I recently upgraded my internet service from Vodafone Unlimited Ultra Fast Cable (50 Mbps) to Vodafone FibreX 200 Mbps plan. The price seemed great at around $70/mth. I thought my streaming would be much better with this service, supposedly 4X faster, but in practice it seems worse. I get great speeds on on the OOkla Speed Test (it jumps to 180 almost straight away and then quickly zips up to 200 Mbps). I stream from BBC iplayer, SBS Australia, ABC Australia and use Kodi video addons a far bit. None of these services work any better, and in fact, they seem worse (buffering, disconnecting).
I disconnected the Vodafone router and use my own TP-Link Archer C7 router, which is reasonable quality. I don't think the problem is my router or devices, I think it is the FibreX service. I know FibreX is not true fibre optic to your home, but a hybrid of fibre optic and cable. I was hoping for a snappy, quick, and reliable service, but so far I am not impressed.
What are other peoples experiences with FibreX and streaming services? I am starting to think I should not have "upgraded".