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By Andy Greenberg

The Team of Sleuths Quietly Hunting Cyberattack-for-Hire Services

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When the FBI announced the takedown of 13 cyberattack-for-hire services yesterday, it may have seemed like just another day in law enforcement’s cat-and-mouse game with a criminal industry that has long plagued the internet’s infrastructure, bombarding victims with relentless waves of junk internet traffic to knock them offline. In fact, it was the latest win for a discreet group of detectives that has quietly worked behind the scenes for nearly a decade with the goal of ending that plague for good.

Yesterday’s operation was just the most recent of three major cybercriminal takedowns in the past five years that all began inside an informal working group that calls itself Big Pipes. The team’s roughly 30 members, who communicate mostly through Slack and weekly video calls, include staffers from several of the internet’s biggest cloud service providers and online gaming companies—though members from those companies spoke to WIRED on the condition that their employers not be named—as well as security researchers, academics, and a small number of FBI agents and federal prosecutors.

Big Pipes’ detectives have for years methodically tracked, measured, and ranked the output of “booter” or “stresser” services that sell distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks that allow their customers to barrage enemies’ servers with disruptive floods of data. They’ve hunted the operators of those services, with private-sector members of the group often digging up leads that they hand to the group’s law enforcement agents and prosecutors. Together, they worked to initiate a takedown operation in December 2018 that led to the arrest of three hackers and knocked a dozen booter services offline. Last December, their work laid the foundation for Operation Power Off, which led to six arrests and the takedown of no fewer than 49 DDOS-for-hire sites, the biggest bust of its kind.

Yesterday’s takedowns, just four months after Operation Power Off, suggest the operations resulting from the group’s work may be accelerating. And Big Pipes is still tracking and hunting the booters that remain online, warns Richard Clayton, who leads a security research team at Cambridge University and has served as one of the group’s longest-running members. “We’re hoping that some of the people who were not taken down in this round get the message that perhaps it’s time they retired,” says Clayton. “If you weren’t seized this time, you might conclude you’ve pushed up your chance of being investigated. You might not want to wait and see what happens.”

The idea for Big Pipes was sparked at the Slam Spam conference in Pittsburgh in 2014, when Allison Nixon, a security researcher then at Deloitte, met with Elliot Peterson, an FBI agent who’d recently worked on the takedown of the notorious Game Over Zeus botnet . Nixon suggested to Peterson that they collaborate to take on the growing problem of booter services: At the time—and still today—hackers were wreaking havoc by launching ever-growing DDOS attacks across the internet for nihilistic fun, petty revenge, and profit, increasingly selling their attacks as a service.

In some cases, attackers would use botnets of thousands of computers infected with malware. In others, they’d use “reflection” or “amplification” attacks, exploiting servers run by legitimate online services that could be tricked into sending large amounts of traffic to an IP address of the hackers’ choosing. In many instances, gamers would pay a fee to one of a growing number of booter services—often just around $20 for a subscription offering multiple attacks—to hit their rivals’ home connections. Those DDOS techniques frequently caused serious collateral damage for the internet service providers dealing with those indiscriminate floods of traffic. In some cases, DDOS attacks aimed at a single target could take down entire neighborhoods’ internet connections; disrupt emergency services; or, in one particularly gruesome case, break automated systems at a chicken farm, killing thousands of birds .

Big Pipes soon began to recruit staff from major internet services who had firsthand knowledge of booters based on their experiences as both victims and defenders in their attacks. (The group got its name from the phrase “big pipes start fights,” a joke about its members bragging about who among them had the biggest bandwidth on the internet.) Nixon and Clayton, for their part, contributed data from sensor networks they’d created—honeypots designed to join hackers’ botnets or act as their reflection servers and thus allow the researchers to see what attack commands the hackers were sending.

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From Big Pipes’ inception, some members also went so far as to actively hunt for the identities of booter service operators, using clues from their forum posts and the websites where they advertised their attack services as starting points to try to unmask them. In one instance, a member of the group identified a booter operator by following a trail of online pseudonyms, phone numbers, and email addresses that led him from the hacker’s handle on the website HackForums—“itsfluffy”—to a web page that revealed his day job as a trainer for Pawfect Dog Training, along with his real name, Matthew Gatrel. “The operators of commodity DDOS services are not the most sophisticated actors out there,” says the Big Pipes member who followed those breadcrumbs, and who asked to remain unnamed. “They make mistakes.”

As Big Pipes’ data collection on booter service operators grew, so did the group’s partnership with the FBI. Eventually, that collaboration developed into an intermittent Christmas tradition of rounding up and disrupting as many of the internet’s worst booter services as possible. The timing of these operations, Big Pipes’ members emphasize, wasn’t intended for cruelty but as a response to the hackers’ own targeting of the holiday: For years, nihilistic hacker groups would wait until Christmas Day to launch disruptive DDOS attacks against online gaming services like the Playstation Network and Xbox Live, aiming to knock major gaming services offline on the busiest day of the year, just as kids were trying out their newly gifted games.

So in 2018, Big Pipes’ members worked with the FBI and the US Justice Department to stage their own pre-Christmas intervention, sifting through their data and giving leads to the group’s agents and prosecutors to take out the most active services in the growing booter industry. “We’re figuring out target selection: Which of these booter owners can be identified? Which of these booters are the highest harm in terms of the amount of DDOS traffic they’re pushing?” says Nixon, who today works at the security firm Unit221b. “So we figure out, OK, these are the highest-harm targets, these ones are low-hanging fruit. Who are we actually going to take down?”

In December of 2018, just five days before Christmas, the FBI announced a bust of 15 of the booters Big Pipes had suggested were the worst offenders. They included one called Quantum that the FBI says had launched 80,000 DDOS attacks and another, DownThem, accused of launching no fewer than 200,000. Three men operating those services in Pennsylvania, California, and Illinois—including the dog trainer Matthew Gatrel—were arrested and charged.

In the wake of that operation, Clayton’s Cambridge research team found that attacks from booter services fell by nearly a third for more than two months, and the services’ attacks with US victims were nearly cut in half for that time. So Big Pipes suggested they do it all again, only now going after every major booter service that remained online. “Let’s see what happens if we go after everything that matters,” says Peterson, the FBI agent. “How do they react?”

It would take four years for the FBI and Justice Department to work back up to a second major booter takedown, following long delays that included Gatrel’s trial—he was sentenced in 2021 to two years in prison—and the Covid-19 pandemic. But finally, last December the FBI pulled off an even bigger purge of the booter underworld. Along with UK and Dutch federal police, they arrested six booter operators and tore down 49 web domains for booter services—all based on a long list of targets assembled from Big Pipes’ data about the most prominent and high-volume cyberattack services.

