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  • Broadband fastest at 4am and slowest at 9pm
    by 28 at 9pm to 10 72Mb In some places the difference between 4am and 9pm can be as much as a 60 difference in average speed this is the case for Dudley where the average broadband speed at 4am is a very fast 31 81Mb but just 12 62Mb at 9pm in the evening There was exceptions to these results though with Stoke On Trent having the average broadband speed change by just 0 7 between 4am and 9pm showing they have a very consistent broadband speed The uSwitch com telecomes expert Julia Stent said This research shows the incredible strain that is placed on broadband when everyone logs on at the same time particularly in densely populated areas And the big rise in streaming and downloading be that films for our tablets or games for our smartphones means that striving to deliver consistent speeds will be a long hard slog for broadband providers It certainly explains why some people may never actually feel like their connection is as fast as the one promised by providers when they signed The obvious solution of setting your alarm at 4am to use the internet is far from practical Instead run an online speed test at home to check that you are getting the best possible service available in your area If you think you could do better consider shopping around for a new deal Filed under Broadband Speeds News Tags 4am fastest time to use broadband 9pm slowest time to use internet average broadband speed Broadband Speeds fastest time to use broadband Author Mark 12 37 pm Comments 0 No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URL Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2013/01/29/broadband-fastest-at-4am-and-slowest-at-9pm/ (2016-02-10)
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  • 4am fastest time to use broadband
    an average download speed of 14 83Mb at 4am with this average falling by 28 at 9pm to 10 72Mb In some places the difference between 4am and 9pm can be as much as a 60 difference in average speed this is the case for Dudley where the average broadband speed at 4am is a very fast 31 81Mb but just 12 62Mb at 9pm in the evening There was exceptions to these results though with Stoke On Trent having the average broadband speed change by just 0 7 between 4am and 9pm showing they have a very consistent broadband speed The uSwitch com telecomes expert Julia Stent said This research shows the incredible strain that is placed on broadband when everyone logs on at the same time particularly in densely populated areas And the big rise in streaming and downloading be that films for our tablets or games for our smartphones means that striving to deliver consistent speeds will be a long hard slog for broadband providers It certainly explains why some people may never actually feel like their connection is as fast as the one promised by providers when they signed The obvious solution of setting your alarm at 4am to use the internet is far from practical Instead run an online speed test at home to check that you are getting the best possible service available in your area If you think you could do better consider shopping around for a new deal Filed under Broadband Speeds News Tags 4am fastest time to use broadband 9pm slowest time to use internet average broadband speed Broadband Speeds fastest time to use broadband Author Mark 12 37 pm Comments 0 Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/4am-fastest-time-to-use-broadband/ (2016-02-10)
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  • average broadband speed
    rise in streaming and downloading be that films for our tablets or games for our smartphones means that striving to deliver consistent speeds will be a long hard slog for broadband providers It certainly explains why some people may never actually feel like their connection is as fast as the one promised by providers when they signed The obvious solution of setting your alarm at 4am to use the internet is far from practical Instead run an online speed test at home to check that you are getting the best possible service available in your area If you think you could do better consider shopping around for a new deal Filed under Broadband Speeds News Tags 4am fastest time to use broadband 9pm slowest time to use internet average broadband speed Broadband Speeds fastest time to use broadband Author Mark 12 37 pm Comments 0 August 3 2010 UK ranked 27th in World broadband speed The UK has come in at 27th position for the Worlds fastest broadband speeds The disappointing position has seen the UK fall back 4 places from 23rd to 27th in the 201 countries that are speed tested with the results published in Akamai s State Of The Internet report that was released earlier this week The results are for Quarter 1 of 2010 The average of the broadband speed test results found that we on average a broadband speed of 3 8Mb this is way behind the average of the leading countries with South Korea averaging 12Mb broadband connections More than this the list of top 100 cities based on average broadband speed didn t see any UK cities listed and there were only eight cities in Europe that made the list with Romania accounting for four of them Japan were the clear leaders here with over half of the positions with an impressive 53 cities listed in the top 100 The global average broadband speed was just 1 7Mb Last week we reported how Ofcom had done their own broadband speed test to find the average broadband speed in the UK of 5 2Mb so there is clearly some discrepancy between the two tests as to what our actual average broadband speed is Filed under Broadband Speeds News Tags Akamai average broadband speed broadband speed test State Of The Internet UK average broadband speeds Author Mark 9 14 am Comments 0 January 14 2010 UK way down list of fastest broadband nations The UK is positioned way down the list of broadband nations in the latest study of the worldwide broadband market We are positioned in a disappointing 26th in the league table of broadband speeds after research done by Akamai was published in their latest quarterly State of the Internet report for Q3 2009 Topping the list is South Korea who have an average broadband speed of 14 6Mb Japan 7 9Mb Hong Kong 7 6Mb Romania 6 2Mb Sweden 5 7Mb and Ireland 5 3Mb Looking down the list the USA comes

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/average-broadband-speed/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sky popularity causing slower Sky broadband speeds
    a high rate of new customer additions we are aware of capacity issues in a small number of exchanges We are working on adding new capacity to those exchanges as quickly as we can We apologise to all customers who have been impacted by this issue Sky broadband customers who were enticed to Sky because of their promise We ll never slow your unlimited broadband down even at peak times have in some cases found that their broadband speeds have plummeted during peak hours due to the capacity issues many of these customers will be feeling they have been mis sold and let down at the speeds they are connecting at Filed under Broadband Speeds News Tags Sky Broadband Sky broadband speed problems Sky popularity causing slower Sky broadband Author Mark 11 16 pm Comments 0 No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URL Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May 2014 April 2014

