TL;DR: ADSL too slow. Need 100Mbps. No offers except BT, but that goes through the same phone lines (wth?). Wat do.
So, I've been here about 1 1/2 years now, I like even the weather (back in my country summers can go up to 45*C in the shade), but I have a really big problem with the internet connection, no matter which provider.
In the beginning I wanted mobile access with unlimited data, being opened to paying the price, of course, just to find out there isn't any provider for that. No matter what the price. No unlimited data. Really?
Anyway fast forward and Three offers unlimited data stuff, so I buy it. Tried a couple of times to use it in my lappie's internal modem -> text from 3 saying the SIM will be disabled. Really? Ok, I'll just use my phone as an access point and tether hundreds of gigabytes per month. Nobody complained. Well...
At home I decided to go with something fast. Oh, wait, there's only ADSL available (all the providers). Sure, ok, speed? Oh, around 12Mbps. Ok, got the contract from Sky (they all use the same line anyway). Worked at about 750ish KBps, then went down to 300 with ping losses and all the nasty stuff associated (like getting exploded without a fight). I spent around 2 hours on the phone trying to debug the shit only to find out that pulling the TV Box and the phone from the wall socket the router was in would solve the problem. Relocated the phone in the bedroom where there's another socket (charming to get woken up by fail callers), problem solved.
Well, nope. I have a huge Steam game collection that I don't want to keep installed (given the price per GB the HDDs sport these days) but that I'd like to play when I want (that being the point). I want to use video calls and make use of the HD camera I have. Also stream 1080p youtubz without interruptions.
All in all, I want the fastest connexion possible. So I checked with BT, because they're the only ones offering it in my area (BT Infinity 61.9Mb download 20.0Mb upload). Now problem is I still have some time with Sky left so might be a bit difficult. Now I've been over online chat with a BT representative that told me that they would use the same phone line for this. I said no that's impossible, she said no it isn't, I said no, the damn wires make it physically impossible to acheive those speeds, she kept on. Also what is shown in the video here contradicts the "specialist", but wth, I had worse surprises yet with stuffs I've assumed about worked totally different (I'm well adjusted but in the IT stuffs here I'm paranoid x3).
I also don't need (another) phone line, I`m perfectly happy with this one and the number I have at the moment. Also don't want another TV box, wire managing the cables was hell and I don't want to repeat the experience. I just want the damn internets.
Is that possible? Any first hand experiences you had? What should I expect? It seems I'm hitting a brick wall everytime I talk to tech support and being the only choice I'm tempted. Only thing is I don't want any surprises when they come to install it and they want to use the same damn wires.
Also what's with that BT Infinity box? I trust in the wires, have a Gigabit Ethernet network layed out already in the apartment, whatever router comes I just hook up mine and DHCP away, 2 firewalls > all but the BT box doesn't seem to connect to any wires... oO