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#270251 30-Apr-2020 17:31
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I had a discussion with someone about Fibre and they said that if you have Fibre you dont need to worry about speed and you can join any ISP and they are all the same for international speeds and there should be no lagging etc.

Before i was on vdsl and noticed that spark was faster for international speeds and streaming but vodafone was slower and before that was xnet and it was the slowest isp.

Im on Fibre now with Bigpipe 100/20 plan and the speeds for international/national is solid. I was wondering would I have the same experience if i was with any other isp the main big ones and the smaller isp

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  #2474215 30-Apr-2020 17:34
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Bigpipe and Skinny both resell the Spark network, intl. varies from company to company, as they all have different arrangements with offshore companies for their transport and peering.

Anything I say is the ramblings of an ill informed, opinionated so-and-so, and not representative of any of my past, present or future employers, and is also probably best disregarded.

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  #2474221 30-Apr-2020 17:51
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ISPs also tune their connections differently, so sometimes you can get vastly faster speeds on some ISPs especially if you are downloading internationally than others.


When I worked at Spark we spent a lot of time getting the configuration to work especially shaping the DSL connections to the speed your modem connected at.





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  #2474487 1-May-2020 11:06
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It doesn't directly answer the question, but ComCom publish some of their test results

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