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#173961 - 24th Sep 2007 1:07pm Broadband speeds under scrutiny
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Originally Posted By: bbc.co.uk
Broadband speeds in the UK are much slower than advertised by internet service providers, a study by Computeractive magazine has found.
Some 3,000 readers took part in speed tests and 62% found they routinely got less than half of the top speed advertised by their provider.


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#173963 - 24th Sep 2007 1:14pm Re: Broadband speeds under scrutiny [Re: Mark]
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Mines faster then advertised. Lol. But to be fair, thats why they say "upto" 8Mbps, they also clearly state that the speed is dependent upon your line, distance from the exchange etc...

Its just the bloody government wanting to waste money as usual, instead of going after the real criminals in consumer standards; ie TALKTALK lol.

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#173965 - 24th Sep 2007 1:20pm Re: Broadband speeds under scrutiny [Re: MattLFC]
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This is an interesting read Solve disputes with your ISP

I think i'm getting what i should with virgin media.
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#173974 - 24th Sep 2007 3:50pm Re: Broadband speeds under scrutiny [Re: Mark]
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can someone point me in the direction of a good bband speed test please

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#173976 - 24th Sep 2007 5:03pm Re: Broadband speeds under scrutiny [Re: Wheels]
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http://www.xcellweb.net/downloads/

Download any of the large files on there, ive known people to pull 20Mbps from it no problem, it maxes my 8Mbps connection. Give the speed a minute or so to settle and it will give you a good indication of your speed.

The "speed tests" you find online are very rarely accurate, there servers cant usually provde enough bandwidth.

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#180199 - 18th Oct 2007 6:42pm Re: Broadband speeds under scrutiny [Re: MattLFC]
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I can download some of them files at about 700k/sec
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#180202 - 18th Oct 2007 6:45pm Re: Broadband speeds under scrutiny [Re: AX_125]
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What speed is your connection sposed to be matey?

Sounds pretty good if its 8Mbps.

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#180331 - 19th Oct 2007 3:57pm Re: Broadband speeds under scrutiny [Re: MattLFC]
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i get around 200kbps which for 2mbs connection sucks.. VM suck 100%
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