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Broadband speed.


JackAllTog Plus
12 6.2k 58 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2010 9:38PM
Don't change, just complain.
going_digital says some great advice.
Note www.bt.com/infinity is comming very soon and is fast enough for internet TV. I'm waiting for this before i renew my contract.
lobsterboy Plus
17 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2010 9:44PM
I've been trapped in a Broadband nightmare for about two months.
My ISP - Claranet upgraded my broadband from a previously slow but dead reliable half MB.
After the upgrade, something weird happened:
Before 7pm it flew along quite happily at around 5mb
After 7pm it slowed down until by about 8:30 it would be running at 0.01mb

Everything on the exchanged pointed to a "copper line fault", so a BT engineer completely rewired the house (turns out we went to school together).
Various changes were made at the exchange, tests run..still no joy.

In the end I just gave up and bought a brand new router, suddenly the problem is fixed!
Strange
User_Removed 11 1.4k England
8 Dec 2010 9:48PM
Sounds like a sync speed issue that cleared when the new router was installed.
lobsterboy Plus
17 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2010 9:58PM

Quote:Sounds like a sync speed issue that cleared when the new router was installed.


Could be, my pet theory is that the router was to old to support ADSL2+ properly.
But why it only flipped out after 7pm I still can't figure.
User_Removed 11 1.4k England
8 Dec 2010 11:09PM
Mix in some BT genius with that theory and we're golden. Smile

- I just got informed today that BT is exempt from a so called collection of taxes that congregate into "fiber tax" where they (BT) get charged per customer on new fibre lines whereas everyone else is charged per KM laid + other expendatures.

After some calculations it boils down to BT having to pay about 7p per KM of new fiber, and other companies wanting to grow the network have to pay 750 + a % of bandwidth per KM.

So much for this " fair high speed fiber market"... I expect I will not get fiber anywhere near this village until hmmm 2030 unless the fiber tax is rearranged.
chris.maddock 19 3.7k United Kingdom
9 Dec 2010 5:57AM
Can you supply a source for that, Swwils?
JackAllTog Plus
12 6.2k 58 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2010 9:20AM
But does not BT get exempt as they actually install the fibre, and then wholesale access to other operators?
Though a tak per K/m does seem daft when connectivity is almost a human right in our society and remote villages etc still need connecting.
User_Removed 11 1.4k England
9 Dec 2010 11:10AM
Source is the news of fiber tax review scrap by the government.

A loose article based on the happenings is here:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/11/fibre_tax/
chris.maddock 19 3.7k United Kingdom
9 Dec 2010 11:21AM
Cheers mate

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