Month: July 2008

  • Fibrecity

    The town where I live is going to be the first “Fibrecity” in the UK, apparently.  I’ve been asked for permission to connect fibre-optic cabling capable of speeds in excess of 100Mbps to my house, at no cost. I’m usually quite skeptical about no-cost offers like this, but this one does seem like it might […]

  • Monitoring bandwidth during peak hours

    Like many ISPs in Britain, mine allows me unlimited downloads during off-peak hours but has a monthly restriction on downloads during peak hours.  Peak currently means 6pm until midnight, although next month it will be changing to 9am until 11pm.  I thought it would be a good idea to monitor how close to my quota […]