Data from SamKnows,just accessed:-
Latency: 31.23 milliseconds.
Downstream Throughput: 5.02 Mbps
Packet Loss: now zero.
Website load times: 0.85 seconds.
Further (widget) data available. I have been using speedtests since going on ADSL in December 2006 using mainly Thinkbroadband (as it is now) ,iPlayer diagnostics,and VuDu streaming test.
When BT improved their online ADSL checker to include address details I checked and found that BT 'predicted' that with a 'Clean unimpacted line' my downloads could be between 11.3 to 17.4 Mbps and uploads could be between 0.8 to 1.2 Mbps :I signed up to 38 Mbps Unlimited quite happily.
BT engineers worked hard to remedy a line fault reported by the initial BT Openreach engineer that reported the line fault on 03-december-2013 and the fault was rectified two MONTHS to the day on 03-february-2014. In the interim my ISP managed to lose my broadband completely and I only survived using a mobile broadband dongle. My first actual fibre-STATS were obtained using a high-tech 'trial' routerin place of the ISP provided router.Oh and changing from a BT Openreach Huawei fibre modem to a BT Openreach ECI fibre modem gave an improvement fro 4 Mbps to 7 Mbps. The 'trial' router gave the following information:-
Huawei HG635 h/w G.1.01 s/w v1.03t
DSL synch status 'Up' :Upstream LINE rate 515 kbps : Downstream LINE rate 9998 kbps :Max Upstream rate 506 kbps : Max Downstream rate 10250 kbps :Upstream noise dB 5.7
ownstream noise dB 6.3 : Upstream Interleave depth 0 : Downstream Interleave depth 0 : LINE STANDARD VDSL : Upstream LINE attenuation dB 70.6 : Downstream LINE attentuation dB 35.8 : Upstream output power dBm 5.1 : Downstream output power dBm 7.9 : Channel type None.
I then settled down to about 7.5 Mbps down and about 0.6 Mbps up speeds,without drpouts or instability, but the BT LINE MANAGEMENT capped my line to 6.5 Mbps down and 0.6 Mbps up.
My line is long at about 1300 metres to the local fibre cabinet 7 but it is NOW clean and unimpacted due to BTs hard work in providing a new pair,this took two engineers to fully diagnose,two months later,and rectify.
My new ISP uses my old ISP exchange equipment! Such is telephony marketing!
I believe that BT are fragmented as an organisation and there appears to be a problem in liason with alternative ISP liason. Also BT will not talk directly to other ISP customers even about engineering issues which they are contracted to handle.
I found that one of the biggest LLU ISP call-centre,even at management level,did NOT understand that when everything had been completed at the consumer premises an appointment was NOT necessary to rectify LINE and cabinet and exchange problems and/or work!! That is why half-way through I changed ISP. But this new one is not much different! Time will tell.............hopefully?
Edited by michael_scott (Sat 15-Feb-14 16:21:42)