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aesmith

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I'm using my phone as broadband but watch YT at 360p to avoid that annoying spinning circle. It's not a constant speed, that's half the problem.
As it happens I'm just testing my failover at the moment, and I can confirm that Youtube runs perfectly at 480p on a 3.5meg connection. It's mostly OK at 720 as well but there's an odd glitch.

If you're having to drop down to 360 on a 30meg connection then it's more likely a PC than an Internet issue.
 

Zathan

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As it happens I'm just testing my failover at the moment, and I can confirm that Youtube runs perfectly at 480p on a 3.5meg connection. It's mostly OK at 720 as well but there's an odd glitch.

If you're having to drop down to 360 on a 30meg connection then it's more likely a PC than an Internet issue.
My Three connection lately does this, speed spikes up to 25+meg, then back down to 2meg, it makes video watching very poor
 

aesmith

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So it's not really the speed that's the issue, but consistency. A 1gig connection that drops to 2meg would be just as bad.

I'm sort of labouring the point because there's a lot of comment about how brilliant it would be to get a 1gig connection, but I don't think I have ever seen anyone describe something that needs that 1gig. Hopefully nobody will, since those speeds will be unobtainable to most people for the foreseeable future. Even with FTTP they can't connect all subscribers at 1gig as I believe it's only 10Gig out to each 32 way splitter.
 
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