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Postby Pip » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:00 pm

Well, congestion on my internet supply segment has reared it's ugly head again!

Hopefully when the kids go back to school things will change but I'm not holding my breath, it's happened so many times.

I know the headend I'm connected to is due new upgraded equipment in the next couple of months so that's why they're possibly leaving it for now. The only bonus from it is my monthly rental has been cut in half until then.

I'm supposed to be on a 50/5 Mbps connection, this is what I'm getting today.


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Over the weekend I couldn't even run the test let alone use the connection!

The upgrade can't come soon enough.


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Re: Woe is me

Postby ctaulbee » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:56 pm

Well that sucks :sorry
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Postby Pip » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:45 pm

ctaulbee wrote:Well that sucks :sorry


Tell me about it! :?
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Postby VincentLupo » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:29 pm

Ouch!
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Re: Woe is me

Postby stardragon9 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:35 pm

That sucks! :demon :-( :confused
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Here's mine
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Re: Woe is me

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Postby ctaulbee » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:59 am

Wow buddy that is horrible :Scared

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Re: Woe is me

Postby stampe » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:52 pm

yikes, that's annoying :/
hope it gets fixed soon!

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Re: Woe is me

Postby Pip » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:40 pm

At last I'm now seeing an improvement since the kids returned to school. Not what I should be getting but at least I can now do things. I couldn't even view artwork submissions before.

For all intents and purposes I'm back up and running on here now!


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Postby ctaulbee » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:13 am

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Re: Woe is me

Postby Pip » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:34 pm

OH bugger!

Looks like I may have spoken too soon.


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If they don't get this sorted soon I'll be changing providers!
At least (certainly in the UK) it gives me a "Get out of jail" free card in that they can't provide the contracted service so no if you leave you have to pay the balance of the rest of the contract


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Re: Woe is me

Postby stampe » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:37 am

:? :-( :Unpleased

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Re: Woe is me

Postby chouette » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:36 am

How strange that your upload is so high now compared to the download. Very freaky, lol
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Re: Woe is me

Postby Pip » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:49 pm

chouette wrote:How strange that your upload is so high now compared to the download. Very freaky, lol


Not really, the congestion is occurring on the downstream only as the downstream is not traffic managed whereas the upsteam is. i.e. try uploading too much in a managed time and your upload speed gets cut by 75% or thereabouts. I don't upload massive amounts so it won't affect me.
I'm with the only cable co in the UK, Virgin Media, now owned by Liberty Global. Many US users will know of the company.

Where my problem arises from is not the companies involved but the infrastructure that was put in place in the beginning, each area dominated by different telco's using different standards. By and large that has been changed over the years as first NTL became the sole provider in an amalgamation of the last 2 big names (NTL and Telewest) following various takeovers.

Long story short the network needed massive upgrades which in fairness NTL (then working under the Virgin Media name) started to undertake. The massive borrowings involved left an opening for a takeover by Liberty Global and sure enough it happened.

Don't think I'm painting LG as the bad boy here. They are not and are investing billions in upgrading and expanding the network, the problem is the legacy hubsites they've inherited. Those are a nightmare for the provider.

In fairness due to my work I have contacts in the industry so I know what's planned, but it seems week by week they hit a new problem. TBH it won't be long before I have to decide to cut and run to another provider or stick with the one I have.

It won't be much longer before I decide as I have an up and coming project which will need a reliable connection. 8}
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