* Posts by Alan

1 post • joined 10 Oct 2007

ISP bosses told to get real on broadband speeds

Alan
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Use the availability checker !

There is some laws of physics stuff in here which non-techies might find difficult to swallow. Essentially the further from the exchange you are, the lower the speed you'll get.

The people at BT have provided a line-checker which gives you a much more accurate view, based on your phone number - check the link here: http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProducts/displayTopic.do?topicId=16738

This tells me I should get 2.5 (Megabits per second) - in fact I get nearer 4.

Perhaps the answer is for ISPs to point to their version of this link - that way you know before you sign up what you're likely to get.

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