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O2 Broadband: The Fastest Internet Connection I have Ever Had!

13 March 2010 by Oo

O2 Broadband Speet Test Birmingham

Update: It has been pointed out that my screen shot says it is BT that is ISP. I don’t know the reason it shows that, but it is O2 We pay our money to πŸ™‚

My Internet has arrived and it is bloody fast!! If you live online, you will understand my excitement.

The first time I used O2 broadband was not so pleasant. But since I did not know details of the package, I decided to give them another try. Hell Yeah, it was the right one!

We are paying for the 15 Mb/s unlimited package but that speed is theoretical as it depends on distance and the number of people using the connection at a particular point in time. So I am very pleased with the 11.78 Mb/s we have. Did I tell you we are paying 10 pounds a month?

There is a down side of having fast internet connection when you are building a web application like OnePage.Β  You cannot determine how the site speed will be for the users by using it yourself, as your connection will be faster than 90% of the connection of your users. Therefore, you have to fully rely on cloud based website testing services.

This is the fastest internet connection I have ever used, I am just hoping it stays this way. You can visit www.speedtest.net to check out how fast your own is. You can let me know in the comment area if yours is slower. If you have something faster, keep it to yourself. :).

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34 comments | Categories: Self, Technology | Tags: , , ,

  • Sweet! πŸ™‚

    I get about the same, but MUCH better up speed here, but then again I was paying Β£25/month for it: http://www.speedtest.net/result/747108448.png

    By the way, there are programs you can download which throttle your connection to be whatever speed you want it to seem (56k, 1 meg, whatever), so we don't need rely on cloud based website testing πŸ˜‰

    Time to start packing my stuff! πŸ™‚

  • Sweet! πŸ™‚

    I get about the same, but MUCH better up speed here, but then again I was paying Β£25/month for it: http://www.speedtest.net/result/747108448.png

    By the way, there are programs you can download which throttle your connection to be whatever speed you want it to seem (56k, 1 meg, whatever), so we don't need rely on cloud based website testing πŸ˜‰

    Time to start packing my stuff! πŸ™‚

  • Sweet! πŸ™‚

    I get about the same, but MUCH better up speed here, but then again I was paying Β£25/month for it: http://www.speedtest.net/result/747108448.png

    By the way, there are programs you can download which throttle your connection to be whatever speed you want it to seem (56k, 1 meg, whatever), so we don't need rely on cloud based website testing πŸ˜‰

    Time to start packing my stuff! πŸ™‚

  • If yours is better keep it to yourself!!!!!! Do quick come (pidgin), lets take over this town!

    “By the way, there are programs you can download which throttle your connection to be whatever speed you want it to seem (56k, 1 meg, whatever), so we don't need rely on cloud based website testing ;)”

    You had to expose me eh? But at least I know of cloud testing.

  • If yours is better keep it to yourself!!!!!! Do quick come (pidgin), lets take over this town!

    “By the way, there are programs you can download which throttle your connection to be whatever speed you want it to seem (56k, 1 meg, whatever), so we don't need rely on cloud based website testing ;)”

    You had to expose me eh? But at least I know of cloud testing.

  • If yours is better keep it to yourself!!!!!! Do quick come (pidgin), lets take over this town!

    “By the way, there are programs you can download which throttle your connection to be whatever speed you want it to seem (56k, 1 meg, whatever), so we don't need rely on cloud based website testing ;)”

    You had to expose me eh? But at least I know of cloud testing.

  • You're lucky. I get 3.21 Mb/s download speed and a miserable 0.04 Mb/s upload speed here on Zain mobile broadband but there's a monthly data cap.

  • You're lucky. I get 3.21 Mb/s download speed and a miserable 0.04 Mb/s upload speed here on Zain mobile broadband but there's a monthly data cap.

  • You're lucky. I get 3.21 Mb/s download speed and a miserable 0.04 Mb/s upload speed here on Zain mobile broadband but there's a monthly data cap.

  • .04 upload? That's really poor! Are you in Lagos?

  • .04 upload? That's really poor! Are you in Lagos?

  • .04 upload? That's really poor! Are you in Lagos?

  • I am in Accra, Ghana.

  • I am in Accra, Ghana.

  • I am in Accra, Ghana.

  • I am wondering how it will be in Nigeria. What about the ISP's?

  • I am wondering how it will be in Nigeria. What about the ISP's?

  • The ISPs are much much more slower. The fastest connections in Ghana today are those offered by the 3.5G networks: MTN & Zain.

  • The ISPs are much much more slower. The fastest connections in Ghana today are those offered by the 3.5G networks: MTN & Zain.

  • Wow! Thats good information!

  • Wow! Thats good information!

  • Is your O2 connection 3.5G or ADSL+2?

  • Is your O2 connection 3.5G or ADSL+2?

  • ADSL. I have always wondered why African telco's are not web hosts. They have constant electricity and could create an Intranet of their subscribers. If they do that, we can theoretically have 50 million people 'online' in Nigeria.

  • ADSL. I have always wondered why African telco's are not web hosts. They have constant electricity and could create an Intranet of their subscribers. If they do that, we can theoretically have 50 million people 'online' in Nigeria.

  • It's not really better πŸ™‚

    Soon I'll be there, ready to shake things up!

  • It's not really better πŸ™‚

    Soon I'll be there, ready to shake things up!

  • That's not quick πŸ˜‰

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/749138990.png

    Β£10 pcm.

  • That's not quick πŸ˜‰

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/749138990.png

    Β£10 pcm.

  • Hehe!! But your upload speed is in tatters :).

    10 pounds? But you have to pay for TV and other packages right πŸ˜‰

  • Hehe!! But your upload speed is in tatters :).

    10 pounds? But you have to pay for TV and other packages right πŸ˜‰

  • That's not quick πŸ˜‰

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/749138990.png

    Β£10 pcm.

  • Hehe!! But your upload speed is in tatters :).

    10 pounds? But you have to pay for TV and other packages right πŸ˜‰

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