How to cancel your TalkTalk broadband
Broadband is now an essential service for many households and companies, and speed is a vital factor when shopping around for the right deal. This API returns broadband summary data for the entire United States. Finally I tried Broadband Watchdog speedtest and got the following result: 6.6 mb/s Down & 0.047 mb/s Up. WESTERN CANADA'S LEADER IN GIG SPEED INTERNET. Prior to that, the government considered 2 Mbps to be a.
My experience with 5G so far
So I've had 5G for a little while and wanted to share my experience so far for those who were contemplating moving from NBN/hardline service. [ Bit O' Fluff ]
I was one of the first in my area who upgraded to the new Optus 5G broadband plan. Seemed great; same price as my NBN50 plan at a crisp $70/mo but boasted up to 160mbps
with a guarantee of 50mbps
minimum. I only contemplated the switch because we had a 5G tower recently installed 100m from our house next to the train station (overheard the engineers talking about it while walking to station. Was confirmed when the router pointed directly to the tower during setup) [ My Experience ]
So I caved and now am in possession of the 5G Nokia router. And oh boy is this thing fast; I average 300+mbps
speeds for the majority of my day - though the upload speed at a measly 40mbps
leaves something to be desired. Note: mileage may vary based on the device's networking interface and proximity + line of sight to the tower.
The primary issue with 5G however is the stability. You can scream at the top of your lungs that you have better speeds than near all consumer NBN plans but what's the point of having that speed when one of three issues occur daily:
- Frequent drop outs
- Packet loss out the wazoo
- Speed variations; I can go from 350-375/40 to 60/1 in a matter of an hour or two.
For the regular user who just stream TV series/movies/music or browsing online, this wouldn't be that big of an issue because buffering is a thing which will eliminate most of the adverse effects of these problems. However for people who play multiplayer video games regularly or - like myself - stream to twitch/mixeetc who NEED that stability, this is a blow to the gut. The few people in my social circle who did take the plunge upgrading to 5G (all living in different suburbs) have since returned to their NBN plans for the same reasons. I have spoken to customer + tech support and they run around with the same scripted responses expecting either the issue to fix itself or for me to go away.
Tbh I won't be staying with 5G. It is too unstable in it's infancy but I'm holding out hope it'll become a more viable solution down the road when they iron out the kinks.
If you have a solution to one or more of the issues mentioned for those who made the switch or want to share you own experience of 5G so far, please do! I'd love to see how others are getting on with the service.
submitted by Attikins_GD4L