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I've noticed over the past month that my broadband connection is periodically very slow. I am supposed to have 2mb/s from Telewest Blueyonder Cable.

 

I stumbled upon this article in The Register and was fairly appalled. I decided to check my download speed, and the result was only 1mb/s. This is without any bandwidth-sucking programs such as Bittorrent or games open.

 

Has anyone else noticed something like this? I have complained to BY via their online form, but I doubt that will make a difference. Is there anything I can do, as this is surely false advertising?

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The 2mb package doesn't mean you will connect at 2mb, it's usually anything upto that..

 

I was with Telewest in my old house and we had a 4mb connection, never got near that speed..

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the speed depends on your connection, exchange and how far you are from the exchange

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IMO the title to this thread needs changing because it clearly has nothing to do with unlimited web access/download limits.

 

All download speeds will fluctuate during the day, whether they be via ADSL or cable ~ they are more likely to slow down at peak times.

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you will have 50 to 1 thingy/////so it depends how many is on

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Title changed to reflect the topic of the thread.

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The 2mb package doesn't mean you will connect at 2mb, it's usually anything upto that..

 

I was with Telewest in my old house and we had a 4mb connection, never got near that speed..

 

In the past I have consistently connected at 2mb/s. Downloads used to go at approx 250KB/S, now they do not.

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Is it unlimited? In my experience unlimited never means unlimited, there is always the small print fair usage policy, especially if you are a heavy downloader.

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It can be up and down. Usually during the day it's lightning fast, but does drop in the evening.

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Does anyone know of a website you can use to check your connection speed?

 

I need to check my Sky Broadband connection, which seems to be running much slower than it should be.

 

Cheers

 

:thumbsup:

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Does anyone know of a website you can use to check your connection speed?

 

adslguide (.org I think!)

 

make sure no other internet progs are running then click on the speed tester link on the left

 

you will need to make sure Java is installed

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