There have been lots of posts on this forum about broadband speed. As you know most of BT’s exchanges have been MAXED and lots of us have now got or will shortly be getting up to 8meg broadband.
I for one have opted in and I’m being upgraded on 25th. To be honest I’m really looking forward to it and I’m almost ticking off the days on the calendar. But why I don’t know. What’s 8meg going to give me that 2meg doesn’t? OK apart from the obvious “speed increase” will it make a great deal of difference to my overall internet experience? Oddly enough I’ve started looking at thinks like Noise Margin and Line Attenuation and I’ve even bought a new Voyager 240 modem to replace my old Speedtouch USB.
So for those of you who have already been lucky enough to have been upgraded what differences have you noticed? Is the 25th going to be a big disappointment for me? I really hope not.
I occasionally use an 8Mb connection on a leased line and it makes no difference whatsoever when browsing. Downloads/uploads are quicker but no so much that I would be shouting it from the roof tops. I certainly would not pay any extra if it were more than my home 2 mb connection. A lot of smoke and mirrors methinks.