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    Default Anyone using fibrestream?

    As the title says, anyone using fibrestream as ISP, how is their service and reliability?

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    I see on the alberton whatsapp group there are a couple and they are happy. I can't trust WISPs anymore though, so I will sit with my ADSL till fibre is available.

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    hmm... seems like WISPs are not trusted in general, why is that?

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    They operate out the East mostly, they are joining the fibre game too. They are mainly a WISP I think tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNot0ssie View Post
    hmm... seems like WISPs are not trusted in general, why is that?
    Once you have tested most of them and experienced bad service from all of them, that's when you get the trust issues. I myself have wasted plenty of money on testing most of them and will never again easily use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNot0ssie View Post
    hmm... seems like WISPs are not trusted in general, why is that?
    I am currently using Fibre Stream. I am VERY happy with them so far. There have been 2 times that I have had where speeds dropped to about 30%-50% of what it should be, and both times the issue was resolved pretty fast, and support kept me up to date on the issue, while being sorted out.

    My current connection is 10 mbps dl/10 mbps ul with a 1:1 contention ratio, and I speed test at over 11 mbps most of the time.

    I have used one other WISP before Fibre Stream. The only reason I switched was because I spoke to a couple of people who use them, and they were and still are very happy with their connections and service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quincarroll View Post
    I am currently using Fibre Stream. I am VERY happy with them so far. There have been 2 times that I have had where speeds dropped to about 30%-50% of what it should be, and both times the issue was resolved pretty fast, and support kept me up to date on the issue, while being sorted out.

    My current connection is 10 mbps dl/10 mbps ul with a 1:1 contention ratio, and I speed test at over 11 mbps most of the time.

    I have used one other WISP before Fibre Stream. The only reason I switched was because I spoke to a couple of people who use them, and they were and still are very happy with their connections and service.
    I am assuming you are paying quite a bit for this connection. Or you are under the wrong impression.

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    Yeh strange cause i spoke to X from Fibrestream and he tuned me that contention can never be 1:1
    The funny thing is that on my quote it says 1:1
    so now i dont know if i want to laugh or not.

    Equipment is ~3800 with vat which i think is fair as the hardware does become yours, BUT it still seems a bit steep for me.
    You can contract that cost over a period but yeh u are still paying ~3800.

    All areas common or popular, just need Fibre this Christmas, really. We have waited far to long now.

    Also note, Wirulink , from the chat i had, do not let go of their equipment to you as you will always be renting it.
    Last edited by ichocolate; 15-11-2017 at 05:53 PM.

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    Hi Guys,

    I know for a fact, that Fibre Stream home connections are NOT 1:1....their speeds might be great, however i know they work really hard at keeping the network up. I have personally been told by X that this is a 1:15 contention ratio. I have also experienced connectivity issues in the past (as you would with ant WISP) but i must say that i have had quicker feedback and resolution than i have being connected with anybody else....

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