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When I moved to BT from Virgin Media I was looking for quality gaming and stability rather than bandwidth, so I went for the basic 50/10 Infinity package. I just opened this today and it seems like I'm eligible for a free upgrade to their 76Mb package. I've got a couple of questions for anyone more clued up than me.

 

1. My Smart Hub's current max data rates are 65/29Mb while I pay for a guaranteed 50/10 (I receive 52/10). How is this speed boost enabled? Do I need new firmware? Or will I never be able to receive 76Mb because 65Mb is the absolute maximum? I'm fairly sure my entering my postcode into their availability checker showed I could get Infinity 2 though.

 

2. Assuming I can get this boost, does that include the higher upload bandwidth of up to 18Mb too? I'm not too bothered about download - although I'd be grateful for any freebie of course - but the upload boost could really come in handy.

 

Any knowledge you could share with me would be greatly appreciated, cheers :)

 

Edit: I just checked their checker and I am indeed eligible for up to 76Mb. Does this mean the 65/29Mb caps apply only to my 52/10Mb package, or can this be increased to accommodate Infinity 2 as I'm currently on Infinity 1?

 

I actually just received my first firmware update for a long time, but my max data rates haven't changed. I'm a bit stumped lol

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Yeah their checker says I can get 65-80 down based on my location and landline. The GUI says max rates are as above but the current sync speed is still 55/10.

 

Shame it's just 65Mb tops for my area but the upload boost is nice. Any idea how long it takes to kick in?

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Yeah their checker says I can get 65-80 down based on my location and landline. The GUI says max rates are as above but the current sync speed is still 55/10.

 

Shame it's just 65Mb tops for my area but the upload boost is nice. Any idea how long it takes to kick in?

 

They are rolling out the boost between Sept and mid Nov so don't worry that you haven't got it yet. I haven't got mine yet neither.

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Interesting stuff Zen. Would that be classed as full FTTH?

 

I've been stalking Hyperoptic's website as they offer cheap 100/100Mb and 1/1Gb FTTH but they don't provide services to my town yet :( I'm not sure if it'd be much of an upgrade over the 6ms I get to London already but I'd imagine stability is second to none.

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Interesting stuff Zen. Would that be classed as full FTTH?

 

I've been stalking Hyperoptic's website as they offer cheap 100/100Mb and 1/1Gb FTTH but they don't provide services to my town yet :( I'm not sure if it'd be much of an upgrade over the 6ms I get to London already but I'd imagine stability is second to none.

 

Bet its really expensive though.

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Bet its really expensive though.

100 up and down is £29 a month for the first year, £38 a month thereafter but it's only a 12 month contract. I've been paying £38.49 a month for 50/10 after they gave me a £2 price hike lol. Funny enough after renewing my contract with them the price has dropped back down to £36 LOL

 

Gigabit up and down is £49 a month. They even offer no contract plans, a bit like getting a goodybag from Giffgaff or something. You can pay a little more for one month rolling plans.

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Nice, how much are you paying a month if you do not mind me asking N3CR0?

 

Not a clue. I'm not the bill payer :D

 

At a guess, I think its around the £35 mark, could be totally wrong though. I remember it was around £90 on Virgin, thats why we changed ISP.

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Got my speed boost last night. 76 down / 18 up :D

You lucky bugger, the very day after I mention it LOL

 

I wonder how this will affect Infinity 2 customers. I hope they get lower bills to match assuming Infinity 2 doesn't become something different altogether :/

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You lucky bugger, the very day after I mention it LOL

 

I wonder how this will affect Infinity 2 customers. I hope they get lower bills to match assuming Infinity 2 doesn't become something different altogether :/

 

Just been watching your YT vids. Whats ya k/d? Mines 2.2 and I'm barely half the player you are. I wish I could play like that! I just don't have the reactions and aim.

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How old are you N3CR0? Reactions arnt the same as you get older

 

 

35. Yeah, I know but funnily enough I'm a better CoD player now than I ever have been. Never had a 2 k/d in any CoD game before. Highest was BOps3 which was only 1.6.

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