Sky are suggesting it's something to do with the exchange being daisy-chained with 7 other exchanges to the kingston exchange - near london. From here everything goes down one backhaul pipeline
Is anyone in kingston, staines or the egham area suffering issues at peak times on sky? I think these 3 exchanges are all served by the same backhaul pipe
The issue is that a standard download e.g. itunes download goes at around 200 kb/s when you are synced much higher at PEAK hours. A speedtest.net speedtest doesn't show the issue up very well, as it peaks at around the full sync and then only slowly decreases downwards.
A thinkbroadabnd speedtest shows the issue very well.
Torrents will go at full speed due to their multiple connections
Edited by ukhardy07 (Wed 29-Feb-12 23:34:13)