I have what i think might be a simple question,
How long would it take to download 1gb at a speed of 1mbps ?
Any replies and multiple replies would be greatly appreciated .
it also depens on the originators server. many restrict the download speed as there server cannot handle unlimited for all the people. Microsoft let you download at whatever.
It was peek times, but I don't understand how bt can charge me for option 3 and let my download speed drop under a mbps when its capable of 7.6mbps.
option 3 is unlimited data download at speeds up to 20mb. at peak times there is a high demand for bandwidth so download speed drops and then increases again when demand drops. you need to look at the originators servers as many restrict download speed to 250kb/s even though you can take alot faster. nothing BT can do about that
No BT cannot help it, but they should be more realistic about what you actually DO get. The hype is always what you could get, making out this super highway available all the time.The reality is differnet.
Its the same for all broadband users on a telephone line...talk talk etc..
I deeply resent having to pay for a landline as well,that I do now want or need just to get broadband, especially with all the current increases, and BT making zillions , without proving a decent service.
I know your trying to be helpful, but like the BT tech guys its every other excuse but the fact that bt nodes cannot handle a reasonable amount of bandwidth for every customer, we are in the age of HD streaming, Digital downwards, And Remote access from any where in the world. And to also know that my exchange is capable of 20mbps yet the line can only provide 7.5mbps that's less than half what's been promoted on most adverts and I live 0.4 miles away from the exchange, I waited 2 years for the upgrade and it dropped 0.5mbps or so the speedtest that bt provides displays. And originators servers, I was using servers with no such restrictions on.
Any more excuses, Sorry answers ?
I agree totally with you.
Its the cost for a bad service that gets me..over £30 a month for less than 1mb up and download ...and as said in the 21st century is just not on .
I cannot see any impovement for the foreseeable future, for a telephone line provider.
Just looked on Virgin for some deals as they seem to be only providers with a modern cable service and found out that they employ a "throttling traffic mangement"..that BT must employ..so BT surely should say what their traffic management is , when, and what speeds..goes some way to explain the slow speeds people on BT are experiencing, especially at peak times..