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Standard User fenlandbroadband
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 21-Jul-13 17:21:46
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"Up to 16Mbps" but checker says 17Mbps


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Hi,

A long time since I have posted on here, having been very happy with my BE connection up until recently, and considering a change.

Now I am looking to change provider and only have a choice of ADSL2+ (no Virgin Media or BT fibre services here). I am very near to the exchange and get good speeds but have noticed most ISPs are listing "up to 16Mbps", yet I currently get faster downloads and obviously higher sync rate.

On some sites that show "up to 16Mbps" if I enter the phone number to do the line check it then quotes an estimated speed above 16, which makes me wonder why they only put 16 Mbps as the package speed? If I switch, am I going to be limited despite being able to do slightly faster (I want as fast as possible...) or is my short line length just going to allow as fast connection as technically possible as per my current connection despite what the ISPs are claiming as their package "up to" speed?

Thanks,

Simon

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Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 21-Jul-13 17:27:33
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Re: "Up to 16Mbps" but checker says 17Mbps


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I'm with BT, who use "upto 16M" on their Web-Site.

However, I usually get 18 - 19M.

Regards,
John
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 21-Jul-13 17:33:27
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Re: "Up to 16Mbps" but checker says 17Mbps


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This is because advertising rules require them to display a speed that 10% of people can actually get, so you are in the lucky 10%

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 21-Jul-13 18:20:59
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Re: "Up to 16Mbps" but checker says 17Mbps


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You will get much the same speeds from any ADSL2+ connection, or even faster if you are currently on 6dB NM with Be and the new ISP does 3dB target NM as BTw does on stable lines.

Ignore the '16 Meg'; it is just advertising regs.

Post your router stats to see if you are getting best out your line.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User fenlandbroadband
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 21-Jul-13 18:22:00
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Thank you for this info Andrew.

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Standard User fenlandbroadband
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 21-Jul-13 18:23:21
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Thanks John, good to know the speed isn't falsely limited!

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