From monitoring my internet connections over the past four years I have noticed an interesting oddity in the speed I am getting at home in relation to that I am getting just four doors down in my office.
At home I get 555Kbps up and 2710Kbps down (20ms ping), while at work, which is literally no more than 50ft down the road away from the exchange I get 857Kbps up and 3926Kbps down (30ms ping).
The oddity is that we are both just over 3 miles from the exchange with the office further, both on 8Mbit packages, but the building that is further away not only has better connection speed but a slightly slower ping.
Not only that but for about four months this year I had an almost solid 5Mbit download speed in the office, while my home line speed didn't increase at all, again same exchange, same package, different providers.
This could be put down to the fact that I have Eclipse Internet at home and BT Business in the office, but that shouldn't mean that one 8MB package suddenly gets a faster connection speed than another provided that they both use the same infrastructure.
I do have to note that in the past two months the speed in the office has dropped back to 3926Kbps, but I do miss that slightly faster connection when there are several of us in the office relying on a speedy network to make money.
Any ideas why this is so?