UK 'misled' on broadband speeds

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That's not news really...used to have 20mg with VM, downgraded to 10mb because of the money saving...its faster than when I had 20mg :err:
 

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That's not news really...used to have 20mg with VM, downgraded to 10mb because of the money saving...its faster than when I had 20mg :err:

really? thats weird cause this mainly applies to ADSL providers as BB via cable (as with VM) is constant as far as i was aware
 

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That's not news really...used to have 20mg with VM, downgraded to 10mb because of the money saving...its faster than when I had 20mg :err:

You have an old modem that dosnt support 20+ correctly, I take it its one of the sliver ambit ones you still have?
 

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That's not news really...used to have 20mg with VM, downgraded to 10mb because of the money saving...its faster than when I had 20mg :err:

Hmmmm..... Even when traffic shaped you get 12mb on a 20mb connection.

When traffic shaped on a 10mb connection you get 2mb. So you should of complained if you was not getting those speeds, or ran a traceroute to see where the slow down was. Try proxies and stuff.

ADSL is sheet! Trust me, I used to work for openreach fixing the stuff. It will never get better even with the fibre to the cab, as the circuit is only as good as the weakest link, so as soon as it hits .4 copper or even aluminium on the line your speeds drop rapidly. BT should pay VM and join forces to create a super fibre network, but we all know that aint going to happen, but that is the only way that speeds and services will ever get better.

FFS in Japan the average connection is 35mbps!
 

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My is the small back modem with green lights ...
Now I get average of 22-25mg ...but only paying for 10mg since February ...I'll keep my mouth well shut! lol
I think is just a matter of time until they realise the cock up.
 

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My is the small back modem with green lights ...
Now I get average of 22-25mg ...but only paying for 10mg since February ...I'll keep my mouth well shut! lol
I think is just a matter of time until they realise the cock up.

Am I reading this wrong or something? Your getting 22-25mb on a 10mb connection? Yet when you was on 20mb you got no where near that? Sure you weren't on 50mb mate? Cos there is no way you would get over 20mb on a 20mb connection.

I had free internet for over a year from NTL as they didnt remove the mac properly off the system, so its possible they have changed it but the system still thinks your on a higher speed.
 

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Am I reading this wrong or something? Your getting 22-25mb on a 10mb connection? Yet when you was on 20mb you got no where near that? Sure you weren't on 50mb mate? Cos there is no way you would get over 20mb on a 20mb connection.

I had free internet for over a year from NTL as they didnt remove the mac properly off the system, so its possible they have changed it but the system still thinks your on a higher speed.

m8 I get 22mg and I am paying for a 10mg connection. they cocked it up big time. but I wont complaint will I?! lol
 

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m8 I get 22mg and I am paying for a 10mg connection. they cocked it up big time. but I wont complaint will I?! lol

Im not saying you aint mate, and I certainly wouldn't either. But are you sure you were on 20mb to begin with, and not 50mb??
 

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20mg ... that's what said on my bill statement

Sounds like they fooooked up bigger than you thought then. But as you said, dont complain as its in your favour.
 
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