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250mbit cable or 100mbit fiber?

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Hello! (Not sure if this is the right subforum, but feel free to move it if its wrong)


I'm about to move into a new flat and with that I thought I was going to upgrade my internet. (I'm just moving one floor up in the building).

Right now, I got a 24/1mbit through Tele2 in Sweden. http://www.speedtest.net/result/2471382539.png

However, I got two internet providers to pick from now... and I find it really hard to pick, therefore Im here to seek advice.
So.. I'm going to use the same internet provider for tv etc so you know.
My options;

Tele2 - Can offer me 150-250mbit/30-50mbit cabel+ tv,phone for 50 euro / month.
Telia - 50-100/50-100 FIBER + tv, phone for 55 euro / month

What do I use my internet for?: Some downloading, mostly TV Shows and .flac music (Through waffles.fm) Gaming (LoL, BF3 etc).
My GF uses it for Origin downloads (Reinstalling her The Sims quite often).



I myself feel abit worried about getting unlucky and getting 50/50 fiber >.< where the cable Id get atleast 150/30.

Any advice?
post #2 of 9
I'd go cable, faster and you save a fiver. I'm on cable 100 / 5 (yeah, 5), just tested and got 85 / 4.5 while streaming iPlayer (1500kb/s stream).

If they upgrade the fiber speed do the ol' switcheroo thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Spacedinvader View Post

I'd go cable, faster and you save a fiver. I'm on cable 100 / 5 (yeah, 5), just tested and got 85 / 4.5 while streaming iPlayer (1500kb/s stream).

If they upgrade the fiber speed do the ol' switcheroo thumb.gif

Thats the thing, alot of hazzle to switch in the future as its between two diffrent internet providers.

Also all I hear from others I talk to is that fiber will provide me with better MS even tho its lower speed?
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100/100 would be your best bet.
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100/100 would be your best bet.

Even if I only get 50/50?
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fiber...definitely fiber.
 
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If it were me, I'd go for fiber, you loose a little bit of speed but you have much more consistent internet and much less latency.
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If it were me, I'd go for fiber, you loose a little bit of speed but you have much more consistent internet and much less latency.


I appricate all of your advice!

How much lower latency do you expect id get? Because atm, I got 24mbit cable and im at 30ms and never get any kind of disconnect.
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True, then again your cable is in Sweden, Guatemalan coax/cable is terrible and shoddy at best. So I guess my personal experience is a little biased.
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