Re the 88%. Well, all I know is when I had BE syncing at around 13Mbit my downloads would never be that far off given a good download source.....Bt on the other hand would be a very strict 88% of my 11.*Mbit sync....it was certainly noticeable.
But, let me detail my recent altercation with BT which has made me want to move:
As mentioned, my BE service would sync at 12-13Mbit, I think I got around 11 when I first moved to BT. Recently, after a lot of messing about on my part (moving around routers etc) trying to get my home network setup the way I wanted, I saw DLM move up my SNR to 9 and had a sync rate of 8.....I had this for months until I finally requested BT reset my line profile and if possible, move me to fastpath (which was fine with BE).....this is where the big issues began. The fastpath destroyed my line, it synced at 8Mbit but packet loss was about 10%..... After waiting a further 3 days for them to reenable interleave my sync rate has now dropped to 4.4Mbit (no doubt due to all the pastpath errors)......4days later and its still there.
Obviously I understand that it is me messing around unplugging routers that has caused all this DLM upset to begin with....but the whole process of trying to get it sorted takes weeks for what should be a simple task. I dont want my sync rate/noise margin governed by past line noise/errors/disconnections...I want it to sync at what its capable of, there and then.
I remember years and years ago my line started getting noisy whenever it rained heavily....I left it like that for years because the next day I would be back to syncing at full speed again...until the line got worse and I had to have BT fix it
....the good ol' days.
Edited by Zed666 (Sun 11-Oct-15 20:44:19)