First of all sorry if this is in the wrong place. This is a bit of a long story but I will try cut it short.
I have lived in my current address for over 6 years, I used to have Sky ADSL Broadband and was estimated to get between 12-17MB when I ordered it. But I only ever managed to get 5.5MB at the best.
The cabinet is only round the corner and approx 200 meters away in line length, and the exchange is approx 1.5 miles away by road and approx 1 mile away as the crow flies.
After many hours on the phone and engineers visits, it was discovered that a 75 meter stretch of underground cable from the cabinet to my property was the old aluminium cable, which the engineers believed at first was dragging my speed down as they said it's not a good as copper.
After 3 months of complaining to Sky, and sky complaining to Openreach they finally agreed to replace it to brand new copper. After the usual 10 days of the line management thing the speed went worse and the best speed I got was 5MB.
They sent an engineer again after they had replaced the aluminium cable and she spent a full day going up and down the pole, backwards and forwards to the cabinet and in the end she gave up, and said she didn't know what was causing it and I would just have to live with it.
I gave up complaining as my exchange was then upgraded to fibre, which I thought was the answer to my slow speed issues! I cancelled my sky broadband as I was out of my contract anyway and ordered a brand new line with fibre on TalkTalk. I ordered the top package and it estimated my line would receive between 68 - 76MB.
The engineer came and installed a brand new line into the front of my house as the old one goes into the back bedroom. I did this as I thought it may help and it would make the line length about 30 meters shorter. I was initially put on ADSL for the first two weeks as I believe you can't go straight onto fibre with a new line. When I was on TalkTalk ADSL for the first two weeks I still only got about 5MB but I wasn't bothered as I kept thinking as soon as I get fibre all will be good.
When the engineer came to install the fibre, it was the same one who was sent to investigate my slow ADSL speeds and she said that the fibre may still be a lot slower than estimated as it's still got to go over the copper cable from the cabinet to my property. Anyway sure enough she was right and the best speed I have managed to download at is only 35MB.
I have again spent many hours on the phone now over the last 3 months to TalkTalk technical department, and they just go round and round in circles asking me to do the same old tests, they still haven't sent out an engineer. They tell me that my line is syncing at 80MB but they can't understand why I can't get a speed test over 35Mb.
I'm just wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem and if you ever managed to get it fixed or should I just give up now and just live with the slower speed than I'm paying for, I know 35MB is good compared to some people, but there's 4 people who live in my house and we are all very internet demanding, streaming HD content, online gaming etc.
Any advice greatly appreciated!