Roll on June – Whitstable needs you!

Apparently, although no doubt this is not cast in stone, come June Whitstable will have their broadband connection upgraded. “Fibre to the Cabinet” will roll out, which means instead of dodgy old copper between your house and the exchange, most of the distance will be covered by fibre optic cable.

So the broadband connection between the exchange and the little green cabinet round the corner from you will get a lot better. And boy, do we need it…

I’ve been fiddling around with mobiles and SIMs while I upgrade to a Nokia Lumia 800 (more on that in another post, I suspect) and decided to run some speed tests. First of all, on my normal broadband connection:

3.46Mbps down, 0.65Mbps up
3.46Mbps down, 0.65Mbps up

Then, on my 3 mobile connection:

4.89Mbps down, 1.57Mbps up
4.89Mbps down, 1.57Mbps up

Yes, that’s a 40% increase using the mobile.

Roll on June, I cannot wait!

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Jonathan Gwyer first delved into geekery with a ZX81 in 1981 and has been working in IT since 1990.

A Microsoft Certified Professional with many years of large corporate experience and training, he now focuses on helping small businesses make the most of their IT.
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Roll on June – Whitstable needs you!

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