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Gig1 WiFi but only 30mbps guaranteed?

dhamum2
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Hi, I'm looking at getting Virgin broadband as the cost of Sky has gone up way too much for less. I'm looking at getting the Gig1 Internet which averages at over 1000mbps with a minimum of 565mbps. That's fine but reading the small print it says they can only guarantee a minimum of 30mbps in every room. So if I'm upstairs from the router surely I could be getting nowhere near the speed I'm paying for and they'd be covered or is it unlikely to ever be that low and I'm just worried about nothing? Thanks for any help

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Tudor
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You pay for a broadband connection at a guaranteed speed, you do not get any guarantee for WiFi speed unless you use VM pods. A large number of people who have 1G invest in their own networking equipment, router and WAPs or mesh systems. 


Tudor
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nodrogd
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You are paying for your speed connection at the hub. Once you introduce WiFi into the equation there are so many unknowns that are outside VMs control. I equate it to getting on a motorway. If it’s not congested you can do the speed limit. If you hit a traffic jam you are stuck at the speed of everyone else. It’s not the road’s fault.

Sky’s guarantee tops out at 25Mb/s, so 30 is not bad really.

https://www.sky.com/help/articles/sky-wifi-max 

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