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spottedhaggis
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What causes the different connection speeds?

My mum has BT.  She lives in a small town in the Scottish Borders, a town that does not even have a Bank in it.  It is ten miles from the nearest larger town and about 50 miles from the nearest city, but her connection shows an 80Mbps down and a 20 up, while I live in Kent County Town of Maidstone, which is pretty big, and has many banks, but I am stuck at a truly **bleep** 34Mbps down and 8 UP?

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CJT80
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Re: What causes the different connection speeds?

@spottedhaggis 

The main "issue" will be distance to the Fibre cabinet.  The longer the distance the slower the speed.  There are other factors such as crosstalk (other users taking fibre)

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Re: What causes the different connection speeds?

this graph shows how speed drops with distance from street cabinet

 

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