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Farhana
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What makes an area over utilised?

How many houses? Every house on the road/in the area on VM? Does it effect a whole area reference area or just specific parts of the area?
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Re: What makes an area over utilised?

Area references cover multiple cities, so no, a contention issue doesn't affect an entire area ref. Each contention issue affects a singular cable, of which many numerous homes in a locality have their connection go through (many homes, not just all the homes in one street.).

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Re: What makes an area over utilised?

Horseman told me once that this is due to too many people downloading ignitions posts and gary dexters posts....

 

Im not saying thats true, just sharing the knowledge. 

 

lmao

 

 

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Re: What makes an area over utilised?

Greed.



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Re: What makes an area over utilised?

under provision



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Re: What makes an area over utilised?

ISPs getting caught out by the massive rise in bandwidth demands (streaming becoming popular) and now the ever going on game of cat and mouse with upgrades needed vs consumer demand for higher quality streams/content.
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Farhana
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Re: What makes an area over utilised?

What is a realistic date to expect a system wide fix?
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Re: What makes an area over utilised?


Farhana wrote:
What is a realistic date to expect a system wide fix?

They might have to review that question later, but TBH I don't think anyone could give a 100% on the nail answer to that one.

All the domino's have to be lined up correctly before the first one is pushed.

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Re: What makes an area over utilised?

mines been going on and off for 12 years.. When they "fix" it they then offer a free upgrade and kill the network again and do some promotional work and over sell ontop of that.

So a realistic date is never! you will have 6 months of good internet and 2 years of worthless internet followed by 6 months good etc etc etc

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Re: What makes an area over utilised?

By system wide you mean across the country? Never.

As said it's a constant game of catch up and guess work to how much bandwidth an location suffering actually needs. As the fixes are taking a year or so to do for each location, a customers quality demand will go up in that time, technology will require more bandwidth, more customers will get signed up. So in the year or two that the fix gets planned, the demand WILL go up leading to the next stage of upgrades being needed again.


Until services become Fibre to the property across the board, this contention will continue as it is, a constant viscious cycle if you live in an area that is full of people flocking to the (unneeded) 200Mbs headlines - only to then actually want 10Mbs bandwidth for their streaming.

Customers need to realise that stability and reliability is far better than raw download speeds as most day to day tasks and wants will not come close to using 10% of their 200Mbs connection.
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