In fact, Clayton says that the operation took offline 17 of the top 20 booter services, based on his Cambridge research team’s data. Among the larger list of targets of the operation, he found that half of the 49 services returned under new names, but they carried out only half as much attack traffic for the next several months, with the number of attacks only returning to their previous level in March. That sustained dip was due, Clayton guesses, to the deterrent effect of the operation on potential booter customers. “I’d been pushing this idea that we should take down every booter in the world,” Clayton says. “We got halfway there.”

Yesterday, the FBI and Justice Department announced the success of yet another mass booter takedown, this time seizing 13 web domains of booter services. In fact, the DOJ says that 10 of those domains were seizures of reincarnated, renamed booters that had also been seized in the previous sweep in December, an action meant to signal to booter operators that they can’t evade law enforcement by merely relaunching their service with a new name and domain. Meanwhile, prosecutors also announced yesterday that four of the six defendants charged in that previous operation have now pleaded guilty.

Despite their constant communication, the members of Big Pipes and the FBI are careful to note that the internet services with staff members in the group don’t share their users’ private information without going through the usual legal processes of subpoenas and search warrants. Nor does the FBI share private data with Big Pipes, or blindly arrest or search people based on the group’s leads, Peterson says; the FBI investigates the defendants from scratch, treating information from Big Pipes as it would tips from any source. The FBI’s 2018 case against Gatrel, for instance, began with a subpoena to Cloudflare—a DDOS mitigation service Gatrel was ironically using to protect his own booter website—and then search warrants for Gatrel’s Google accounts.

But Peterson says Big Pipes’ work has nonetheless significantly helped him understand who to target in the booter landscape and how to pursue them far more efficiently. “If you take Big Pipes away, could we have worked cases against booter services? Yes,” he says. “But it might have taken a few more years to get to a similar scale.”

The FBI and Big Pipes’ increasing tempo of disruption may well just push booter services deeper into the shadows, rather than eliminating them. But if booter operators stop advertising on the open internet and move to the dark web, for instance, Clayton argues that the move would make it more obvious to their customers that the services are illegal and risky, and thus reduce demand for them.

In fact, he and other members of Big Pipes argue that most booter customers seem to believe—or convince themselves—that merely paying to use one of the services to knock out an adversary’s internet connection isn’t against the law, or at least isn’t an enforceable crime. When the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) ran a six-month Google advertising campaign in 2018 to intercept people seeking booter services and warn them about their illegality, Clayton’s research group found that attack traffic in the UK remained flat for those six months, while it increased at its usual pace in other countries.

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In the years since, law enforcement agencies seem to have learned from that experiment: The FBI now also buys similar Google advertisements to warn potential booter customers that paying for the services is a crime. The UK’s NCA, meanwhile, has not only launched new advertising campaigns but even run its own fake booter services to identify would-be customers and then send them warnings—sometimes even with in-person visits—about the consequences of paying for criminal DDOS attacks.

Big Pipes’ Allison Nixon says she hopes that softer tactics like those can intercept would-be booter service operators early, before they start committing felonies: She’s found that most booter operators start as customers before launching their own service. But for people who aren’t dissuaded by those interventions, she says, Big Pipes and its partners at the FBI will still be watching them.

“The hope is that this whole show of force will convince some of them to quit and get a real job,” Nixon says. “We want to send a message that there are people tracking you. There are people paying attention to you. We have our eyes on you, we might get you next. And it might not even be on Christmas.”

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Bigpipe is a New Zealand broadband provider, self-described as ‘the only internet provider that just offers cheap broadband’.

Bigpipe NZ is designed for a quick and easy broadband plan decision, as every internet plan is unlimited, naked and loaded with add-ons (including a free router if you commit to a 12-month contract). As one of New Zealand’s smaller internet service providers, Bigpipe boasts a personalised internet service starting with ADSL to the faster VDSL options, all the way through to ultra-fast fibre.

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Choosing the right Big Pipe broadband plan depends on your specific internet usage and requirements. Here are some considerations to help you decide:

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This plan is suitable for very light internet users who mainly check emails and browse basic websites. It may not be sufficient for streaming or online gaming.

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This plan offers the slowest download speed in the list, suitable for basic internet activities like web browsing and email. Consider this plan if you have minimal internet needs or if you're in an area where faster connections are unavailable.

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This plan is for standard web browsing and email. It provides a better speed than the Lite ADSL plan, but it's not ideal for streaming or high-demand online tasks.

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VDSL provides faster speeds than ADSL, making it suitable for activities like streaming in standard definition (SD) and light online gaming. Choose this plan if you need faster speeds for moderate internet usage.

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This VDSL plan offers even faster download and upload speeds, making it suitable for households with multiple users, online gaming, and 4K streaming.

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Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) offers significantly faster speeds than ADSL and VDSL, making it suitable for streaming in high definition (HD), video conferencing, and general household use. This plan is a great choice if you want a high-speed internet connection for a wide range of online activities.

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This UFB plan offers a balance between speed and cost. It's a good choice if you need high-speed internet for streaming and work but don't require the fastest available.

Elite UFB $109/month with 881Mbps download speed

This is the fastest Big Pipe broadband plan on the list, providing extremely high download speeds.

Consider this plan if you have demanding internet needs, such as 4K streaming, multiple users, or if you have a home office that relies on a very fast and reliable internet connection

Here are some more things to ponder on when choosing the right Big Pipe Internet plan:

  • Consider your typical internet activities. If you mostly browse the web and check emails, a slower plan might suffice. For streaming and gaming, go for faster options.
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  • Keep in mind that these are just download speeds. If you frequently upload large files or engage in activities like video conferencing, upload speeds are also important.

Why Sign Up With Bigpipe?

Bigpipe broadband plans are simple and straightforward, meaning you won’t have to um-and-ah over and over about which option is best for you.

With the added benefit of receiving your first three months free of charge when you sign up to any year-long contract with Bigpipe NZ – what’s not to love? Simple options are an attractive prospect to many, especially if you’ve recently moved and just want to get online.

You can compare Bigpipe to other providers here on glimp if you’re looking to get the most out of your internet provider.

Is Bigpipe Internet the best broadband provider for you?

Bigpipe internet plans are very well-suited to Kiwis who don’t want to meticulously pick apart every plan from their provider to figure out what’s best.

Combine Bigpipe NZ’s dedication to customer service, along with the perks that come with a year-long broadband commitment, and their offerings start to look pretty good!

You can see how Bigpipe promos compares to other NZ broadband providers by using the glimp broadband comparison tool.

Types of Bigpipe Internet Broadband Deals and Plans

Bigpipe fibre broadband plans.

