We’ve got some new shiny, in the form of a new fibre braodband connection.
We bought a nice smart TV a little while ago, and unfortunately our pokey old broadband wasn’t up to the job of streaming video. I think the neighbours could hear us grinding our teeth as it buffered horrendously on even the shortest and lowest resolution playback. The whole problem was that we’re a good mile or two from our local exchange, and the way the streets lie I’d say we on the end of a piece of copper probably twice that length. Basically the bits and bytes were so shagged from the hike from the exchange to us that they just flopped down exhausted at our doorstep and were no use for anything.
But those days are no more! Behold the ludicrous speeds of fibre broadband. We’ve gone from about 3Mb/s down and 0.5Mb/s up to over ten times that. Shwing!