FTTC broadband was installed recently and was activated on my line 4 days ago. Since then, speeds have been generally better according to the tester on this site (0.2Mbps on ADSL compared with around 3Mbps on fibre). I tend to use Steam and Origin a lot and have been measuring the speeds using that. On a good day with ADSL, I would reach 400KB/s max but often lower. With the new fibre, I have noticed download speeds on Steam ranging from the very low end of what I was getting on ADSL (60kb/s) up to 1MB/s.
I am aware that speeds fluctuate a lot during the first 10 days. Should I be concerned that they are sitting nearer the lower end however? At present Origin is downloading an update at around 80Kb/s/. I have also noticed that the upload speeds on the checker on this site are generally much higher than the download speeds, sitting at around 9Mbps. Why is this?
I am using a wireless connection and have been doing so for years, therefore the speeds quoted from both ADSL and fibre were the wireless speeds.
BT DSL address checker states that FTTC Range B (Impacted) downstream line rate (Mbps) should be between 46.8 and 25.7. This is a lot more than I am seeing on Steam and Origin. I am unable to use the telephone checker as I switched to an LLU provider years ago.
On my Sky router maintenance page, it claims that the speeds are as follows:
Line Rate - Upstream (Kbps):9170
Line Rate - Downstream (Kbps):34564
Edited by thejinkazama (Sun 07-Jun-15 11:35:02)