Bigpipe NZ’s naked UFB plans are some of the fastest available on the market – ideal for those who live on the internet and need a lightning-fast connection. Bigpipe fibre is only available to properties that have access to fibre infrastructure, but as the Government rolls this out to more properties each year, it will become much easier to get connected.

Bigpipe unlimited broadband plans

Bigpipe offers some of the most simple and streamlined unlimited broadband options in NZ. All Bigpipe internet plans are unlimited, meaning you’ll never run out of bandwidth whether you’re on ADSL, VDSL, or fibre. This is ideal for homes with lots of people who are online regularly.

Bigpipe naked broadband plans

As with Bigpipe unlimited internet, they offer one of the most simplified naked broadband solutions in NZ . Just like unlimited, every Bigpipe broadband plan is naked so it’s a quick and easy choice.

Bigpipe no-contract broadband plans

Fortunately, unlike some other New Zealand internet providers, Bigpipe internet comes with the option of a no-contract internet service. While this is a good option for flexibility, some may want to commit to a 12-month contract, as Bigpipe provides a free router and installation with this option.

Bigpipe ADSL broadband plans

For the basic starter package, Bigpipe NZ charges $79 for a standard, naked, unlimited ADSL connection. While most will want to go for faster options if they’re available, this connection type is ideal for light internet users.

Bigpipe VDSL broadband plans

VDSL is a step up in speed from ADSL, and is the go-to option for those who want a fast connection but do not live in a property that is fibre-enabled. Bigpipe VDSL services start at $89, an upper mid-range price in the NZ market at the moment.

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How much is the connection fee for Bigpipe?

Your connection fee varies depending on the big pipe broadband plan you choose. If you commit to a 12-month plan, your modem and connection are included at no extra charge. If you prefer the flexibility of a month-to-month plan, a $49 connection fee applies to initiate your broadband service.

Who owns Big Pipe?

Big pipe internet is owned by Spark New Zealand. Spark NZ is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the country and provides a range of telecommunications and internet services, including broadband, mobile, and more.

What is the smart modem for Bigpipe?

Some big pipe broadband plans come with a smart modem. The Bigpipe Smart Modem, also known as the Arcadyan VRV9517, is like the brain of your internet setup. It's designed to make your internet work better, especially if you're using Bigpipe's internet service. Here's what it does:

It provides super-fast Wi-Fi that can handle multiple devices at once. This means you can use your phone, tablet, laptop, and other gadgets without slowing down your internet.

It's like a smart traffic cop for your devices. It knows how to send data to different gadgets, so everyone gets their fair share without causing traffic jams.

It has a powerful brain (dual core processor) that helps in making sure your internet is speedy and responsive.

It can focus its signal where you need it most. So, if you're in your room or the backyard, it can send Wi-Fi there without losing much speed.

It has several ports for plugging in devices with wires, like your computer or gaming console.

It has security features to protect your internet from bad stuff on the internet.

The Bigpipe Smart Modem is like a super-smart, fast, and reliable internet helper. It ensures your internet is speedy, covers your whole home, and keeps everything safe while you browse, stream, or game.

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Is Bigpipe the best provider for you?

Are you tired of complicated broadband plans? Bigpipe NZ might just be the right provider for you! They are recommended for Kiwis who just want to be connected to the internet  – no more, no less. To encourage you to get on board, Bigpipe won’t charge you for the first three months when you sign up to a 12-month contract. With a dedicated customer service team, practical perks and phenomenal offerings, your broadband experience is guaranteed to be quick and easy with Bigpipe.

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Fibre broadband plans.

Bigpipe NZ offers one of the fastest ultra-fast broadband in New Zealand. Although it may only be available in selected areas for now, the government is continuing to roll out more infrastructures across the country, to make fibre accessible to more people.

Unlimited broadband plans

Whether your plan is ADSL, VDSL or fibre, you can have the option to make it unlimited with Bigpipe. They have the simplest and most honest unlimited broadband plans in NZ, with no hidden data caps. This is ideal for homes with lots of people in it who are online regularly.

Naked broadband plans

Bigpipe internet plans won’t provide you with a service that you don’t need - that’s why you can easily purchase naked broadband plans. Bigpipe NZ are committed to giving Kiwis only the most simplified naked broadband solutions.

No-contract broadband plans

Broadband doesn’t have to be a huge commitment, that’s why Bigpipe offers one of the most flexible no-contract options. Unlike some of their competitors, they want to give their customers freedom to choose a plan and provider that fits them best.

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How much does Bigpipe broadband cost?

Bigpipe internet plans start at $79. Compare this price to other providers, and it’s definitely on the cheaper offerings in New Zealand!

Does Bigpipe offer fibre broadband?

Definitely, anything from ADSL to fibre, you can purchase with Bigpipe NZ.

Can you add a phone line to your prepaid plan?

Unfortunately no - all Bigpipe internet plans come naked, and don’t have the option for a home landline.

What additional benefits does Bigpipe offer? 

Bigpipe NZ offers a free installation and router with a 12-month plan commitment. If you’re lucky, you might come across their free first three months promotion!

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Modems cost $99 on an open-term plan or free modem when you sign on for a 12-month contract.

How does Bigpipe broadband compare?

All plans are for 300/100Mbps with no home phone line. Unless indicated as an extra, all include a router, although a delivery fee can apply. It’s worth noting that most deals also include early termination fees, should you break your contract early. And many allow you to bring your own compatible router.

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What’s the deal with Bigpipe broadband?

Bigpipe offers cheap, ultra-fast broadband with a free modem on a 12-month contract. It’s a simple premise and one that cuts through the often confusing packages and deals offered by more expensive providers.

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The Bigpipe Big Guide to WiFi

by bigpipe-people | Jun 13, 2016 | Blog , Broadband , Technology | 2 comments

One of the things we hear often from our customers is that their WiFi is not working. We get a lot of messages like this: 

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It’s understandable why people get confused. To many, WiFi is the internet. It’s the technology that your phone, iPad, and lots of other devices use to get online. But, often, “WiFi” isn’t the same as “My internet connection.”  In the example above, the problem almost certainly has to do with the WiFi, and the Bigpipe connection is fine. It’s always tough when we get one of these messages because it’s difficult to explain that we can’t usually affect how well your WiFi works. We just supply the connection. Put more simply: 

WiFi is not the internet.


Think of Bigpipe as a water company – one with really big pipes, naturally. We deliver the water to your property and take care of the water meter. Nice and easy. WiFi is like your internal plumbing and other things that allow you to get at the water – taps, faucets, showers, and so on. And laptops and iPads and smartphones are like cups and kettles – things that allow you to get at the water and use it. 

