CityFibre

Emmersons_BrazillianDong

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Depends on your coverage I guess. When we moved to Ingleby we took bt out only they didn't do, and still don't do, fttp here so it was something outrageous like £38 a month via bt for 76mb. Only made palatable by about £200 cashback and ability to break contract if they put prices up, which they did 1 month later so we broke contract and took out again in the gf's name and got the cashback again. Other than that it would have been very poor value for money.

After that we were with various providers on the openreach network paying £22-25 a month for terrible speeds and bad equipment. Vodafone worst of the lot as make it hard to use your own router

Youfibre a breath of fresh air now. Having 1gb upload is insane

Would love a 1gb connection but been with Vodafone for about 2 years now and been brilliant. I've got 30 devices attached to my mesh system and even when it was 64gb never missed a beat even when streamimg on two devices and kids playing roblox and Minecraft etc.

I did upgrade to the 200mb about 4 months ago now which was stupid cheap with the topcashback offer they had.

I did have to do an online chat for some config settings first time round but it wasn't an issue
 

h_m_boro

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We have had all sorts of marketing sh*t through the door, on social media about Brsk being in our area..... waiting...... waiting...... waiting.

Imagine this is exactly the same as city fibre, would jump tomorrow as the Virgin router is absolutely dogsh*t, ours is 8? Yrs old, continually drops out, WiFi is appalling but all Virgin will do is offer to sell us boosters 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
 

BigAl76

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To be fair to virgin, my 200mb connection has been very stable.
A typical evening we'll have these connected....
Work laptop through a vpn, ps4, switch, 2 phones, 2 fire sticks, 2 tv's, blink security cameras, 4 echos, chromebook, 2 fire tablets, kids laptop. All pulling in varying amounts of data at varying times but still....handles them all well. I just think the price is extortionate.

You'll know when the new fibre is being installed in your area because you'll see the 'Map' vans around for a few weeks while they install the infrastructure. We also had a door to door salesman knocking, leaflets through the door etc.

I'll let you all know what it's like after the 2nd September! 👍🏼
 

ThatFragranceGuy

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The ISP should give information about their router on their websites. The majority provide WiFi 6 units now. You cannot reuse existing ISP supplied routers as these are hard configured. You can use a router you've bought. But you may have to work with the ISP to get a new one working, as the IP address will need to be logged on their systems. Also make sure any new router can handle the 1gig speed.
If you go on the city fibre website they have an excellent address checker on there.
You often can, depends on the supplier. I've reused BT's and the post office ones
 

Fat_Dragon

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Has anybody got Grain Connect Fibre? They have been busy around the Linthorpe area digging up roads installing their cables recently. Saw them on Chipchase Road and St Barnabas Road when i was in the village not long ago.

https://www.grainconnect.com/
 

NYboro

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We have had all sorts of marketing sh*t through the door, on social media about Brsk being in our area..... waiting...... waiting...... waiting.

Imagine this is exactly the same as city fibre, would jump tomorrow as the Virgin router is absolutely dogsh*t, ours is 8? Yrs old, continually drops out, WiFi is appalling but all Virgin will do is offer to sell us boosters 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
As others have said, invest in your own mesh system routers and put the Virgin box into modem mode. It works perfectly.
 

Gains

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I pay £89 a month to Virgin for their fastest BB, Full movie TV Package including Sky & BT sports, Landline (which I don't use) and a mobile sim with unlimited data. It's the one bill I pay that I feel like I'm getting a bargain
 

Glover_elbow

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As others have said, invest in your own mesh system routers and put the Virgin box into modem mode. It works perfectly.
I have used the last 3 routers from virgin all in modem mode. Virgin routers are cheap junk normally. I bought a unifi WiFi 6 access point and it works great. Looking at moving to youfibre when my contract runs out with virgin if it's still cheaper purely for the upload
 

Glover_elbow

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I pay £89 a month to Virgin for their fastest BB, Full movie TV Package including Sky & BT sports, Landline (which I don't use) and a mobile sim with unlimited data. It's the one bill I pay that I feel like I'm getting a bargain
That's a very good deal all in I guess it's whether they offer you something similar next time round I have my doubts
 
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