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UK broadband users cheated on internet speeds


simonjary

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The Guardian is reporting that most of us are paying for a lot more broadband usage than we actually receive.

UK broadband users cheated on internet speeds Up to 60% shortfall on advertised broadband speeds

Anyone here get what they pay for?

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OTT_B

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it sounds like you are your own worst enemy, Chegs ®™

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CurlyWhirly

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I only get 3 Mbps as I live a long way from the exchange but with my exchange due to get FTTC in a few months time, I should be able to get 33 Mbps then so a massive improvement.

I used the following link to check and got 100% probability so it's just a matter of time.

http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/fibre/checker.php

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HondaMan

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Speeds always confuse me. Some count 1024Mbs as a GB and some 1000. At the present time, and living about 3 miles from the exchange, I am getting 35868kbps down with Plusnet extra fibre

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spuds

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"UK broadband users cheated on internet speeds"

Hasn't that always been the case, especially with the infrastructure that was left to its own devises a few years ago?.

But then again, you may have others that may say that was and never as been the case, especially if they are receiving above average consumer speeds now?.

I still recall the days of dial-up, when most were told that they would not get better than that, because the system would never cope. Yet here we have, the UK government telling us that its going to be 'high-speed' broadband for 'everyone' and every home!.

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Condom

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Curlywhirly

Thanks for that link. My local box has been joined by a second one showing Fibre in the past few weeks. I checked and it tells me that there is 100% chance. I'll be writing to Sky to see if they can do it or if not I'm back to BT as I suffer from Circa 2-4 mbps at the moment and the thought of 10+ sounds exiting.

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Chegs ®™

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There are no results for the supplied postcode

Looks like I'm going to be stuck with lousy connectivity for a lot longer.I was pinning my hopes on 4G,but this is looking the worse option the more I read as it's not going to become genuine 4G but the UK version (which can be ADSL2+,or any of several other systems with various lettering)

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Joseph Kerr

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Paying for more than we receive, or paying for faster speeds than we receive? I'm not sure its the same thing, though I see how it could be.

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simonjary

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Thanks to FE (as ever!), I made the effort to call BT and inquire about its Infinity fibre broadband connection despite the fact that BT's online phone line / post code check-up said "No".

Friendly Lee at BT told me I could switch straight away. "Ho ho, the online site often does that," he chuckled - good news but not the most reassuring information from my future online provider...

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spuds

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"Ho ho, the online site often does that" he chuckled

Is this a failure to pass on information within the ranks, or just lazy marketing. Yet at the same time ISP's spent £millions in advertising on telling the public about incentives for a better move, if you can get it?.

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simonjary

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Scrub my optimism.

Just re-checked with BT (after my current ISP insisted my home isn't fibre ready yet) and "Phil" told me that "Lee" had been wrong.

So usual shambles...

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