The main difference between us and the water company is that if there’s something wrong with your WiFi, we’ll do what we can to help you fix it – but we can only do so much.  Fortunately, we know a bunch of tips and tricks that you can use to get your WiFi as good as it can be.

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How to get your wifi working well, everything in its right place..

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WiFi works using radio waves. Anything that emits or gets in the way of radio waves – for example, TVs, microwaves, other routers, cordless phones, walls – can interfere with your WiFi connection. For best results, place your router carefully. Make sure there are as few walls as possible between your devices and your router. Don’t put your router with other electronics like your TV. Give it its own special, privileged spot high on a shelf, like you would a valuable painting, or a cat.

And, if you can, try and place it somewhere in your house that is closer to where you like to use the internet.  Either in the middle of your house, or, if you like doing a lot of streaming to a big screen (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) then place it in a good spot with line of sight to your streaming device.

Change the frequency


Back in ye olden days, about five years ago, every WiFi enabled device used the 2.4 gigahertz frequency. Now, in our shiny new modern era, most WiFi devices can make use of 5 gigahertz frequencies – and so they should. 5 GHz is almost always better.

Most modern modem/routers output 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies simultaneously, by default. You can set the different frequencies to have the same login details, and then all you need to do is make sure to connect your iPad, laptop or phone to the 5 GHz network instead of the 2.4. Easy!

Make sure your network is secure

If you haven’t set up a wireless password for your WiFi network, do it. DO IT NOW. 

If you don’t have one, get a WiFi password now! Make your dreams come true!

Why? Because if you have an open wireless network, everyone can use it. And if you have an open network, we can guarantee that everyone is using it, right now. Your weird neighbours are using it to access websites with names that rhyme with “Horn Pub”. German tourists in the van down across the road are using it to have long Skype conversations in German with their German friends and German family and German Shepherds. Hackers are using it to hack into the mainframes and turn your computer into a mindless zombie slave. Of course, if you’ve got Bigpipe, you don’t have to worry about data caps, (and if you don’t have Bigpipe, you should  get it here !) but if there are a bunch of strangers using your WiFi, it can make still your connection really slow. Set up a username and password for your WiFi network. Make it a good one. Or your connection will be terrible.

Change the channel (advanced)

If you’ve been having WiFi trouble and you’re a bit more tech-comfortable than the average bear, it’s a really good idea to look at changing the channel on the router. Within each frequency band (2.4 and 5 GHz) there are a number of channels that the router uses to communicate with different devices on the network. If too many devices are using the same channel, you’ll get interference. How to fix it? Simply log in to your router and change the channel.

Of course, this isn’t necessarily simple, but it can definitely be worth having a go at figuring it out. The best way is probably to Google “change router channel [+ your router model name / number]”. There’s a good how-to guide here . 

Get a better modem/router


Bigpipe is a BYO modem service, and most modems will work fine – but let’s face it, if your modem is more than 3 years old, it’s probably getting a bit crusty. So why not get a new one? You can get some great modems here . We’ve also started offering the Bigpipe Modem, which you can buy from us for $199 – or get it half-price at $99 if you’re a new customer, or you’re changing Bigpipe plans. To extend our analogy from before, it’s like if your water company threw in a kick-ass kettle that made 500 cups of tea a minute. And if something ever does go wrong with your WiFi, it’s a lot easier for us to help you fix it.

Whenever possible, don’t use WiFi


We get it – WiFi is convenient. But it’s also a huge pain. Because it’s just radio waves, it’s vulnerable to interference from everything from other WiFi users to solar flares. Whenever you have a device that can accept a wired (Ethernet) connection from your route – PCs, game consoles, many laptops – use it. It’s nearly always faster and more reliable than WiFi. 

The End…?

If you’re having trouble with your WiFi in the future, try these tips first. We’ve also got a bunch of other ways to optimise your connection at our Bigpipe Big Guide to Improving Your Broadband If you’ve got any tried and true tips and tricks for getting WiFi working (microwaving your router or deleting System 32 don’t count) feel free to leave them in the comments!

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We have 30 employees (Title Company) we scan large document packages , upload, our phones are voip, plus we have several web based applications we use daily to operate. How big of an internet pipe is needed to function with no latency/calls dropping? We moving our office up the road 2-3 miles - currently we have 300/300 pipe when we move we are being told we will have a 3 meg pipe to function? any solutions? also how will this affect sending/receiving emails with attachments 5-15 MB?

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Author Gregg Wilson

Um...  let's clarify - you're in a building now with 300/300 service and you're dropping to a 3/? service?  You're moving from cable/fiber internet to DSL/Dialup?

If that's the case, who made the decision to move to a location with literally ZERO internet access?  In today's world, a business can't operate on those slow speeds.

Author Denis Kelley

300 to 3. Folks be hating. I had a bonded T1, roughly that size and still was able to accept email with attachments. I limited to 10, but could have handled 15. The big thing will be downloading files. It will just take longer.

Author Tim B.

Is 3M all that's available? Or is this a cost cutting measure over the 300M being paid for currently?

For the phone part, you'd probably need to know how many of those 30 people are on the phone at the same time? And how often?

Author Tracy Fowler

Our "IT" department which really isn't certified "IT" - Our current location Frontier is our provider when our "IT" called to move service to our new location. They were told Frontier is in bankruptcy and the only thing available is a 3 meg pipe. We are a title company with 30 employees - the new location we bought is an old Care Now building -it's been vacant for 5 years before we purchased it last July. Since Frontier is in bankruptcy "new service" is in limbo because they are liquidating and I am thinking until they are sold? I don't know- any options other than 3 meg? what about satellite? I know it's better than 3 meg but not much? Any suggestions? 

Author Steven Nichols

Are there any P2P services in your area? ( AirMax, etc). You will pay a premium but will also get far better speeds than that. Are there any neighbors/partners in the area within Line of Sight that you could piggyback off of? Thinking outside the box on that one but 2-3 miles is no big deal if you set up a P2P on your own with them. (Point 2 Point)

Author Peter Šori

Can 30 employes all call at the same time? Then you'll need to dedicate 3Mbit/s Up/Down just for VOIP.

For emails, you could spin up a small linux machine (VM) with minimum requirements and setup postfix to work as a local smtp server. This would mean your workers would not feel the bandwidth problems when sending mail. For receiving is another story -- if you have ourside mail provider that is using imap, you could again setup a local server that would work only internaly and over VPN (from outside) and your server would download all mail from your provider. This again would feel seamless to your workers, but your emails will take longer to receive into and send out of company.

But 3M is absolutelly not enough, if you will not block any of social sites, youtube, any news page with video, etc... You need 1M for youtube per user, if they wish to watch at normal quality.

