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Standard User CHELSEACFC
(newbie) Sat 19-Mar-16 17:38:34
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New FTTC speed drop issue 3-11pm everyday?


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Hi,

I have had FTTC 40/10 from Hometelecom for just over 2 weeks. The speed is great 37-38mb on speedtests during the day before 3pm and after 11pm but at specifically 3pm-11pm every day/weekend the speed drops anywhere from 10-24mb? The upload is un effected at 7-8mb.As soon as it hits 11pm on the hr it goes back to 37-38mb? My ip profile is 38.71 as that shows on the tap 2 diagnostics but I can't see my line stats as I'm using the ECI focus BT Open reach modem and the rubbish technicolour 582n router. I've been told to do a tap 3 test as they say BT won't do anything until I do? I can't seem to connect using the speedtest@speedtest_domain username? As the router won't connect? Do you have to keep the password blank with the speedtest@speedtest_domian? Is there anyway we could cance/get out of the the 12 month contact as it's past the 2 weeks and maybe go with BT or Sky as we're not happy customers? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

Edited by CHELSEACFC (Sat 19-Mar-16 17:43:48)

Standard User lee111s
(member) Sat 19-Mar-16 18:14:16
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Re: New FTTC speed drop issue 3-11pm everyday?


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Sounds like a hot vp issue.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 19-Mar-16 18:15:46
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If the timing is precise then more likely suggests traffic management by the ISP.

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Standard User CHELSEACFC
(newbie) Sat 19-Mar-16 18:31:30
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Re: New FTTC speed drop issue 3-11pm everyday?


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Yes it's precise at exactly at 3pm-11pm every day then fine? So guess they traffic mange, which they say they don't? They said unlimited downloads, with no caps or restrictions? What is a hot vp? Sorry not clued up on this haha

Edited by CHELSEACFC (Sat 19-Mar-16 18:33:36)

Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sat 19-Mar-16 18:42:45
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A quick forum search reveals you are not the only one with a problem with hometelecom http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/general/t/4435339-m...

Use the Ginp Formula to determine if your vdsl2 connection is with or without G.INP.
Divide your IP Profile by your Sync Speed and the answer is 0.9669 (with) or 0.9679 (without)
Standard User lee111s
(member) Sat 19-Mar-16 18:54:33
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Apologies, was a quick scan, missed the bit about it being bang on the hour at 11pm that speeds return. Definitely sounds like some sort of traffic management tongue
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 19-Mar-16 19:03:14
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Two grades of unlimited

'unlimited' where some degree of traffic management is allowed
'totally unlimited' where there should be no traffic management at all

http://www.hometelecom.co.uk/factors-affecting-broad... Suggests they don't use traffic management, but not the first time a providers pages are not fully up to date with what the network is doing.

which neatly contradicts
http://www.hometelecom.co.uk/pipex/broadband-and-tel...

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Standard User CHELSEACFC
(newbie) Sat 19-Mar-16 19:16:14
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Two grades of unlimited

'unlimited' where some degree of traffic management is allowed
'totally unlimited' where there should be no traffic management at all

http://www.hometelecom.co.uk/factors-affecting-broad... Suggests they don't use traffic management, but not the first time a providers pages are not fully up to date with what the network is doing.

which neatly contradicts
http://www.hometelecom.co.uk/pipex/broadband-and-tel...


Thanks Andrew. We have an email when we signed up saying

Totally unlimited downloads

Fastest speed available

Up to 40mbps upload speed

No hidden caps or restrictions

So looks like they contradict themselves and are breaking the contract?
Standard User lee111s
(member) Sat 19-Mar-16 19:19:07
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40meg upload speed? If it's true they said that, they seem quite a shoddy outfit!
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