My Broadband Ping
I have recently started having problems with my bb connection. After many many call to SKY and openreach visits the fault has been identified as a length of aluminium cable which is dropping cabinet speed from 40 to ~22. The sky tech 2 guy gave me this website address so I started running the monitor. Results are hopefully attached.
1. Does this look like it is being caused by al cable?
2. Openreach are refusing to fix this. Are they obliged too?
Any help advice to a newbie would be very welcome, cheers
Your only choices are to put up with it, or move to an area where there is FTTP or Virgin Media available.
You have to remember we're in the UK, where there's very old copper/aluminium installed in the 1960's by the post office, which is still used for our 'high speed' broadband. We don't know the exact % of aluminium or 1960's cable that's still in the network, though it seems to be quite high.
Thankfully Virgin Media was bought out by Liberty Global (an American Company), so they now have the capital to greatly expand their network.
Over the next few years, as bandwidth demands grow and grow, more people will realize how much more advanced/modern the coax system utilized by Virgin Media is, and more will jump ship to it, causing more investment into the cable network. Hopefully they can get the coverage up to 80 or 90% over the next decade.
Edited by dave2150 (Wed 06-May-15 17:43:00)