I had a company with 30 office workers and had them on 10M symetrical, they had in house mail server and VoIP. They sent and received a lot of larger attachements and it was enough for them to occaisionally open up local news site or YT, but this was few years back, when people were satisfied with 480p.

In the end is up to you to weight how slow is acceptable to receive and send attachements and to lock down any video streaming and internet radios.

Author Matt Cavallin

3mb/s? This is a bad business decision to move into this building without first checking on available bandwidth.

Have you seen what kind of speeds you could get over cellular? Verizon might be an option.

If you are stuck with 3mb/s you will need to block most social media, news, youtube, anything that streams audio and video. You will also likely need to implement QOS for your voice traffic. If you have a modern firewall, you can throttle down bandwidth usage with traffic shaping rules. For example, you can limit the max bandwidth per client to say 500kb/s.

Author Brit Hefty

I would check to see if there is a WISP in your area, 3mb is going to be painful.  

All else fails you could try to handle your own wireless link (but it would take a bunch of work and communication with another location.) Opens a new window

Author David Hoffman

In most places that I know where Frontier is a provider, there are other ISPs...  Let's connect you to  Phil@CommQuotes ​ Phil can check this address and see what should be available. Even a cable provider like Comcast would be better. Then that 3Mb could be your failover line.

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Any chance of getting multiple 3MB lines and using a router with dual/multi-wan capabilities to get a little fatter pipe?

As everyone has said its going to be a big hit to business if your pipe is that thin. Maybe go from VoIP to traditional phones? Limit traffic to strictly business related sites, cut out streaming services/youtube/spotify etc.

You ISP may even offer hosted phone service that wouldn't consume your 3MB pipe

Author Brian McKee

As others have said, 3 will not work for you.

You could consider multiple circuits, dedicate one to phones, the other to internet use - but honestly even that will really suck for internet use....

Find more bandwidth.

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olydrh wrote: In most places that I know where Frontier is a provider, there are other ISPs...  Let's connect you to  Phil@CommQuotes ​ Phil can check this address and see what should be available. Even a cable provider like Comcast would be better. Then that 3Mb could be your failover line.

Hey thanks for the tagaroo Dave!  Sure I can help. And boy oh boy, don't you love when management says, HEY IT, we're moving and you gonna get 10X LESS the bandwidth you have today!  DEAL WITH IT!  

To answer your question, each voip call will take about 100k up and down uncompressed.  So if all 30 users are on the phone, you'll need 3M just for the voice. If you using 10 concurrent calls, you'll need 1M (or 33% of your pipe just to make a phone call).  You will need to be very aware of your QOS settings if you go this route, as you will likely saturate that pipe multiple times today.  I don't think this is a good option, but perhaps you are in a very rural place with no options.  But even then... there are options! 

What you are experiencing is actually not that uncommon.  You are likely TODAY using a broadband fiber connection which is priced like Coax but offers symmetrical service.  Not sure if you are using Centurylink Fiber+, ATT Business Fiber, COX Shared Fiber, VX/Frontier FIOS or whatever you may be on but those are limited and those who have them are pretty spoiled!  I have a 1GIG x 1GIG at my house for $90/mo.  Now that's broadband but you can better believe it does the job just fine for me and my family.  With that said, you may not have that specific service available at the new LOC, but I can assure you that there are probably higher bandwidth options. They just may be more expensive so the question of COST vs Benefit is one that you may have to have.  REgardless, you will need to operate a business and we have dozens of title company clients and they actually do quite a bit of business using cloud apps and voice.

Any time I hear "3M" that sounds like Bonded T1's and that means way to expensive for so small bandwidth as well. Most ISP's are killing the Copper service and making it VERY affordable to build in fiber.  We install fiber in farms, mountain tops, rural communities every day.  Sometimes you just need to know who to talk to.

I am making a lot of assumptions here but yes, send me the address and I will check out all the broadband and fiber/DIA options.  We'll check for dedicated fixed wireless, bonded LTE and some other options as well.  We may also need to look at combining a few smaller connections into one larger pipe if needed as well.  

If there is one thing we do here, is PROVIDE OPTIONS!  And we have done this for thousands of SpiceHeads worldwide across our 300+ ISP, VoIP and Cloud providers - all with better pricing and support/escalation channels than going to any sales rep directy.  Happy to help you!

Shoot me a PM here or request help on our website: Opens a new window .

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3mbps?  I had that back in 1999, and even then it sucked.  Honestly, prepare for a bumpy ride.  That is not enough.  not even close.

Author Ethan Harris

It'll be pretty horrible.  If you can get two 3 Mb pipes and dedicate one to voip you'll still be able to make phone calls and send emails but not much beyond that.

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Hey OP - As far as VoIP and call quality goes, have you looked into SD-WAN yet as a possible solution? I'm not sure what other providers are offering this yet, however it might be worth your while to check out what Vonage Opens a new window has to offer -  Our WAN solutions automatically route traffic to the available network path. It can recognize 2,000+ application routes and prioritize traffic by application-The multipath optimization delivers the highest quality experience. And because SD-WAN optimization technology constantly searches for the best possible path for real-time communication data to take, communications are always properly prioritized. It’s basically like getting bigger bandwidth but only when you have traffic congestion.

There's a lot more details to this solution of course so I'd recommend checking out this e-book Opens a new window on the subject if you're still curious! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions of course and I'll be happy to assist. Good luck! :) 

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Hi Tracy! Geez, that's terrible news, but it sounds unlikely that the 3M is your only option. As a long-time business ISP broker, I might be able to find some other alternatives.

If you PM me with the address, I'm happy to send you a quick survey with available options and prices.

In the meantime, you might also want to look into SD-WAN to help. Here is a video that might be useful. Opens a new window

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Mike (AeroCom Inc.) wrote: Hi Tracy! Geez, hat's terrible news, but it sounds unlikely that the 3M is your only option. As a long-time business ISP broker, I might be able to find some other alternatives. If you PM me with the address, I'm happy to send you a quick survey with available options and prices. In the meantime, you might also want to look into SD-WAN to help. Here is a video that might be useful. Opens a new window

Agreed. you have other options.  Some firewalls (like the Sonicwall) have the ability to share more than one line.

Going way back to the early 2000's we were stuck with 2 bonded T1 lines.  I added a Comcast residential modem (at that time, only 5mbps, but still nearly double the bonded T1's) and had the Sonicwall load balance.  It made a huge difference.

Author Mike L

You could make 3Mbps work, but it will be rough with VoIP. You'd need a good IT person to make sure it all works without disrupting phone calls. I'd strongly recommend going through Phil/Commquotes and seeing what your options are.

