Unfortunately, I had let my ping test lapse and I was too busy to think about it at the time. I just switched over to my mobile to finish the backups I was doing. According to the BT CS person, she eventually admitted that the problem wasn't my end but that there was a network problem further down, as she put it. Which made sense, as their speed test appeared to be working relatively OK, for while it was low, about 60-65% of my usual upload speed, which is not that unusual for it, and showed relatively normal download speed, actual upload speeds to non BT sites was between 150 KBPs and 400 KBps. When I tested on your site just before 2 AM my download was close to normal but my upload was ~320 KBps with a burst speed of ~400 KBps. Or between 10 to 15% of my usual result.
As John posted just before this one, it came back at around 09:15, ironically just as I was replying to the OP.
Edited by jcym (Fri 24-Jan-14 13:14:08)