my broadband sucks what speed should i get?

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  1. gov78
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    gov78 Ha made you Look

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    right now im using s*** ass 512kbs broadband and i was wondering what speed i should get.


    1)good surfing speeds
    2)able to downoad cd/dvd isos at decent speeds
    3)good connection

    could you suggest some companies (in the UK) that could give me a good connectiong a decent price thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Bowser128

    Bowser128 King Koopa

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    If you have Sky you can get 16Mbps unlimited for £10, which is the best deal I've come across for mah internetz.
     
  3. Darkforce

    Darkforce DERP!

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    Your maxium connection speed is determined by the speed of and distance from your local exchange, if you live in a rural area for example you may only be able to get a 2 meg connection but if you live in a major city you could get a 24 meg connection.

    Most ips have a line check where you can type in your phone number and/or post code to give you an idea of what speeds your line is capable of.

    Personally I'd check out:
    bethere.co.uk
    pipex.co.uk
    bt.com/broadband
    virginmedia.com (aka ntl)
     
  4. gov78
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    gov78 Ha made you Look

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    k i found the one im going with thats virgin media they rock!
     
  5. lookout

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    Skybroadband good package deal / poor connection.
    bt.com/broadband =support good / connection $uck.
    pipex.co.uk = ok company / limit downloads.
    bethere.co.uk = ADSL2 24mb excellent / contract poor.
    virginmedia.com = cable line the best / price tag high.
    ukonline.co.uk = price tag goods in some area / support $uck.
     
  6. lookout

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    Go for cable line! better then ADSL....
     
  7. shaunj66

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    We've got Virgin Media 10Mb at home and can pull a constant 1200KB/s off Giganews. Great service. Never had any problem with it. [​IMG]

    No speed caps, no throttling, no bandwidth limits...

    It is £35 a month though [​IMG]

    I heard in June 10Mb customers are being upgraded for free to 20Mb!
     
  8. gov78
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    im probably gunna have to go with ukonline.co.uk since it so cheap and my parents dont wanna spend so much money ([​IMG]) il make it look more expesive with all the router and connection fees [​IMG] still hoping that i get virginmedia broad band