ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
VDE 0100 to introduce AFCIs
by LongRunner. 01/17/18 10:32 AM
Fujifilm Recalls Power Adapter Wall Plugs
by Admin. 01/16/18 07:04 PM
Air Compressor feeder conductor sizing
by Potseal. 01/15/18 09:08 PM
Under carpet cable?
by HotLine1. 01/15/18 09:57 AM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
SE cable question
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 21 guests, and 11 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Broadband #142079
12/06/04 07:40 PM
12/06/04 07:40 PM
uksparky  Offline OP
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 200
I know this, technically, belongs in the IT area, but it's specifically aimed at the UK.

Do any of my Brit colleagues have broadband? If so, is it worth it? What have you had to do to get/use it?

I am considering having it in for Xmas - BT say it's now possible here. But I am not totally convinced....

"Foreigners" please feel free to comment too!! [Linked Image]

If hindsight were foresight, we'd all be millionaires!
Test Equipment:
Large Selection of Test Equipment For Electrical, HVAC, Test & Measurement
Large Selection of Test Equipment For Electrical, HVAC, Test & Measurement
Re: Broadband #142080
12/06/04 08:35 PM
12/06/04 08:35 PM
Hutch  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 381
South Oxfordshire, UK

I'm on cable broadband in Denver and could not think about going back to dial-up. It is a different world. Normally I get in excess of 1.5 Mbps and sometimes > 3.2 Mbps.

My advice - if you can get it - go for it!

Merry Christmas! [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Hutch (edited 12-06-2004).]

Re: Broadband #142081
12/07/04 01:44 PM
12/07/04 01:44 PM
marcspages  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 48
London, UK

I got broadband for Christmas last year and it has been Christmas all year this year! I too went for BT and have had excellent service (the system has not been down once - or that I know of at least). Being a fault analysis consultant, I get sent rather large databases of power quality recordings without being asked if I can take a 10MB file by email - but am I worried now? Nope! Until then, I must admit I would want to throttle the sender as it made dial-up rather expensive and tedious.

I concur with Hutch, you'll never look back. Have a Very Blessed Christmas.


Re: Broadband #142082
12/07/04 05:37 PM
12/07/04 05:37 PM
aland  Offline
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 186
United Kingdom
UK, I have cable Broadband (Telewest) would never consider anything else. Service is great. Even has an added virus/security wall. Have received quite a few edited e-mails that have been checked and quarantined prior to reciept. That alone has been a worthy reason to subscribe. Good luck and enjoy. Alan

Re: Broadband #142083
12/19/04 06:28 PM
12/19/04 06:28 PM
SimonUK  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 50
Ayrshire, Scotland, UK.
I'm on AOL platinum. Up to 1.1Mb download speed and costs me £29.99 a month. They also have a gold and silver service which are 512K and 250K respectively, I think the silver is only £10 or £15 a month. I only use the AOL dialer to log on then use my normal browser and email.

No problems yet. Couldn't imagine going back to dial up.


Re: Broadband #142084
12/24/04 02:33 PM
12/24/04 02:33 PM
lyledunn  Offline
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 159
Just got BT Broadband up and running. After a few very irritating start-up problems, my inital reaction is wow!! Hopefully the speed of connection and download will enhance my continued enjoyment of superb sites like this!


lyle dunn
Re: Broadband #142085
12/25/04 06:16 PM
12/25/04 06:16 PM
djk  Offline
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,237

Once you get it there's no going back! You should try adding WiFi! --- broadband access from anywhere in the house ... surf the web on a deck chair in the garden if you like [Linked Image]

Re: Broadband #142086
12/26/04 03:14 PM
12/26/04 03:14 PM
Texas_Ranger  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,407
Vienna, Austria
Few weeks ago our cable broadband went down and I had to go back to 56k dial-up... yuck! It's a different world! The phone cord that ran across the hallway at ankle height was a really nice extra... my brother managed to run into it and rip the phone socket off the wall.

Re: Broadband #142087
12/26/04 08:08 PM
12/26/04 08:08 PM
:andy:  Offline
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 289
Why are your broadband connections that fast?

We again are behind...

Our standard is 1024 kbps down and 128 up.

Which makes 120 KB/sec down and incredible 16 up.

Upstream is always that slow here.

Re: Broadband #142088
12/27/04 02:30 AM
12/27/04 02:30 AM
C-H  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,497
Stockholm, Sweden
Andy, the ADSL is assymetric by nature. Other types of broadband connections may offer higher upstream rates. I think broadband over the cable-TV-network has technically always been a 10 mbps (downstream) link. The companies have limited the bandwith for various reasons. The ADSL is slower, typically 256 kbps to 8 Mbps. Upstreams is of course much slower. For experimental purposes, half a dozen homes will have 1 Gbps via fiber soon... Not even the geekiest of geeks have figured out what to do with all that bandwidth. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by C-H (edited 12-27-2004).]

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3


2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman


Member Spotlight
Posts: 70
Joined: June 2012
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
sparky 23
Admin 20
Potseal 13
Popular Topics(Views)
243,525 Are you busy
180,324 Re: Forum
170,817 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.032s Queries: 15 (0.004s) Memory: 1.0247 MB (Peak: 1.2005 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-01-17 17:53:12 UTC