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Standard User headscratcher
(newbie) Tue 21-Jun-11 16:38:10
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Variable Download Speeds in rural areas

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Can anyone comment on my broadband variable speed? I am a rural residential customer about 3 miles from the Eckington Exchange [WMECK] within 2.35 miles radius.
My download speed has been low as 1800 kbps; or as high as 2826 Kbps, but of late has reduced to 2300 Kbps. I have noticed that the highs seem to coincide with work done by BT on the line [i.e. replacing poles or providing new customers with broadband etc..]
Is this what a customer should expect? The service at 2800 kbps is stable and acceptable whilst the 2300 seems to be snail speed and is infinitely irritating.
I would be pleased to know if this is to be expected can I do anything about it. I am presently with Newnet a great improvement on my previous supplier Talktalk.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Tue 21-Jun-11 17:41:11
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Re: Variable Download Speeds in rural areas

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Post your router stats.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU BB => 2010: Orange 19 Meg Tweaked / 16 Meg Untweaked LLU BB
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