DarthKermit: What are you expecting to get from UFB? It probably won't do much for web browsing, but should be better for video streaming and large file downloads.
antoniosk: [snip] Each connection comes with a CIR - Committed Information Rate - of 2.5Mbps, which is all that is undertaken to be delivered in a busy network. Anything faster than that is a plus - but compared to DSL, that is a MASSIVE uplift across the Broadband population.
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The CIR is something that people need to understand as the many in the media did a good job of confusing this in the early days of UFB. High priority traffic queues (ie your CIR) is only for correctly tagged 802.1p traffic. The headline 30/10 or 100/50 speeds are all best effort traffic with absolutely no guarantee of performance.
timmmay: I upload 5-15GB per week during summer, by FTP 3-5 connections at once, to my editor in the US. Right now I'm on 2Mbps up TC cable, and I get the full 2Mbps. If I get UFB am I likely to get the full 10Mbps up?
Also is there scope for the connections to upgrade to 1Gbps later? I can't see any real need for it right now, but limiting to 100Mbps seems a little short sighted.