[ubuntu-uk] What to do about black hole of broadband

Yorvyk yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 12 10:43:23 BST 2010

On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 16:51:07 +0100
Gordon Allott <gord.allott at canonical.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> So I'm moving house and taking a look at the broadband speeds in the
> local area shows something... suspicious.
> http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/broadband_speed_in_my_area_v2.aspx?postcode=cw26jn
> namely that in the area I'm moving to there is a paltry less than 1mbit
> and often around 0.33mbit. whereas just up the road 4/5mbit is fairly
> common. 
> I'm wondering if its a problem with the local lines, and if so, who I
> would call about it? is it worth asking the engineer that connecting my
> line next week to take a look? I'm not really looking for a miracle, but
> I know that I used to live in the same area and got around 3mbit, until
> it dropped to 2mbit. eventually suddenly shifting to 1mbit one day.
I do have my doubts about the speeds shown on this site.  It shows my street at less than 1Mb, despite the fact had an upgrade three months ago and now get 3-3.5 Mb. My friends village shows speeds only available with fibre-optic, which it doesn’t have.  It even shows suppliers that are not available to them!

Steve Cook (Yorvyk)


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