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News Gap between actual and advertised broadband speed widens

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 27 Jul 2011.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. TheLegendJoe

    TheLegendJoe Syntax error

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    48-51Mbp/s on my 50Mb package, Virgin [f][t][w] ;)
     
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  3. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    it sucks living in lincolnshire, my town hasn't made it to 20Mb yet, and as they are rolling out infinity, which we aren't even on the roadmap for, we wont ever get that speed until infinity comes, probably around 2020 for us
     
  4. lp1988

    lp1988 Well-Known Member

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    This is why we are using fiberwire, 10/10 Mbps advertised. 15/20 Mbps actual last I tested. XD
     
  5. MrJay

    MrJay You are always where you want to be

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    Location: Isle of Wight
    ISP: Sky
    Advertised Speed: 20mbps
    What i get: 15mbps

    Close enough for me : )
     
  6. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Portugal <3. 100Mbit Down / 20Mbit Up. Tested, obtained.
     
  7. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    I'm lucky to get 4.8mbps living in a town on an estate, a few country villages along they are lucky to get 1.0/2.1 mbps!
     
  8. mpr

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    Location : Huntingdon (about 1 mile from the main transfer box)
    ISP : BT
    Advertised Package: 25 (could be 20)mbps

    Unfortunately I'm lucky to get 340kbs usually more like 100kbs

    Fibre will be available in the next year or so via Sky and Cable via Virgin (a few years longer), sadly I won't be here to reap the benefits.
     
  9. oatey4519

    oatey4519 can't be arsed...

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    Sky: 20mb Advertised
    Actual: 19mb - very happy with that.

    Location: Flatland Fens
     
  10. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Location: Yeovil, Somerset
    ISP: Talk Talk Unlimited
    Advertised Speed: Up to 20Mb
    Actual Speed: 6-8Mbit.

    Despite a much lower than advertised peak speed I am not too bothered as our lines are known to be rubbish. When we get the chance of cable I will be jumping on that.
     
  11. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    Virgin Cheesecake? My family have been with virgin for years and we've had nothing but trouble from them. they are constantly throttling our speed down as soon as anyone starts to do anything!

    We are paying for the 20MB package, in truth we get 10 percent of that, last time i checked we get something between 2-8MB.

    We are honestly biding our time until another provider starts giving affordable fibre broadband and then we are switching.
     
  12. scuppy

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    still stuck with 1Mbit downspeed in my village :(
     
  13. Edwards

    Edwards Active Member

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    Virgin Cheesecake. I regularly get downloads at 5.8-6.0MBps on my 50mbps line.
     
  14. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Another happy VM 50Mb customer here..... Geoboy333, do you get fibre or ADSL?
     
  15. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    Ours normally hovers around the 31 meg mark on a 30 meg Virgin line with about 3 meg upload as well. Sooo much better than the BT line we had which was supposed to be anything from 8 to 20 depending on who you asked and we would often see speed of between 0.3 and 6...
     
  16. Dwarfer

    Dwarfer New Member

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    Virgin 50Mb Advertised

    Usually download at just over 6MB/sec

    Upload is between 3-5MB/sec
     
  17. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    A happy BT customer. Haven't had any problems with them compared to neighbors that are with talk talk, orange and virgin. Both Talk talk and Orange suck (promised around 6Mpbs and they got >1Mbps with the Orange service constantly dropping. Virgin I think was a dodgy installition with the router not working, a problem with the line and just taking ages to fix but now that its up and running they're very happy with it but it is well below the rated speed.
    My BT line has dropped from 6Mbps (I have seen it at 12Mbps around 2am) to 3.26Mbps tho im putting that down to kids being afraid of the sun and playing consoles.
     
  18. TheLegendJoe

    TheLegendJoe Syntax error

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    We're on fibre so that might be why, and they only throttle Torrent uploads (to 500Kbp/s so it takes a while to get a good seed ratio) due to being on the L package.
     
  19. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    O2 quoted:
    On this number you'll get a download speed of around 5.5 meg.

    and my parents get around that speed. so their tool is pretty good.

    all providers should have similar tool. up to 20Mbps means nothing.
     
  20. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    80Mb/s on my '50Mb/s' connection :p And next year we go 100Mb/s here, so I should get 150Mb/s ish...

    P.S. I still have the record for home internet connection speed...
     
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