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    Broadband connection speed survey - Advertised 'v' Actual

    This is a discussion on Broadband connection speed survey - Advertised 'v' Actual within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi everyone, in interests of getting some user-based feedback from the internet as a whole I'm welcome everyone to take ...

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      Broadband connection speed survey - Advertised 'v' Actual

      Hi everyone, in interests of getting some user-based feedback from the internet as a whole I'm welcome everyone to take part in this v.short questionnaire about your connection, the maximum possible and that which you were advised you would achieve when you were sold your contract...

      Results will be posted and please send link to as many people as you know..

      Questionnaire--Broadband Speed Survey (Generated by rformSurvey)

      You can check your current speed here

      SkyUser - Broadband Speed Tester

      Namesco BroadbandMax ADSL Broadband Bandwidth speedtest | Test your ADSL Broadband connection speed

      There seems to be much growing concern over mis-selling of broadband and I read somewhere that the advertising standards agency are also critically looking at the way in which service providers describe their products
      Last edited by NewsreadeR; 09-11-07 at 04:27 PM. Reason: Added our own Speed Tester as well


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      Re: Broadband connection speed survey - Advertised 'v' Actual

      I've filled it in.

      Generally speaking I don't think there is anything wrong with Broadband being sold as "up to" a speed, as long as you are given a reasonably accurate indication of your actual speed when you sign up. When I signed up for Sky they told me 7.1, and 7.1 I get.

      I have more of a problem with services being sold as unlimited when there is a usage cap - and even worse "virtually" unlimited - which is another way of saying - LIMITED!

      There is, additionally, the problem that so many people do not have optimum wiring in their house, or have very long cable runs which as many people on this forum will attest, can make a massive difference to your speeds.

      I wonder how many of your respondents will say they have poor service, when actually they have poor wiring?
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      Re: Broadband connection speed survey - Advertised 'v' Actual

      every service which say 'unlimited' have a FUP in place, mobile contracts with 'unlimited' texts will have the same....its just to make sure people dont take the mick and absolutely rape their connection leading to a detrimental effect on other users....completely legal and fair tbh, just be thankful Sky haven't actually started to enforce it yet!!!
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      Re: Broadband connection speed survey - Advertised 'v' Actual

      Don't get me wrong - I don't mind usage caps, or fair usage policies (although frankly some are rather woolly), what annoys me is that a company is allowed to advertise something as "Unlimited" when it is patently not.
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      Re: Broadband connection speed survey - Advertised 'v' Actual

      i keep getting letters in the post about Virgin BB, the offer is BB 2meg and phone line. in the wording they talk about being cable you do not get a loss of speed what ever distance from the exchange, but in the small print they still mention upto 2meg

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      Re: Broadband connection speed survey - Advertised 'v' Actual

      Filled it in,

      P.S, Mondays - Gadget Show are doing this same thing, Sync Vs Advertised.

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      Re: Broadband connection speed survey - Advertised 'v' Actual

      Hi Guys I use Orange.

      I got 6084kbps DL 381kbps UL.

      Should be 8 of course but i am happy with that. Bout mile and half from exchange.

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      Re: Broadband connection speed survey - Advertised 'v' Actual

      Broadband Max Connection.

      Actual stats:
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 10378 kbps 764 kbps
      Line Attenuation 27.0 db 15.2 db
      Noise Margin 5.4 db 12.5 db

      Promised close to 16meg pre-order.

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      Re: Broadband connection speed survey - Advertised 'v' Actual

      ^ and you'd prob get it if you sort out the wiring issue at your end.....SNR is low so no doubt errors are forming
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