I live in a rural area and finally I can access fibre broadband. However BT give expected speeds of 2mb- 4mb with an assured of 1mb. My standard broadband as 1mb to 2.5mb with assured of 1mb.
However on my current standard broadband package I get speeds of around 4mb. The dsl checker gives similar results as quoted by BT.
One reason for the difference may be that my landline numbers are being attributed to the wrong cabinet. My brothers farm is attributed to the same cabinet but my overhead lines head in the oppposite direction.
I do not want to upgrade to infinity if I am paying more money for the same speeds? Is there a way to check my lines (I have two numbers and two broadband accounts) to determine what speeds I will get?
If you use this checker it will tell what cabinet you are on and what services it can receive.
Carry out the check on both your lines and once you have done that take a screen shot and delete your phone numbers and post the results.
I think the issue is the difference between the estimate and the actual values. Current connection stats for my line are
|10:58:02, 07 Oct.||(606959.010000) DSL noise margin: 17.00 dB upstream, 6.10 dB downstream|
|10:58:02, 07 Oct.||(606958.940000) DSL line rate: 448 Kbps upstream, 4992 Kbps downstream|
The estimate is lower than that achieved, so its a matter of trying to work out what would the actual results of the upgrade most likely be.
Just look at the adslmax figures.
Used to illustrate the inaccuracies of the estimated figures.
Hi, I did move over to fibre but as expected I had a decrease in speed to an average of 1.8 mb. I have put up with this but i was reminded of the issue as my brother who is on the same cabinet but further away so was getting low speeds than me is now getting an ADSL speed of 4.78mb. Here is the latest data for my line, very different than before.
Do you think BT would allow me to downgrade to ADSL and what does capacity expected mean for ADSL 2?