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    Ofcom wants to ban misleading broadband speed ads

    This is a discussion on Ofcom wants to ban misleading broadband speed ads within the Sky Broadband feedback forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I've been reading about Ofcoms latest research into broadband speeds and they come up with this quote: AVERAGE DOWNLOAD SPEEDS ...

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      Ofcom wants to ban misleading broadband speed ads

      I've been reading about Ofcoms latest research into broadband speeds and they come up with this
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      AVERAGE DOWNLOAD SPEEDS
      BT 'up to' 8Mbps - 4.1 to 4.8Mbps
      Orange 'up to' 8Mbps - 3.3 to 4.3Mbps
      Plusnet 'up to' 8Mbps - 3.4 to 4.4Mbps
      Virgin Media 'up to' 10Mbps - 9.5 to 9.7Mbps
      BT 'up to' 20Mbps - 6.9 to 8.7Mbps
      O2/Be 'up to' 20Mbps - 9.9 to 11.6Mbps
      Sky 'up to' 20Mbps - 7.4 to 8.8Mbps
      TalkTalk 'up to' 24Mbps - 7.7 to 9.3Mbps
      Virgin Media 'up to' 20Mbps - 17.4 to 18.6Mbps
      BT 'up to' 40Mbps - 30.5 to 33.1Mbps
      Virgin Media 'up to' 50Mbps - 43.9 to 47.2Mbps

      unquote.

      Is the average Sky download speed really averaging about 8meg..??
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      Re: Ofcom wants to ban misleading broadband speed ads

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      Re: Ofcom wants to ban misleading broadband speed ads

      Not according to our own speed tester, it is more like 4.3Mb. I think these figures might be based on the Samknows testing, which might not actually be representative. Only those with a real interest in broadband speeds will have applied to be included in the test. That may not have included many with very low speeds and no interest in the tests .

      As a result of this report, they said that less than 3% could get 20Mb on the up to 20Mb packages.

      It may be interesting to run a Poll on the forum for speeds being received by members.

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      Re: Ofcom wants to ban misleading broadband speed ads

      The figures are indeed based on the SamKnows testing. Until a little time ago I was one of the testers. I am interested in broadband speeds but my own speed averages what you say exactly, 4.3Mbps. If sufficient people show willing a Poll might be a good idea.
      Although I would say that your statement,
      "Only those with a real interest in broadband speeds will have applied to be included in the test."
      Holds perhaps even more true in a Poll in this Forum?
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      Re: Ofcom wants to ban misleading broadband speed ads

      Never mine the UP TO 20mb with sky broadband,

      they should advertise the " up to " connect package Lol.

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      Re: Ofcom wants to ban misleading broadband speed ads

      Here's the news clip: BBC News - ISPs under fire from Ofcom over broadband speed claims


      Hardy anybody ever recieves upto 20 meg. Hardy anybody recieves the upto 8 meg

      The truth lol

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      Re: Ofcom wants to ban misleading broadband speed ads

      but when you think if sky is getten close to 8mb then thats not to bad for 10 pound a month but i wish it was better but hey its this copper cable its rubbish

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      Re: Ofcom wants to ban misleading broadband speed ads

      But a lot of users on the Internet would lie, they would make out that it's only a small minority that don't get anywhere near the speeds they should be getting.

      That's what makes this funny

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      Re: Ofcom wants to ban misleading broadband speed ads

      Hardy anybody ever recieves upto 20 meg
      Everybody receives up to 20Mb except those on Connect.

      and if Sky's average is 7.4 - 8.8Mb there must be many who get over 8 Mb, more than half of Sky's customers in fact.

      They can't lie, the testing is done through a special modem which is connected to the Sky modem which reports back to Samknows. I know as I have one.

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      Re: Ofcom wants to ban misleading broadband speed ads

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Everybody receives up to 20Mb except those on Connect.

      and if Sky's avarage is 7.4 - 8.8Mb there must be many who get over 8 Mb, more than half of Sky's customers in fact.
      I'm only going by what that guy says in the clip. 90% of the Net is full of bull**** lies

     

     

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