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Standard User captainmouse
(learned) Sun 06-Feb-11 18:55:55
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ISP Test


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has anybody signed up for the sam knows ISP test?

http://www.samknows.com/broadband/test_my_isp
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 06-Feb-11 19:47:31
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Requirements that i would imagine will rule out most people, (under 30gb per month usage) lol not a chance unless it don't get used
Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 06-Feb-11 21:10:28
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I suspect that a great many users don't get anywhere near 30Gb a month, possibly the majority. Clearly many on TBB do, but that's a very small fraction of the broadband user base, Clearly there are also households where a lot of activity takes place but I suggest that is by no means the majoroty.

I know of plenty who only turn their PC on every 3 or 4 days or so, and plenty who have it on all the time - mine is on most of the time and I do a lot on the internet, but download very few large files, rarely use iPlayer or on-line TV. Looking back at my usage since January 2010 the heaviest month was 15Gb, most around 5Gb.

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Mon 07-Feb-11 08:47:01
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Yes. Been on it since May last year. Any particular reason for asking?
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 07-Feb-11 09:46:23
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Let us know if you sign up and get a response? I turned my box off because half the graphs were not working.

Tim
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Standard User captainmouse
(learned) Mon 07-Feb-11 12:05:07
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I was thinking of signing up. is the router on loan or do they give it to you?

I don't think I would use over 30gb (I have free off peak)
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 07-Feb-11 12:10:08
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Those on light use accounts wont sign up, and those who are heavy are excluded.

So the results are really for those who are not likely to be subject to traffic mangement

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Mon 07-Feb-11 16:16:00
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Router is a loaner - and is not for your use. They send you the router that you plug in to your existing router (the only reason it is a router is that it is a cost effective way of doing it). You don't have any access to the samknows router device and don't use it for anything (other than it collecting the statistics).

You do get access to the website for your own stats that allows you to see latency, download/upload test results, etc. That is quite handy to me.

I did it more as a way of helping the community than anything I personally get. In the end it uses a bit of electricity so is a relatively small price to me to hopefully help out with an understanding of the state of UK broadband.

I almost certainly don't use over 30Gb but am using more now than I did as I have sky anytime+ and download a few movies a week off that.

Edited by ian72 (Mon 07-Feb-11 16:16:46)

Standard User krazykizza
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 07-Feb-11 16:26:04
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e'd classify anything above 30GB per month as being too heavy for us to gather useful results.


puts out of the picture about 50% of the UK right there. And the silver surfers using sub 10GB won't want to know either. So this study is too restrictive for most.

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Mon 07-Feb-11 16:46:55
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In reply to a post by krazykizza:
e'd classify anything above 30GB per month as being too heavy for us to gather useful results.


puts out of the picture about 50% of the UK right there.
Unlikely. I think the average usage is under 10GB/month, the users of this site give rather a distorted viewpoint.
And the silver surfers using sub 10GB won't want to know either.
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