Author John Reese

As someone who dealt with a site with a bonded T1 (4.5Mbps), you're going to have a miserable time.    Someone watching YouTube or a video?  Using FaceTime or similar?  Heavier SaaS app?   Large file upload/downloads?   Any of those will either outright saturate the connection or make it noticeably slow for all the other users.   If you can get a second internet connection of some sort, that would help immensely.

Author Sean Ratchford

Just to give you an example to compare. At this location we have about 50 employees who do massive amounts of document uploads to an AS400 server across the state, along with PBX and other common things. Network folders etc. All other sites route back to this site in order for certain programs and shares to function correctly. This site is on a 20Mb hybrid metro circuit and all other sites are 15Mb. We are finallly upgrading to 300 - 500Mb at our sites. The 15Mb pipe just barely allows everything to run smooth but if for example everyone were to try to open a certain program at once, it would cause a bottleneck which we have experienced. Some of the other sites which only have like maybe 6 employees still max out the bandwidth on a 15Mb connection so the fact you are going down to 3! I don't think you are going to like that. It will not be fun. 

Author Mark Rogalski

I think your IT department needs to shop around for a different ISP, it's a "simple" as that.

Unless your new location is only served by Frontier then you may just need to wait until their Bankruptcy settles and the new owner takes over the service accounts.

Some ISPs in my area (Seattle) Comcast Enterprise, AT&T, Century LInk, you can try this for your municipality to find whats near you - Opens a new window

Author thelanranger

IndustryTech87 wrote: ..... uploads to an AS400 server across the state, ............

AS400.. the beast that will never die!  lol

Author X Crockery

That isn't going to work even one little bit.

Satellite is not an option, but there are plenty of people around selling wireless products that offer excellent bandwidth.

If your employees weren't producing local files, I'd say move everything into the cloud and make the users use a virtual desktop, except even then 3MB isn't going to be anywhere near enough to run 30 deskptops.

You're going to have to send everybody to work from home until you get a proper service, and the first step is to approach a provider who is actually capable of delivering.

I have no idea why people are saying "SD-WAN!!!". I guess it's the latest buzz-word. You're talking about a single office location, so it isn't even remotely relevant, and as far as route optimisation and QoS go, those are exactly how WAN provider networks have worked for 20 years, and there is no QoS on the internet anyway.

Author Chris IT user

Have you looked at Cellular for a solution?  Even if its a backup or to aggregate your connections, it could be helpful. 

spicehead-1nzm7 wrote: That isn't going to work even one little bit. Satellite is not an option, but there are plenty of people around selling wireless products that offer excellent bandwidth. If your employees weren't producing local files, I'd say move everything into the cloud and make the users use a virtual desktop, except even then 3MB isn't going to be anywhere near enough to run 30 deskptops. You're going to have to send everybody to work from home until you get a proper service, and the first step is to approach a provider who is actually capable of delivering. I have no idea why people are saying "SD-WAN!!!". I guess it's the latest buzz-word. You're talking about a single office location, so it isn't even remotely relevant, and as far as route optimisation and QoS go, those are exactly how WAN provider networks have worked for 20 years, and there is no QoS on the internet anyway.

Yes sdwan is a buzzword which is why you are hearing it in this conversation, as it is often associated with bonding/aggregating multiple circuits together for active/active load balancing and other application traffic optimization.

As you are referring it to an actual WAN design, it would not apply.  But that's what marketing and sales people thrive on... Market confusion, hype and a lot of "magic"!

In this case, sd-wan appliance is definitely something that should be reviewed and discussed, especially if larger bandwidth options do not exist or not cost effective).

Happy to talk to you more about the sdwan marketplace if you have interest.  We've positioned, designed and deployed,  hundreds of sdwan solutions  around the world, from a single site to 1000+!

Author Dan Marvin

3 Mb/s will be costly to your company's bottom line if it's critical to get things done in a timely manner. Even your customers will think less of you when they send documents to you if your web server is sitting behind the same 3 MB/s connection.

As someone already suggested, I would look for point-to-point wireless from an ISP in your area. There's always some company that will fill in for areas without standard broadband through cable.

Author Michael Mosso

Frontier is Filing chapter 11 , but not being sold . 

I just had 2 new Fiber lines run , so  they are not turning down business. 

Service has been rock solid since install on both locations. 

So I wouldn't rule out Frontier if they are in the area.

Satellite P2P is an option for Internet/web . 

Split your Traffic with a firewall , I've done this with Sonic wall TZ series

Wan1 3Mbps bonded = voip phones

Wan2  20/20Mbps Satelite=Internet /web

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Canada-based Shaw Communications Inc. Friday formed a new firm tasked with building a national fiber backbone for broadband Internet services.

Operating as Big Pipe Inc., the backbone buildout is set to become the primary means of big bandwidth transport for Shaw’s high-speed services.

Jim Shaw, Shaw Communcations president and chief executive officer, said it needs to be capable of proving broadband access to a half million users by the end of next year.

“With over 250,000 high-speed Internet customers and anticipated doubling of this customer base in 2001, we are one of the largest consumers of Internet Backbone bandwidth in Canada,” Shaw said. “As we continue to grow our high-speed Internet customer base and as demand for broadband applications and content grows with streaming video, audio and other multimedia rich content the demand for bandwidth will grow exponentially.”

In March, Shaw Communications set aside $30 million to construct a fiber optic network connecting British Columbia and other regions, as part of company’s $100 million fiber network buildout.

Shaw said the Big Pipe initiative completes a series of initiatives designed to expand its end-to-end broadband services.

“When completed, Big Pipe’s fiber network will extend connectivity to all the major Internet peering points in Canada and the U.S. and provide our customers with fast, reliable access to the Internet and the Worldwide Web,” Shaw said.

“Big Pipe will also be open for business to other Internet service providers and organizations that need end-to-end broadband connectivity to the Internet,” he added.

Shaw has been in the television entertainment industry for more than 35 years. It partnered with Excite@Home in 1997 to deliver cable broadband services throughout Canada during its 1998 launch.

Shaw@Home added almost 85,000 new cable modem clients in 1999 and currently provided broadband access more than 250,000 customers. Its cable footprint is capable of providing access to 1.5 million potential subscribers.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Big Pipe will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Shaw Ventures Inc. A separate executive team will manage the backbone services.

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2023: Why Comcast should worry

Four colliding trends will change how we watch video, get online and communicate with each other, and this should trouble the cable giant. chief strategy officer brad berens explains..


By Brad Berens

For years I’ve thought that—while Comcast’s cable television business had a future that made polar bears wince in sympathy—its lock on the cable internet business made the company invulnerable. Sure, cord-cutting and cord-shaving are eroding cable TV. Younger people in particular, unless they are big sports fans, don’t bother to subscribe (cord-nevers). However, Comcast still owns the big pipe, internet service, through which all streaming services surge. They’ll evolve, I thought, but they’ll be fine.

