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WRT:- bt & on-line gaming

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RealAleandOpenFires Sat 06-Apr-13 21:43:11

AIBU to expect bt (they're not worthy of caps, in my opinion!) to have upgraded their cables/wires & speeds by now, after 20-30 years of privatisation or are their share-holders* more important?


*my oppolgies to MNers who own bt shares.

flatpackhamster Sat 06-Apr-13 22:21:49

The UK has some of the fastest broadband speeds in Europe and the most widespread fibre network, IIRC.

But no, it's probably capitalism and Thatcher which is to blame for you living in a rural area.

RealAleandOpenFires Sun 07-Apr-13 03:10:54

The thing is, I live in an urban area.

Bogeyface Sun 07-Apr-13 03:19:21

Go outside, there is a real world out there and it doesnt need broadband!

Bogeyface Sun 07-Apr-13 03:19:33

But dont kill people, ok?

flatpackhamster Sun 07-Apr-13 07:32:54

RealAleandOpenFires

The thing is, I live in an urban area.

So are you using fibre? Which provider are you going with? What's your download speed?

BrianButterfield Sun 07-Apr-13 09:54:43

I live in a semi-rural town and we have super-fast fibre optic broadband. I'm really impressed with the speeds - do you have Infinity available?

YouTheCat Sun 07-Apr-13 10:28:03

I've got the super fast fibre optic broadband. It is mainly great but does drop out occasionally which is damn annoying if you're gaming.

Do you need a wifi booster perhaps?

ratspeaker Sun 07-Apr-13 12:27:06

How far is your pc from the router?
Is it a wireless router?

You may get better speed if you get an ethernet cable running directly from hub to pc

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