 - I use it mainly for Skype and overseas streaming. Not sure if it's worth the extra HK100 per month.