1GB/s Ultra Fibre Optic Broadband - only £21.70 per month in York area (Total deal price £260.40) @ TalkTalk
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1GB/s Ultra Fibre Optic Broadband - only £21.70 per month in York area (Total deal price £260.40) @ TalkTalk

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Found 16th Sep 2016
Been ages since this was posted so thought worth reposting as such a great deal.

It is localised - York and surrounding area only - though there is a postcode checker as rolling out quickly elsewhere so register your interest if you can't already get!

If you can get it then it's a no brainer. I would kill for this.

1GB/sec broadband

Unlimited usage

£21.70 per month ALL IN!!

ASWELL AS FREE ACTIVATION which is normally £50.

To register for updates on when it'll be available in your area sign up here - ultrafibreoptic.talktalk.co.uk/
- Rambojambo21

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Might as well give guys a pack of tin foil, a dust bin lid and call it a day

Click check availability and it just tells me about the up to 18mb fibre I can currently get but no option to register interest that the first page suggests. Shame

Sorry to be THAT guy but I highly doubt it's actually 1GB (Gigabyte) per second, but most likely 1Gb (Gigabit) per second.

mod

What's the length of the contract please samspud?

AndrewRunagall

Sorry to be THAT guy but I highly doubt it's actually 1GB (Gigabyte) per … Sorry to be THAT guy but I highly doubt it's actually 1GB (Gigabyte) per second, but most likely 1Gb (Gigabit) per second.



You just were THAT guy.


In all seriousness, epic deal. I imagine if it gets rolled out a bit more nationwide though, they would up the price

Wonder if Steam could max this out?

Downloading a Gig in about 10 seconds. Mmm.

Envy.

Banned

andywedge

What's the length of the contract please samspud?



I'de like to know who the contract is even with oO

contact 18 months and it is with ultra fibre optic through sky or talk talk

Smokin hot for the lucky sods that can get this. Almost considering moving to York just for this...

MrScotchBonnet

I'de like to know who the contract is even with oO



​talktalk

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MrScotchBonnet

I'de like to know who the contract is even with oO


Ho hum, I did add that to the thread title and someone has edited it out

AndrewRunagall

Sorry to be THAT guy but I highly doubt it's actually 1GB (Gigabyte) per … Sorry to be THAT guy but I highly doubt it's actually 1GB (Gigabyte) per second, but most likely 1Gb (Gigabit) per second.



Damn, I wanted to be that guy!

talk talk? hahaha hahaha if they don't mess anything up they will effectively hand your bank details over to the first script kiddie that ventures into their network.... cold...

kilboy

Wonder if Steam could max this out? Downloading a Gig in about 10 … Wonder if Steam could max this out? Downloading a Gig in about 10 seconds. Mmm. Envy.



​I have access to a very good 2Gbit Internet connection at work that is not stressed. Just want to point out that you will struggle find a site that can steam any kind of normal download to you more than a few hundred megabits. Downloads off Akamai usually top out at 250Mbits. Even the Netflix speed tester maxes out at 350Mbits. Being able to do anything over 500M needs TCP tuning.

Just saying. But enjoy the 1G

plunet

​I have access to a very good 2Gbit Internet connection at work that is n … ​I have access to a very good 2Gbit Internet connection at work that is not stressed. Just want to point out that you will struggle find a site that can steam any kind of normal download to you more than a few hundred megabits. Downloads off Akamai usually top out at 250Mbits. Even the Netflix speed tester maxes out at 350Mbits. Being able to do anything over 500M needs TCP tuning. Just saying. But enjoy the 1G



What about p2p?

What does a threaded test from speedtest show?

Original Poster

Also available through Sky but more expensive

Who's infrastructure is this? Is it fibre to the prem?

Original Poster

ddaann_99

Who's infrastructure is this? Is it fibre to the prem?



It is FTTP

Still, 125MB (1Gb) ain't all that bad...

plunet

​I have access to a very good 2Gbit Internet connection at work that is n … ​I have access to a very good 2Gbit Internet connection at work that is not stressed. Just want to point out that you will struggle find a site that can steam any kind of normal download to you more than a few hundred megabits. Downloads off Akamai usually top out at 250Mbits. Even the Netflix speed tester maxes out at 350Mbits. Being able to do anything over 500M needs TCP tuning. Just saying. But enjoy the 1G



​This used to be my argument for not needing silly speed internet. But if you're a family household and 2-3 members of your home are doing intensive streaming from the net at the same time, whether thats gaming or streaming a 4k movie, it's not about how fast any one of your services can serve you, it's about how much bandwidth you have to serve multiple home users.

