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BT Broadband speeds reducing over time

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In Dec 2018, we switched to BT FTTC Superfast Fibre we were told to expect the following speeds:

    ... estimate your download speed will be between 47Mbps and 55Mbps,
    and your upload speed will be between 9.8Mbps and 10Mbps.

    The minimum guaranteed speed you can expect from your broadband will be 42Mbps.
   

In Jun 2020, we renewed with BT, now called Fibre 1 and our new speeds were:

    ... estimate your download speed will be between 36Mbps and 50Mbps,
    and your upload speed will be between 7Mbps and 9Mbps.

    The minimum guaranteed speed you can expect from your broadband will be 30Mbps.
    
In Jun 2022, if we renew again, still with Fibre 1, our speeds will be:

    ... estimated download speed will be between 25Mbps and 27Mbps,
    and your upload speed will be between 8Mbps and 9Mbps.

    The minimum guaranteed speed you can expect from your broadband will be 22Mbps.
    
I could upgrade to Fibre 2 and get exactly the same estimated speeds as Fibre 1!

Is it just us or are BT's broadband download speeds falling everywhere?
(and how long will it be before I need to get the old 9.6K modem out of the loft)?

 

PS. Our current measured download speed is 27Mbps. ☹️

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@Richard909 

That is to be expected. One major disadvantage of FTTC, is that as more people get connected to the cabinet, the amount of crosstalk between adjacent cable pairs increases, which results in a decrease of connection speed due to the reduction of available bandwidth.

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what connection speeds do you currently get as BT figures are just estimates

if you cannot get fibre 1 max speeds then moving to fibre 2 will not help get faster speeds.  you are obvioysly getting as fast as your line can handle

 



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For the last two months we have had a downstream sync speed high of nearly of about 40mbs for a couple of days, a low of about 17mbps for about two weeks and some where between those two speeds for the rest of the time.

I guess the download speeds are a little less than the sync speeds.

Currently the sync speed is 29.999mbps, below our minimum stay fast guarantee of 30mbps.

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According to the BT Broadband Checker we should be getting around 40mbps.According to the BT Broadband Checker we should be getting around 40mbps.

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 please can you post the stats from your router (if hub enter 192.168.1.254 in your browser) and if  HH5 then go to troubleshooting then helpdesk and if HH6/SH2 then advanced settings then technical log information . 

Have you tried the quiet line test? - dial 17070 option 2 - should hear nothing - best done with a corded phone. if cordless phone you may hear a 'dull hum' which is normal

are you having problems with your connection dropping - lights on hub changing colour?  are you doing manual resets to try and improve your speed



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20220324 141500 BT SmartHub Status.jpg

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No noise on the quiet line test.

We do get a lot of re-connects, more than 70 from the 16 Feb to now.

Used to do the odd reset but mostly leave it alone.

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sorry that is hub status  you need to go to hub manager then advanced settings then technical log information.  should see your connection information - not the logs



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Is this what you mean?
There's a lot of stuff in the log, here are (I think) the recent re-connects from the hub log:

