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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #525 on: June 28, 2012, 11:33:57 AM »
Just seen in our local area newspaper that our (out in the sticks) village BT exchange is to go 'fibre' next year
Giving us up to 80meg connection speed as opposed to the 2meg (I`m struggling) rubbish that we have had for several years now

The only problem with that is you might be posting in the angry thread when you find out what prices they will charge for it  :o

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #526 on: June 28, 2012, 11:41:37 AM »
And that up to 80 meg actually means you'll get about 5
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #527 on: June 28, 2012, 12:04:36 PM »
And that up to 80 meg actually means you'll get about 5

The difference on the fibre stuff is that the bit slowing you down is the copper from your house to the box, not the distance to the exchange. So assuming they are doing the normal fibre to box setup (which is what they're advertising by the sounds of it) you should get decent speed unless there's really dodgy cable or distance to the nearest box. So far I've had reasonable speeds in peak hours too and in a town that's only just got fibre you shouldn't have too much contention until BT up the speed to 300mb in 2015 :)

If you're signing up for the 80mb service, make sure you get the full unlimited one.

Only downside of BT fibre is BT unfortunately. Terrible company, but they've got the monopoly so not a lot you can do.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #528 on: June 28, 2012, 01:35:42 PM »
We had a terrible internet connection up until last year.  I was paying for broadband, but was getting less than 1mb, with it disconnecting constantly.  It was very frustrating!  I waited for BT Infinity to come out and got it last year, and am now getting regular speeds of around 35-40mbps.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #529 on: June 28, 2012, 02:05:54 PM »
I dont mind what speed we end up with as long as we get a speed than  this rubbish.........and the price?
 :evil: I`ll just up my sons share of the costs to cover it all  :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #530 on: June 28, 2012, 04:02:48 PM »
I've just finished my Finals!! A week of horrible exams and 7 years later I've finished my degree!! Let's just hope I pass!

 :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers:  ;D
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #531 on: June 28, 2012, 05:33:08 PM »
Keep us posted on the results, Richard :thumbsup:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #532 on: June 28, 2012, 05:36:43 PM »
7 years!   Yikes!!!  Good luck.  :)

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #533 on: June 28, 2012, 05:39:24 PM »
I've just finished my Finals!! A week of horrible exams and 7 years later I've finished my degree!! Let's just hope I pass!

 :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers:  ;D

Now you have the first degree out of the way you will find the second one much easier, trust me  :thumbsup:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #534 on: June 28, 2012, 05:51:05 PM »
I've just finished my Finals!! A week of horrible exams and 7 years later I've finished my degree!! Let's just hope I pass!

 :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers:  ;D

Now you have the first degree out of the way you will find the second one much easier, trust me  :thumbsup:

Beware of the third degree though

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #535 on: June 28, 2012, 09:04:25 PM »
.................... found someone selling NINE Farish PGA hoppers in the livery I've been slowly collecting a rake of for the past year - 50 quid and free postage!  :P

Needless to say I couldn't press the buttons on my Blackberry quick enough ;D That's another rake of stock now completed.


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I nearly bought those too but had just bought the 11 he had for 60 all in  ;D


Nice one 8)

I already had 15 of the grey ones and only needed nine more, otherwise I'd have to invest in another stock-box from JB's just for two extra wagons  :smiley-laughing:


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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #536 on: June 28, 2012, 10:25:12 PM »
Thanks everyone! I did veterinary medicine so soon, if I pass, I be treating all your cats and dogs (so watch out). It's been really hard but will hopefully be worth it in the end.  ;D Results in a week.
Now if Farish would only release the class 20's and 08 as a nice congratulations present.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #537 on: June 29, 2012, 07:54:01 AM »
if I pass, I be treating all your cats and dogs

You'll have plenty to go at - it's been raining datsun cogs for too long :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #538 on: June 29, 2012, 09:20:39 AM »
if I pass, I be treating all your cats and dogs

You'll have plenty to go at - it's been raining datsun cogs for too long :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #539 on: June 29, 2012, 11:01:22 PM »
I'm going to Amsterdam tomorrow for a week to a conference and I've not been on a plane in 10 years! I am pretty excited!
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