The trends are: 5G mobile data connections, ATSC 3.0, a new form of cable cutting, and superabundance.

5G is not just 20 percent better than 4G: it’s 1000 times better

With today’s 4G mobile data, as new Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg recently shared in the Wall Street Journal , 1,000 devices can connect per kilometer. The transition to 5G increases that number 1,000-fold to one million devices per kilometer.

This new bandwidth will enable new connected experiences that we haven’t begun to imagine, but it also means that people will be able to stream Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and the rest of the video services from their smart phones to the big screen on the living room wall—no cable connection required, no buffering expected.

But what about local TV and broadcast news?

It has been possible to put an antenna on your roof to capture broadcast signal for decades, but with a new advanced television technology called ATSC 3.0, you’ll simply buy a converter that will be as easy to install as a Roku box today.

ATSC 3.0 (say it three times, fast) increases the capacity of over-the-air broadcast by orders of magnitude. Today, for example, your local ABC affiliate can beam out one standard definition signal that looks crappy on your hi-def big screen TV, and you can’t even get it on your iPad. In the near future, with ATSC 3.0, ABC will be able to beam out multiple channels in ultra-high definition to televisions, mobile devices like phones and tablets, and even into moving cars.

If the average mid-sized city has ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, the CW and a local PBS station, each of whom can send, say, four UHD channels, then people will have 24 channels of content free over the air, eliminating the need to subscribe to cable or satellite in order to get your local news or the latest episode of Dancing with the Stars . It’s even more if you include Spanish-language broadcast like Telemundo and Univision.

ATSC 3.0 has not yet arrived, but it started testing in Phoenix last April .

Cutting the internet cable cord is already happening

In what Fortune recently called “the third wave of cord cutting,” as many as one in five households in the U.S. are abandoning their home internet service in favor of connecting only via smartphone (this number is from our friends at Pew).

We saw it with home land lines, and now we’re seeing it with home internet service.


The implications are enormous: if people are already cutting the internet cord with comparatively unsatisfying 4G connections, then it’s likely that more of them will cut the cord when 5G bandwidth arrives. Add 24 free broadcast channels on top of that via ATS 3.0, and the reasons to pay a couple hundred bucks each month for cable television seem anemic.

There’s too much to watch anyway

Back in 2016, Nielsen reported that on average Americans with cable television had access to 206 channels but watched fewer than 10 percent. We are, in other words, creating consideration sets rather than trying to get an overview of everything available to us on television, not to mention the superabundance of programming coming to us through streaming video.

Comcast’s bundle of hundreds of channels we don’t want that come along with the twenty we do want is an analog business model in a searchable, digital world.

Any business that relies on bundling for its profits should get night sweats. We saw this first with the music industry: Napster and iTunes broke open the CD bundle where you had to buy 12 songs to get the one you wanted. Newspapers were next, where you no longer had to pay for all the articles or classified ads in order to find the ones that interested you.

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It’s not happening this year, or next year, and probably not the year after that. Ordinarily, with publicly-traded companies like Comcast, something coming in 2023 is too far away to consider since the companies have to worry about reporting to Wall Street every quarter.

The best explanation of why this is a bad idea comes from Bill Gates, who wrote in his 1996 book The Road Ahead , “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.”

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Big Pipe is a Rogue Boss in Escape from Tarkov . He is part of the " Goon squad ".

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  • Killing Big Pipe as a Scav does not carry any penalties towards your Scav karma.
  • Big Pipe has different health values than PMCs and Scavs.
  • Instead of the typical 4 single slot pockets, he has 5 double slot pockets, bringing their total space to 10 slots.
  • Big Pipe needs to be killed for the quest Stray Dogs .

Big Pipe and the other members of the the Goon squad , Knight and Birdeye can be found on the following locations:

At the Scav base (ZB-013 extraction) building with the numerous mounted weapons.


At the antenna in the northwest (Scav Bunker extraction).


At the weather station on the hill in the southeast.


At the water treatment plant in the north, and at the blue chalet.


Note: According to the patch notes of patch , which introduced the Goon squad , they "do not stay in one location, but wander through them" and "if they are at one location, they will be absent from the others". Despite the patch notes saying this, there have been reports from the community that they have been encountered at the same time, or in a very short time span on different locations.

When a player is spotted by any one of the Goons, Knight and Big Pipe both rush the player.

Customs Scav base

The best way to deal with the Goons on Customs is to gain their attention while you are at the "Crackhouse" (medical building east of the Scav base). This can easily done by just walking around near the second story windows.

After gaining the attention of the Goons your best choice to kill them would be to sit in a room such as the dining room on the first floor and close the door, as this will create a small time period of them opening the door allowing you to shoot them with no repercussions.

Keep in mind that Birdeye will stay behind and wait till the action is over to show himself. In order to get Birdeye to show himself you either can wait for him to push you after you kill Knight and Big Pipe, or you could throw grenades in his direction in order to pinpoint his location.

Woods Antenna

Due to the Goons extremely long spotting distance it is a hard task to fight them at this location. This means that trying to fight them at this location is a very high risk decision.

Shoreline Weather station

You first want to get the attention of the Goons. This can be easily done by playing a game of "Chicken" with them by quickly running up and down the hill until you hear voice lines or you start getting shot at.

Once you gain their attention you want to run down the hill a little bit and wait for them to push you. Make sure to not hold an angle where only your head is exposed, such as leaning behind a tree.

Both Knight and Big Pipe will rush towards you, giving you a chance to shoot them. After Big Pipe and Knight are dealt with, Birdeye will reposition to find an angle on you, or he will rush you.

Birdeye is an extremely easy kill if he's out in the open and in close range. If he decides to reposition your best options are to throw grenades to find him or try to get him to rush you by continuously re-peeking him until he pushes you.

Lighthouse Blue chalet

Try to push into the chalet and wait in the first floor sauna room for them to push you. Use the rocks on the east side in order to safely enter the building.

Lighthouse Water treatment plant

They can spawn in many locations in the area, but most of the time luring them into buildings will keep you safe from cross fire.

Big Pipe can spawn with any key or keycard in his pockets.

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Big Pipe concept art

Big Pipe together with Knight and Birdeye concept art

Big Pipe together with Knight and Birdeye concept art

  • Knight and Big Pipe both wear combat pants in NWU Type 3 (AOR2) camouflage, which is a pattern exclusively used by the US Navy and notably their special operation members such as the Navy SEALs .
  • His upper wear appears to be a Patagonia Level 9 Combat Shirt in MultiCam with sleeves cut off, which can be identified by the unique shapes of shoulder pockets and attached velcro panels. His shoes appears to be Asolo Fugitive GTX in Wool/Black color. Both items are known to have been used by operators of the Navy SEALs.
  • Big Pipe wears a Tactical Tailor 40mm Belt 12rd in Coyote Brown color.
  • Big Pipe has a "Bone Frog" and "NAVY SEALS" tattoo pattern on his left arm, the "Bone Frog" pattern is an iconic logo of Navy SEALs.
  • Big Pipe and Birdeye have a friendly rivalry, evidenced by voice lines such as;
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  1. Does Your Business Need a Big Pipe?

