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# 205396 11-Nov-2016 14:07
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We don't have fibre and cannot get it, at least for now. We do have RBI and that works fairly well at the moment, though we have had major speed issues in the past.  We still get constant speed variations, though, with the result that the adaptive streaming keeps going up and down, which can be pretty annoying. On some sites I can fix a lower resolution to reduce the data rate, others don't give me a choice. They seem to be programmed by monkeys who just blindly assume everyone has perfect streaming all the time.


So if we could get fibre, would this change? Some people complain about low fibre speeds, but my question is about consistency. High or low, do they remain the same all the time or is it like RBI, that constantly varies?



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  # 1668073 11-Nov-2016 14:09
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If you get low Fibre speed then good chance ISP issue but not always



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  # 1668075 11-Nov-2016 14:11
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It shouldn't vary at all. Unless your ISP does a my republic and lets things get full and takes too long to upgrade.


When the cousins were on 200/200, could speedtest anytime and get that. Steam downloads came in at around 20MB/sec without fail. Sisters place on 100/whatever always gets 100ish. Its not subject to the massive shared aspect that cellular data is.



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  # 1673553 18-Nov-2016 12:41
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Your connection speed on fibre would be really reliable, but you are still depending on amount of international bandwidth etc available at your ISP.

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  # 1673565 18-Nov-2016 13:03
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The answer is that while your connection to the ISP should be pretty speedy - you just cant tell what speed you will get to a streaming media site. Especially if the sites are not officially available in NZ. I would hazzard a guess that maybe these are what you are referring to.


We have UFB and find that sometimes sites like BBC iplayer can go up and down quite a lot in speed. Occasionally it just wont work at all (usually just for short periods of time).

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  # 1673619 18-Nov-2016 14:30
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Thanks for that clarification.



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