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Standard User falko89
(regular) Sun 01-Mar-15 15:41:37
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Rubbish Speeds From BT Broadband?


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I moved to BT from EE in December and if I am honest 90% of the time EE never dropped below 4mb even at peak times. BT on the other hand, is around 1mb if your lucky at peak times.

Download speedachieved during the test was - 1.35 Mbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 0.6 Mbps-7.15 Mbps.
Additional Information:
Your DSL Connection Rate :8.13 Mbps(DOWN-STREAM), 0.45 Mbps(UP-STREAM)
IP Profile for your line is - 7.15 Mbps

That was taken just now, thats actually pretty decent for a Sunday, it will be below 1mb by about 6pm.

What I can't understand is both EE and BT are using the same exchange, its IPStream so same equipment etc yet one is dire, how does this happen?

We've had to give up things like Now TV and iPlayer as they simply don't work.

Anyone any ideas?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 01-Mar-15 15:56:55
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Re: Rubbish Speeds From BT Broadband?


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Possible EE would have been this bad by now, most providers had a big rise in data use in December and that is impacting older ipstream exchanges with limited bandwidth

Is TalkTalk LLU available or FTTC on the way?

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Standard User falko89
(regular) Sun 01-Mar-15 16:02:43
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Re: Rubbish Speeds From BT Broadband?


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I actually just started a thread about that.

Superfast Fibre is in your area but we can't tell by your postcode/number if you can get it right now. Please contact your communications provider, who can check using your phone number

Says FTTC is available but no one knows anything about it.


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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 01-Mar-15 16:09:38
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Re: Rubbish Speeds From BT Broadband?


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Do you have a BT postcode?


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Standard User falko89
(regular) Sun 01-Mar-15 16:10:22
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Re: Rubbish Speeds From BT Broadband?


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BT45 6GB
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 01-Mar-15 16:13:24
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Re: Rubbish Speeds From BT Broadband?


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Are you connected to a cabinet, or is it an exchange-only line?


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Standard User falko89
(regular) Sun 01-Mar-15 16:14:46
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Re: Rubbish Speeds From BT Broadband?


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I live beside the main exchange so I assume connected to it.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 01-Mar-15 16:18:29
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Re: Rubbish Speeds From BT Broadband?


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Fair enough. The BT checker will say if you're on a cabinet or not www.dslchecker.bt.com
If not, you can't upgrade to FTTC.


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Standard User falko89
(regular) Sun 01-Mar-15 16:21:19
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Not on FTTC. An exchange search on Katz says an LLU company called http://www.newnet.co.uk/ is available, what do they do?

Edited by falko89 (Sun 01-Mar-15 16:21:48)

Standard User MCM
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 01-Mar-15 18:57:17
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Re: Rubbish Speeds From BT Broadband?


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Using the BT Broadband Availability Checker, selecting Address Checker (rather than Postcode Checker) and entering your post code shows that most if not all premises on Ronan Manor have exchange only lines which means that currently they are unable to get FTTC. It is possible that at some stage BT will install a PCP (cabinet) which could then allow FTTC to be installed.
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