Or is it that we don't have enough data yet?
Nail on the head!
Too few Sky FTTC customers for any useful information there (same may apply to Talk Talk, but given TT's appalling reputation with ADSL I guess any TT customer will to overjoyed with whatever fibre speed they can get).
Andrue is on the same exchange as I (although he's in a neighbouring town, their cabinets are connected, by fibre, to our exchange so he'll be using the same WBC back-haul, out of the exchange) and he only reports the odd issue with upload speed (but that could be more to do with the TBB speedtester, rather than an actual upload speed issue). So that kind of rules out exchange back-haul as a reason to throttle.
I've no idea how many people are activated on our cabinet, but we're right on the edge of town with very poor ADSL speeds so I'd have thought take-up would be higher than on cabinets nearer the exchange.
So cabinet back-haul is still a possibility and we know OR set a default limit for the cabinet link (to the exchange) with a view to having an easy future upgrade path should cabinet take-up be higher than expected.
I don't know whether IDnet are simply reselling a BT retail product, or using their own transit links / pipes (or whatever they're called this week).
So we're still looking at cabinet congestion (I don't know if BTw have a mechanism for throttling connections at cabinet level (I rather suspect they do - I mean; you can set QOS on many domestic routers so it seems unthinkable a similar facility won't be included in the Huawei equipment in the cabs).
Or BTw/Retail throttling (I doubt this as there are enough people, on Infinity, reporting no speed issues to take the view this isn't happening).
Then we have so called bad-boy throttling (from a service which is supposed to be unlimited with the FUP removed last April).
I haven't received an e-mail, from BT, suggesting I'm over their FUP so will have restricted speeds this month (any 'decent' ISP would surely warn users if they're downloading too much).
In any case; I don't think I've been anywhere near the old 300GB FUP so that (coupled with the fact there's not even supposed to be an FUP) should rule out a bad-boy pipe or bad-boy throttle.
So still undecided and nowhere near enough data to form a conclusion.
vDSL2 FTTC Infinity with BT
DL Sync 80Mbps
UL Sync 20Mbps
Edited by adebov (Sun 06-May-12 16:10:21)