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Standard User bobm11
(newbie) Tue 11-Jul-17 21:15:28
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G Fast speed drop in wet weather


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A BBC article I read last week suggests speeds on G Fast can be affected by wet weather.

That was the first I had heard of that. However today we have had just over half an inch of rain and my download speed has dropped by about 30% to around 135Mbps. Upload is unchanged at around 32.

So it seems there is something in the article.
Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 11-Jul-17 22:49:18
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Got a link?
Standard User bobm11
(newbie) Tue 11-Jul-17 23:26:31
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One sentence towards the end of this.

BBC - 03 Jul 17


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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Tue 11-Jul-17 23:26:55
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Re: G Fast speed drop in wet weather


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Stroll down the page on this bbc link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40481561 as it been saying below:

G.fast's advantage is that it is cheaper to install as it does not require roads and pavements to be dug up since it can piggyback on existing cables.

However, the service can become degraded in wet weather conditions.
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Tue 11-Jul-17 23:28:12
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U got it first than me! lol
Standard User IanBB
(committed) Wed 12-Jul-17 00:55:08
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Re: G Fast speed drop in wet weather


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In reply to a post by adslmax:
However, the service can become degraded in wet weather conditions.

This is the UK fgs, wet weather conditions are normal!
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Jul-17 05:52:55
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The faster it goes, the fussier it becomes ........

Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 12-Jul-17 07:58:38
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Seems a bit of a generic statement.

I don't think it's anything specific to g.fast, it can apply to any xDSL product if the circuit gets wet.

It doesn't mean that everytime it rains, every G.fast circuit will reduce in speed
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Jul-17 08:32:39
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This is the UK fgs, wet weather conditions are normal!


In which case surely the headline should be "However, the service can improve in dry weather conditions".
Standard User bobm11
(newbie) Wed 12-Jul-17 08:51:28
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No rain since 01:50 and the speed is back to the previous level this morning.

Too early to read much into it on the basis of one wet day.

Keeping it in perspective, I was still getting faster speeds than Infinity 80/20!
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