As on demand services grow there's an increasingly valid case for silly speed Internet.

Original Poster

a kindly beast

talk talk? hahaha hahaha if they don't mess anything up they will … talk talk? hahaha hahaha if they don't mess anything up they will effectively hand your bank details over to the first script kiddie that ventures into their network.... cold...



If a kid with Asperger's cab back USA Missile Command, NASA and the FBI then I'm sure anyone could be hacked given motive and know how. No reason to vote cold. Still a great deal.

Original Poster

*can

Original Poster

*hack lol oO

If they offer you the godawful Huawei HG633 router (just read their forums for feedback) you're gimped - so factor in the cost of a decent router when budgeting.

One week after having this:

http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/bloguploads/quamire-internet.gif

Not available in my area (Tyne & Wear), I was looking for a new provider, I got an email from Virgin saying my package is going up by £4 per month.

I was getting 100mb broadband and it's going to be £40 pm, I've managed to reduce that to £31 for 6 months then £34 for 6 months by reducing to 50mb.

It's no cheaper to drop the phone with Virgin, I don't need a landline...but they know every other provider requires line rental.

Are there any real alternatives that can compete with 50mb broadband for £390 a year?

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vulcanproject

One week after having this:



X)

andywedge

What's the length of the contract please samspud?



It's a 18 month contract with talk talk

According to the site it's fiber to the home and on Sky+talk talks own network (not open reach), for £21.70 thats impressive stuff.
Edited by: "kiish" 16th Sep 2016

kencol

Not available in my area (Tyne & Wear), I was looking for a new provider, … Not available in my area (Tyne & Wear), I was looking for a new provider, I got an email from Virgin saying my package is going up by £4 per month.I was getting 100mb broadband and it's going to be £40 pm, I've managed to reduce that to £31 for 6 months then £34 for 6 months by reducing to 50mb.It's no cheaper to drop the phone with Virgin, I don't need a landline...but they know every other provider requires line rental.Are there any real alternatives that can compete with 50mb broadband for £390 a year?



Have you tried SSE I'm on 75Mb fibre with them for £21 a month, includes their anytime call package.

kencol

Not available in my area (Tyne & Wear), I was looking for a new provider, … Not available in my area (Tyne & Wear), I was looking for a new provider, I got an email from Virgin saying my package is going up by £4 per month.I was getting 100mb broadband and it's going to be £40 pm, I've managed to reduce that to £31 for 6 months then £34 for 6 months by reducing to 50mb.It's no cheaper to drop the phone with Virgin, I don't need a landline...but they know every other provider requires line rental.Are there any real alternatives that can compete with 50mb broadband for £390 a year?



​I got that same price from virgin to stay on my 100mb connection. I just called up to cancel as I was going to sky (£32.40 a month for fibre max - 72mb inc line rental) & they offered it in response.

FoxForce5

​I got that same price from virgin to stay on my 100mb connection. I just … ​I got that same price from virgin to stay on my 100mb connection. I just called up to cancel as I was going to sky (£32.40 a month for fibre max - 72mb inc line rental) & they offered it in response.



Do you have to be a SSE energy customer?
Edited by: "kencol" 16th Sep 2016

Nope, 4mb.

For info, infrastructure is provided by City Fibre and run as a joint venture between Sky and Talk Talk. Virgin are also now also laying high speed fibre lines in York too. If you live in a flat, forget this deal, it seems to be houses only.

Why just York? Seems a bit of a random place to get such high speeds, I would have thought they'd start with bigger most populated cities first as it would have made more cash surely.

good deal for the people can get it:)

FoxForce5

Why just York? Seems a bit of a random place to get such high speeds, I … Why just York? Seems a bit of a random place to get such high speeds, I would have thought they'd start with bigger most populated cities first as it would have made more cash surely.


Presumably it's not intended to make lots of cash (otherwise it wouldn't be this cheap) but to test out the infrastructure necessary to support it. Not sure why York works well for that, but I'm sure they thought about it quite hard rather than just sticking a pin in a map and saying "yeah, that'll do".

Dodge62

Presumably it's not intended to make lots of cash (otherwise it wouldn't … Presumably it's not intended to make lots of cash (otherwise it wouldn't be this cheap) but to test out the infrastructure necessary to support it. Not sure why York works well for that, but I'm sure they thought about it quite hard rather than just sticking a pin in a map and saying "yeah, that'll do".



They probably figured it was the right size city for the kind of demand they want.
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