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Fast-Nop
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Yay, I upgraded to faster internet: 100 Mb/s down, 40 Mb/s up. Before, I had 50/10.

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  • 2
    Suits you well! 👌
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    @F1973 I can't - my ISP offers different plans, and 100/40 was the next faster one compared to my previous 50/10.
  • 1
    What kind of wtf speed test is this
  • 2
    @bagfox A DSL connection test?!
  • 1
    @F1973 We usually have that kind of plans on fast connections.
    For example, you could get a 2GB/1GB, but that'll be "sort of" expensive. So anyone that don't need it could settle for a 1GB, or even less.
  • 1
    Let me guess: Telecom, charges you like 60€ for that?
  • 2
    @F1973 Ich bin eine Kartoffel, mate! 👀
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    @JFK422 No, O2 Telefonica, and it's 35 EUR. The notice period is only one month if I wanted to change the provider.

    O2 has quite a bad reputation, but they bought my previous provider, and I havn't had trouble with them for like a decade.
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    Another German fellow here.
    @Fast-Nop sounds like a Good Deal. A friend of mine had a lot of trouble with o2, had no internet for weeks. Something went wrong by switching providers and neither o2 nor the previous one seemed responsible or able to fix that issue properly.
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    @hbr147 Yeah these worst case stories are pretty common in Germany. It's also because Telekom is trying to sabotage competitors.

    I was somewhat worried that O2 might botch up even a simple speed plan change, but luckily, they didn't. *phew*
  • 0
    @Fast-Nop looks straight out of Compton, why not something like ookla?
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    @Fast-Nop I can hust hope for others that this is only in germany 😄
    Telekom is definitely part of the issue. My neighbour and I saw that too.
    He got Vodafone and I am Telekom user, he upgraded from 16k to 100k and was getting ping instability while my connection was doing fine.
    At first he struggled with Vodafone to get back his 16k with stable ping, later he switched to Telekom to get rid of the extra layer of service provider
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    @bagfox Ookla is the only one that crashes during the upload test.
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    70/30Mbps here for up- and downlink respectively. In the DSL connection it's apparently split up for each. In other countries they would dynamically reallocate each depending on usage. Worst part is that this is already among the best internet speeds that Belgium has to offer, even for business customers. Telenet offers higher download speeds (200/20Mbps there) but I don't care about download, it's the upload that matters for my services. So I guess this is the best I can get.

    The Belgian IXP (BNIX) has a reported 400Gbps capacity across 4 points of presence, scattered across the country (now upgraded to ~600G). Each PoP has 100Gbps each, but it's reasonable to call the cluster 400. Meanwhile they wank about switch capacity to network engineers, as if anyone gives a damn that the *switches* can do 12Tbps. Compared to other countries that have multiple exchanges of several Tbit each, I think that BNIX is actually the cause of the problem. Belgium simply doesn't have the infrastructure.
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    @Condor Yeah, the upload was a big reason why I upgraded. With WFH and sending emails with attachments in the MB range, the upgrade from 10 to 40 Mbps is very nice.
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