Excited for Better Broadband!

So… continuing the deluge of posts about my upcoming move to Amsterdam, I’ve been doing some research about internet speeds in the Netherlands and it seems that they’re way ahead of what we have in the UK. My download speed here in the UK is currently about 6Mb down and 1Mb up. From what I can establish, speeds in excess of 20Mb are very common in the Netherlands and come at reasonable prices too! I’m hoping that being in Amsterdam we might even be able to get fiberoptic broadband packaged with phone and TV through whatever the local equivalent of Virgin is (for some reason, Virgin hate my home town and have never felt the need to roll out here).

Having come from the days of 28Kb dialup internet and having memories of of 128kb ISDN being considered fast enough to supply a whole office, I’m more than satisfied with my 6Mb (which often goes at much faster speeds during off-peak times), but the thought of being able to get realistic 20Mb+ connection speeds makes me really excited!


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Andy Warburton is a web designer and developer from the UK currently living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. When he's not building totally awesome WordPress themes or stuffing his face with Sushi, Andy can be found hanging out with his wonderful wife and child. You should totally follow me on Twitter

2 Comments – Join The Discussion!

  • Hey, so what broadband speed did you eventually get? We just changed from BT where we were getting 2mb and now have 4mb with Sky :-) actually chuffed with that lol.

    By Jason on October 26, 2012 @ 11:33 pm | # | Reply

  • 24meg down 8meg up and that’s just limited by the package. I think it can go up to about 50meg down! Really quick and reliable too! Glad not to have to deal with BT anymore! :-)

    By Andy on October 27, 2012 @ 5:51 pm | # | Reply


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