I had noticed initially that round when the school bus arrived the connection became worse and everything slowed to a crawl and put it down to an overloaded exchange so the other evening I thought I would do a speed test and opened IP Ookla, this showed around 5Mb, not far off the max I have recorded of 5.8Mb, nothing really appeared amiss there.
I checked my router realtime chart (I have and Asus running tomato firmware) and there was no other traffic leaving the network other than few Kb, then checked a download and was only able to get around 170-200KB, veryfied on the router chart, hmm.
I then loaded up think broadband tester alternative and saw something quite different - tbb download showed similar results to ookla BUT httpx6 was a completely different story, the needle hovered around 1.8Mb, what the is going on.
The tbb speedtester flagged up that it may be my AV software, not convinced, I checked with other devices and got the same results.
Over the next few days I ran both speed test and compared them to the updated EE taffic management policy(originally signed up with Orange and was told there was no traffic management other than p2p).
From 4:30pm to 1am in the week ie peak time, there has been an abrupt change in the httpx6 results with speeds dropping to 1.8Mb, outside peak time then back to 5Mb and higher.
Checked again over the weekend and found the same pattern except now coinciding with the EE weekend traffic management policy.
I then phoned EE India and lost some time I shall never get back followed by a call to the chocolate teapot AKA OFCOM. I managed to extract a number that got me through to Darren at EE and after discussing the results I had found, he said he was surprised it had dropped quite so low but there was naff all to be done about it and was not willing to discuss the traffic management policy in any detail although did re enable fastpath as requested.
I did some more checks and no further improvement so have voted with my feet and am leaving EE.
So to sum up it would appear that in my case my up to 8Mb connection, even though comfortably able to sync at over 7Mb is being nobbled intentionally be EE to 2Mb or below.
A quick question to anybody who may know - do the ookla speedtest and the tbb httpx6 test both use http on port 80?
Edited by Spl (Fri 22-Jan-16 10:52:31)