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FluffyHammer's Review for SSE

 SSE (Broadband Fixed Line)
Posted: 21st Sep, 2016    By: FluffyHammer
Title: Try to avoid the temptation
SSE was (and may still be) offering a very affordable price of £21pm for 76Mbps.

In an e-mail I sent them before signing up to the Ultrafast Service (FTTC at 76Mbps), SSE said that "the more the service is used at once the lower the bandwidth will be at that given time".

This is understandable and I was ready to accept some traffic management and slightly slower speeds at certain times of the day.

However, as it stands, the speed begins to slow from about 5:30pm until it reaches rock bottom at 9:30pm. At this point, I have to endure speeds even slower than that of the most basic ADSL connections (one of my highest speed test results at this time was 1.6Mbps!). The speed slowly creeps up after about 10:00pm.

Their only redeeming feature is the upload speed. It is consistently above 18Mbps at all times of day (your mileage may vary).

In conclusion, if you are willing to use the internet during the day or late at night/early in the morning (even then not even getting near the estimated speeds for my FTTC connection) then go ahead and take the plunge into one of the worst internet experiences I have ever had. For everyone else, please consider something else that isn't "traffic managed".

*As a side note - SSE use "Daisy Communications" as their supplier, their reviews speak further*

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