I'm currently with TalkTalk and thinking of switching to save some money (the recent hack is also a factor). Plusnet is offering the best value deal for me but I'm a bit concerned about their estimated speed.
During the ordering process it estimates a download speed of 3Mb but could vary between 2.5Mb and 6Mb.
With TalkTalk I currently get between 5Mb & 6Mb.
I can't seem to find any information that suggests whether the ISP itself will affect the speed or if it's purely down to quality of the line, distance from the exchange, etc.
I asked Plusnet whether I'm likely to see similar speeds to my current provider and they said yes but couldn't guarantee it but at the end of the day I was asking a salesperson and there would be no legal fallback if I did only get 3Mb so am taking that with a pinch of salt at the moment.
Can anyone advise whether I am indeed likely to see similar speeds to that which TalkTalk currently give me? I do using streaming media quite a lot (Netflix / NFL Game Pass) and can manage with my 5-6Mb but wouldn't want to end up tied to Plusnet for 12 months and find my speeds are halved.