[ILUG] Irish Broadband in Lucan area - any good - Niall?
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Sat Mar 5 16:56:24 GMT 2005
On 5 Mar 2005, at 12:21, Conor Wynne wrote:
> I'm just about to sign up to IBB's 1meg up and down service. Is it any
> good in the Lucan area?
It's completely crap. I wish I'd never signed up for it. Don't do it.
(This has NOTHING whatsoever to do with the fact that you'll be using
the same antenna as I am and will be contending with me. Any
suggestions that I might have ulterior motives for my comments are
> Is this what you are running now Niall? Any good?
But seriously folks . . . .
Yes, this is what I'm running now (in parallel with my DSL - I'm
multi-homed, at least until my two months' notice to Netsource
expires). It's fine - 2x as fast down, 8x as fast up, as my DSL, for
half the price. Note that I still had Netsource's ATM based product, so
I was paying over the odds, but I effectively had no contention
whatsoever. With IBB, I have noticed contention hitting me now and
then. Mind you, the 1M upload really came into its own recently when I
had to send 3GB of data to a box in a colo. That was an overnight
upload with IBB - if I still only had DSL, I would have to have driven
to the colo with the data on my notebook, and transferred it via
So I guess I'm reasonably happy with IBB so far. I've signed up for a
year, and I rather expect that in a year's time, with Smart having
entered the DSL market, there may be numerous options.
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