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  1. Unlimited Naked Broadband. ADSL & Fibre Internet

    ADSL & Fibre Internet | Bigpipe Easy setup. Great price. Any Bigpipe plan. No fixed term. Leave anytime. Get it now You'll need to bring your own modem. $49 connection fee applies. Service not available everywhere. NO FIXED TERM All of our plans include: Unlimited Data Easy sign-up Expert online support

  2. Broadband Plans

    Choose the Bigpipe broadband plan that suits you. All of them are unlimited and naked with no data caps, easy sign-up, and expert online support - plus you get to choose whether you want a leave-anytime plan or a free modem with a 12 month contract! They're the same price each month, so it's a nice easy decision :) All of our plans include:

  3. The Team of Sleuths Quietly Hunting Cyberattack-for-Hire Services

    May 9, 2023 7:00 AM The Team of Sleuths Quietly Hunting Cyberattack-for-Hire Services For a decade, a group called Big Pipes has worked behind the scenes with the FBI to target the worst...

  4. Bigpipe Broadband

    Bigpipe Broadband, Auckland, New Zealand. 10,027 likes · 5 were here. Unlimited broadband from $79/month. No termination fee. Bigpipe is nothing but...

  5. Bigpipe Broadband Review

    Bigpipe in a Nutshell: Bigpipe is one of the biggest broadband providers in New Zealand and is known for offering a large number of plans for different needs Coverage: New Zealand-wide broadband using ADSL, VDSL, and UFB technologies How to get the best price on Bigpipe broadband plan:

  6. Compare Bigpipe Internet Deals NZ

    Bigpipe is a New Zealand broadband provider, self-described as 'the only internet provider that just offers cheap broadband'. Bigpipe NZ is designed for a quick and easy broadband plan decision, as every internet plan is unlimited, naked and loaded with add-ons (including a free router if you commit to a 12-month contract).

  7. Bigpipe Broadband NZ

    Bigpipe offers simple, fast, unlimited, and cheap broadband options in New Zealand. You can choose from ADSL, VDSL, or fibre plans with no data caps, no throttling, and no contracts. Sign up to a 12-month contract at CompareBear and get the first three months free.

  8. Bigpipe Broadband Review

    Modem shipping: $10. $68.75 (Includes current deal: 1 month free on 12-month contract) ($59.58 with $27 or above 4-weekly Skinny mobile plan) Save further $5/m for 12 months for BYO modem. Standard price: $75/m. Contact*. Only offers broadband + power/gas bundles. Bundle deals only, no fixed term: $70: broadband + power + gas.

  9. Bigpipe

    Home Providers Bigpipe Bigpipe Information Plans Reviews News Some plans may not be available at your property. Enter your address to check. Rating: high to low Price per month Sorry, please try again later... Compare Bigpipe broadband plans, Bigpipe prices and read Bigpipe broadband reviews at Broadband Compare NZ.

  10. The Bigpipe Big Guide to WiFi

    WiFi is not the internet. Think of Bigpipe as a water company - one with really big pipes, naturally. We deliver the water to your property and take care of the water meter. Nice and easy. WiFi is like your internal plumbing and other things that allow you to get at the water - taps, faucets, showers, and so on.

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    "When completed, Big Pipe's fibre network will extend connectivity to all the major Internet peering points in Canada and the U.S. and provide our customers with fast, reliable access to the...

  12. What are Huge Pipes?

    Huge Pipes: The term "huge pipes" is used to refer to a high-speed or high-bandwidth Internet connection. Huge pipes are also known as fat pipes.

  13. How big of an Internet pipe?

    How big of an Internet pipe? Posted by tracyfowler on Feb 21st, 2020 at 6:12 AM Needs answer General Networking We have 30 employees (Title Company) we scan large document packages , upload, our phones are voip, plus we have several web based applications we use daily to operate.

  14. What Modem Settings Are Best For Bigpipe

    Bigpipe modems come pre-configured and ready to go out of the box - just plug it in and you should be good to go! BYO Modems If you're using a different modem, it may also work without changing anything. However, correct modem configuration can make a big difference to network performance.

  15. How Broadband Infrastructure Gets Built

    Overview. Each day in the U.S., Americans access billions of webpages, stream millions of videos, and participate in thousands of hours of virtual meetings over broadband networks.All of this relies on the physical infrastructure of the internet—cables, wires, servers, routers, network switches, pipes, poles, wireless towers, and more. And building, connecting, and maintaining that ...

  16. Shaw Builds Big Pipe

    July 28, 2000 Canada-based Shaw Communications Inc. Friday formed a new firm tasked with building a national fiber backbone for broadband Internet services. Operating as Big Pipe Inc., the backbone buildout is set to become the primary means of big bandwidth transport for Shaw's high-speed services.

  17. Cheap Broadband

    Just cheap naked broadband. Bigpipe only does broadband. That's it. No phone lines, no random package deals for extra stuff that you don't want or need. We're the only broadband provider that does it this way, and that's how we're able to keep our broadband prices low. We also like to keep the prices for our broadband plans nice and ...

  18. 2023: Why Comcast should worry

    Sure, cord-cutting and cord-shaving are eroding cable TV. Younger people in particular, unless they are big sports fans, don't bother to subscribe (cord-nevers). However, Comcast still owns the big pipe, internet service, through which all streaming services surge. They'll evolve, I thought, but they'll be fine. That's no longer the case.

  19. Big Pipe

    Big Pipe is a Rogue Boss in Escape from Tarkov. He is part of the "Goon squad". Killing Big Pipe as a Scav does not carry any penalties towards your Scav karma. Big Pipe has different health values than PMCs and Scavs. Instead of the typical 4 single slot pockets, he has 5 double slot pockets, bringing their total space to 10 slots. Big Pipe needs to be killed for the quest Stray Dogs. Big ...

  20. Bigpipe

    No data caps, easy sign-up & great online support. ADSL, VDSL & the fastest fibre in NZ. Customers love our service - find out why :)

  21. Troubleshooting Your Broadband Internet Connection

    If your problem can't be solved with our support tools, get in touch with our online support team here. No data caps, easy sign-up & great online support. ADSL, VDSL & the fastest fibre in NZ. Customers love our service - find out why :)