20-Mar     03:29:10     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=29999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=14.3dB     Up=8.4dB
18-Mar     03:57:24     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=29999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=12.9dB     Up=9.2dB
15-Mar     13:06:45     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=29999kbps     Up Rate=7200kbps     SNR Margin Down=13.3dB     Up=11.4dB
15-Mar     07:03:33     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=29999kbps     Up Rate=7200kbps     SNR Margin Down=13.7dB     Up=12.1dB
02-Mar     23:11:35     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=17238kbps     Up Rate=7200kbps     SNR Margin Down=18.7dB     Up=9.5dB
02-Mar     23:10:41     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=29999kbps     Up Rate=7200kbps     SNR Margin Down=-2.4dB     Up=12.2dB
02-Mar     23:09:47     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=29999kbps     Up Rate=7200kbps     SNR Margin Down=4.6dB     Up=12.2dB
02-Mar     23:08:51     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=29999kbps     Up Rate=7200kbps     SNR Margin Down=-2.0dB     Up=0.0dB
02-Mar     23:04:36     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=29999kbps     Up Rate=7200kbps     SNR Margin Down=12.5dB     Up=11.4dB
02-Mar     23:02:53     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=28732kbps     Up Rate=7200kbps     SNR Margin Down=6.2dB     Up=12.4dB
02-Mar     18:36:32     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=29999kbps     Up Rate=7200kbps     SNR Margin Down=12.6dB     Up=11.3dB
02-Mar     02:38:08     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=29999kbps     Up Rate=7200kbps     SNR Margin Down=12.8dB     Up=11.7dB
01-Mar     09:31:55     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32399kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=9.6dB     Up=10.2dB
01-Mar     09:19:52     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32399kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=9.9dB     Up=10.2dB
01-Mar     09:14:54     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32399kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=8.3dB     Up=10.6dB
01-Mar     08:49:39     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=27398kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=13.6dB     Up=9.9dB
01-Mar     08:31:37     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=26457kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=13.9dB     Up=10.3dB
01-Mar     08:29:36     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32399kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=7.3dB     Up=10.2dB
01-Mar     08:25:00     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=27053kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=3.1dB     Up=9.5dB
01-Mar     05:51:07     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=20977kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=14.9dB     Up=9.4dB
01-Mar     05:38:54     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32399kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=9.8dB     Up=10.6dB
01-Mar     05:37:47     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32399kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=6.1dB     Up=11.1dB
01-Mar     05:36:36     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32399kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=6.9dB     Up=11.1dB
01-Mar     05:31:30     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32399kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=9.8dB     Up=10.4dB
01-Mar     05:30:25     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32399kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=0.3dB     Up=11.0dB
01-Mar     05:28:53     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32399kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=7.3dB     Up=10.4dB
01-Mar     05:21:44     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=24387kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=5.8dB     Up=10.1dB
01-Mar     05:01:13     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=24134kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=4.6dB     Up=9.6dB
01-Mar     04:59:48     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32399kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=4.3dB     Up=11.2dB
01-Mar     04:58:35     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32399kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=6.9dB     Up=11.3dB
01-Mar     04:57:41     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32399kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=0.6dB     Up=11.1dB
01-Mar     03:22:56     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=32400kbps     Up Rate=8496kbps     SNR Margin Down=12.9dB     Up=10.4dB
28-Feb     20:16:44     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=9.8dB     Up=8.7dB
28-Feb     20:12:56     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=9.6dB     Up=8.8dB
28-Feb     20:12:03     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=33840kbps     Up Rate=9997kbps     SNR Margin Down=-4.4dB     Up=0.0dB
28-Feb     20:11:09     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=-2.2dB     Up=8.8dB
28-Feb     20:08:21     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=30942kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=8.9dB     Up=9.3dB
28-Feb     20:07:31     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=35527kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=-2.0dB     Up=9.1dB
28-Feb     20:05:47     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=9.4dB     Up=8.9dB
28-Feb     20:04:28     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=38311kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=6.1dB     Up=9.3dB
28-Feb     20:02:58     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=9.4dB     Up=7.9dB
28-Feb     20:01:07     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=35592kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=-4.5dB     Up=0.0dB
28-Feb     20:00:07     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=-1.0dB     Up=0.0dB
28-Feb     19:58:19     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=35897kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=5.5dB     Up=9.1dB
28-Feb     19:45:22     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=25506kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=5.3dB     Up=7.7dB
28-Feb     19:40:59     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=22008kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=6.0dB     Up=7.9dB
28-Feb     19:40:08     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=38239kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=-2.1dB     Up=9.0dB
28-Feb     19:39:17     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=37009kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=1.9dB     Up=8.6dB
28-Feb     19:37:40     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=9.4dB     Up=8.7dB
28-Feb     19:36:04     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=34068kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=-2.0dB     Up=9.3dB
28-Feb     19:35:12     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=35801kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=-1.1dB     Up=9.4dB
28-Feb     19:33:46     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=36300kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=6.1dB     Up=8.6dB
28-Feb     19:32:35     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=35546kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=6.2dB     Up=9.4dB
28-Feb     19:25:21     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=9.8dB     Up=8.8dB
28-Feb     19:16:37     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=8.0dB     Up=8.8dB
28-Feb     19:15:04     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=38814kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=7.1dB     Up=8.8dB
28-Feb     19:13:51     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=37980kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=4.6dB     Up=8.8dB
28-Feb     19:09:58     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=25986kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=5.5dB     Up=8.8dB
28-Feb     19:06:31     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=30854kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=12.3dB     Up=8.7dB
28-Feb     19:02:29     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=10.3dB     Up=8.8dB
23-Feb     11:59:17     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=7.4dB     Up=8.7dB
23-Feb     11:25:41     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=7.5dB     Up=9.0dB
19-Feb     02:49:00     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=10.4dB     Up=8.6dB
18-Feb     21:12:55     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=10.4dB     Up=8.9dB
17-Feb     01:02:22     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=39999kbps     Up Rate=9998kbps     SNR Margin Down=10.3dB     Up=8.6dB
16-Feb     11:37:51     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=43998kbps     Up Rate=10000kbps     SNR Margin Down=9.1dB     Up=9.0dB
16-Feb     11:36:27     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=38098kbps     Up Rate=10000kbps     SNR Margin Down=6.3dB     Up=9.6dB
16-Feb     11:35:22     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=40650kbps     Up Rate=10000kbps     SNR Margin Down=6.3dB     Up=9.5dB
16-Feb     11:33:00     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=31498kbps     Up Rate=10000kbps     SNR Margin Down=7.6dB     Up=9.7dB
16-Feb     11:29:52     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=35828kbps     Up Rate=10000kbps     SNR Margin Down=6.1dB     Up=9.7dB
16-Feb     11:24:14     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=31379kbps     Up Rate=10000kbps     SNR Margin Down=8.9dB     Up=9.6dB
16-Feb     11:23:19     DSL Link Up     Down Rate=35325kbps     Up Rate=10000kbps     SNR Margin Down=0.8dB     Up=9.7dB

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