what makes the tbb speedtest so different? and why is it miles apart in terms of speed from the majority of other speedtests, basically what youre trying to tell me is, my connection has never been 300/20 because tbb says so.
Your connection - and mine - would probably very rarely if ever be able to hit 300mbit with a single connection, e.g a VPN or a single source download. There is a level of contention. So from that perspective, it's never been 300/20.
But, in my case I can hit 80-90 mbit on such a download, which is more than is possible from any other provider as BT estimate ~40mbit on FTTC for me, and many of those other ISPs will slow down at peak times themselves.
AAISP are about the one ISP that will truly give you your line speed on a single connection day or night... but for that I'd pay as much as I pay for 300mbit from VM and only get 80mbit (actually likely to sync at more like 60) with a 1TB cap.
And that leads us back to, you're not happy going down to 160mbit at peak times, but what other ISP can you switch to that will give you more than that, at any time?
VM support suck. Nearly as badly as Plusnet do. Again, you get what you pay for, I think the number of ISPs with "good support" these days could probably be counted on one hand, even if I'd lost a finger or two in an accident.
And all of them are too expensive for me