I've been with BT for a year with BT Fibre Infinity and have had a whole host of issues.
Essentially, they cannot provide me with fibre worthy speed (am getting 5 - 14 mbps at best). So my question is... will my speed be slower than the speeds I am getting on fibre, if I change to standard broadband.
My theory is that it will essentially be the same. Just because I am on a fibre package does not mean my speed will be slower on standard broadband.... i.e. if my broadband package is 'up to 17mbps'
anyways, some help/advice would be great.
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FTTC broadband speed is dependant on your distance from the green cabinet and drops off very quickly, standard broadband speed is dependant on your distance from the exchange but the speed/distance graph is much shallower. If you are a long way from the exchange, FTTC may still be faster than ADSL.
ADSL "Standard" broadband and VDSL "Fibre" broadband are two different products and there is no correlation between what you get speed on one to what you will get on the other.
VDSL Fibre broadband is delivered by fibre cables to a cabinet and thereafter along copper telephone cables to your property.
ADSL broadband is delivered along copper telephone cables from the telephone exchange to your house.
The main speed limiting factor on both systems is the length of the copper cables. In most, but not all, instances the Fibre Cabinet is nearer to the customer's property than the telephone exchange so the speed of fibre is generally faster than ADSL broadband.
Your previous posts about your poor speed has been fairly well covered in your previous thread.
According to the estimate check you can expect a maximum of 8Mbps for a "normal" broadband line. It could of course be slower.
EDIT: As per Webbys post. I did not give the "range" speeds. I was giving your Line rate which is the sync speed of your line and is probably more realistic of what you will get.