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charlienotman91
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Does rain affect speed?

It's 00:40, and normally the internet is no different to during the day (around 75mbps) but it's raining now, not paticularly heavily but constant and my connection is jittering quite a lot between 48mbps - 60mbps, is it normal for the rain to cause this kind of interference? or is it a sign of a fault somewhere along the line? 

Thanks,
Charlie

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Re: Does rain affect speed?

It should not make any difference if it is raining. It may be that the water is getting into a connection or cable junction somewhere. Might be worth reporting as a fault before it gets any worse.

 

I would report it as a telephone line fault, crackling on the line when wet, rather than a broadband fault because they will likely say there is no fault on the line because your speed is within acceptable limits.

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Re: Does rain affect speed?

rain should not have any afect on your connection, unless water is getting into the cabling somewhere, in which case yes it would definately affect it

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Re: Does rain affect speed?

Given that there are a growing number of street cabinets that are open to damage/vandalism, maybe not such a wild idea after all.

 

Compared [as Keith Beddoe once said], to the dry and secure BT exchanges that others rely on.............

AQ.
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