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2013/01/23/sky-popularity-causing-slower-sky-broadband-speeds/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sky broadband speed problems
    Following a combination of an underlining increase in network traffic as well as a high rate of new customer additions we are aware of capacity issues in a small number of exchanges We are working on adding new capacity to those exchanges as quickly as we can We apologise to all customers who have been impacted by this issue Sky broadband customers who were enticed to Sky because of their promise We ll never slow your unlimited broadband down even at peak times have in some cases found that their broadband speeds have plummeted during peak hours due to the capacity issues many of these customers will be feeling they have been mis sold and let down at the speeds they are connecting at Filed under Broadband Speeds News Tags Sky Broadband Sky broadband speed problems Sky popularity causing slower Sky broadband Author Mark 11 16 pm Comments 0 Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/sky-broadband-speed-problems/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Broadband speeds not as important as broadband availability
    to a poll of 2 000 people and 500 businesses on behalf of the Policy Exchange found that 64 of people think that good basic coverage of broadband for the whole country is more important than getting the very fastest speeds for some areas at the expense of others 79 think that every household should have access to the internet with 24 thinking that it is fair for people in remote areas to pay more The suggestion from The Policy Exchange is for the government to complete the roll out of superfast fibre broadband to 90 of the country by 2015 and have the universal 2Mb speeds available for the rest as minimum along with an accelerated rollout of 4G wireless internet After this they feel that money should then be used to focus on making sure that everyone has access and that they are able to make the best use of an internet connection Chris Yiu who wrote the report said Successive governments have been right to invest public money in basic broadband connectivity The government s current spending plans will extend fast broadband to the vast majority of people Any further public money should be spent on making sure we are putting this to good use It s far from clear that your taxes should help to pay for me to have an even faster connection There is no doubt that broadband both fixed and wireless makes a major contribution to the economy But the right person to decide how much speed your family or business needs is you not the government Filed under Broadband Speeds News Tags Broadband Speeds Broadband speeds not as important as broadband availability Government has too much focus on broadband speeds Author Mark 12 38 pm Comments 0 No Comments No comments yet

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2013/01/07/broadband-speeds-not-as-important-as-broadband-availability/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Broadband speeds not as important as broadband availability
    benefits and opportunities that are available to them by using the internet According to a poll of 2 000 people and 500 businesses on behalf of the Policy Exchange found that 64 of people think that good basic coverage of broadband for the whole country is more important than getting the very fastest speeds for some areas at the expense of others 79 think that every household should have access to the internet with 24 thinking that it is fair for people in remote areas to pay more The suggestion from The Policy Exchange is for the government to complete the roll out of superfast fibre broadband to 90 of the country by 2015 and have the universal 2Mb speeds available for the rest as minimum along with an accelerated rollout of 4G wireless internet After this they feel that money should then be used to focus on making sure that everyone has access and that they are able to make the best use of an internet connection Chris Yiu who wrote the report said Successive governments have been right to invest public money in basic broadband connectivity The government s current spending plans will extend fast broadband to the vast majority of people Any further public money should be spent on making sure we are putting this to good use It s far from clear that your taxes should help to pay for me to have an even faster connection There is no doubt that broadband both fixed and wireless makes a major contribution to the economy But the right person to decide how much speed your family or business needs is you not the government Filed under Broadband Speeds News Tags Broadband Speeds Broadband speeds not as important as broadband availability Government has too much focus on broadband

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/broadband-speeds-not-as-important-as-broadband-availability/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Broadband Speeds
    faster broadband speeds according got TalkTalk Broadband speeds of up to 4Mb are being lost from peoples internet connections for an estimated half a million homes in the UK due to bad internet set ups at home according to TalkTalk and as they point out with the average broadband speed in the UK at around 7 6Mb that is a big load that is being lost TalkTalk have their own Bright Spark engineers who are used to check out TalkTalk customers broadband connections when a customer feels they are not getting the most from their internet connection TalkTalk usually charge 50 for one of their Bright Spark engineers to make a visit to a home but those who run a broadband speed test on the TalkTalk website can qualify for a free visit from an engineer currently if the line is shown to have any errors The Bright Spark engineers have visited 25 000 homes and found the following common problems that would affect the broadband speed customers were receiving 31 poor wiring causing lost speed 20 needed routers set up or reconfigured 17 phone socket needed to be properly set up 14 ADSL broadband filter needing fitting 13 other problems such as customers not connecting routers to the master socket One of the Bright Spark engineers Dan Downham told Recombu You can lose anything up to 4 megabits per second of speed simply due to a poor in home set up When you consider that the average home gets a broadband speed of 7 6 megabits per second that s an awful lot of bandwidth going to waste People need to think of broadband in the same way as water and electricity It s a commodity that can go to waste if you re not careful The BBC iPlayer alone needs a broadband connection of 3 2Mb for it to deliver HD video these lost speeds through poor set up could be the difference between a user being able to stream video flawlessly and having buffers and delays Filed under Broadband Speeds Tags Poor internet set ups could be losing 4mb speed for 500000 people in the UK proper internet set up Slow broadband Slow broadband caused by bad broadband set ups up to 4mb being lost on broadband connection Author Mark 9 19 am Comments 0 May 17 2012 ISPs need to improve on telling customers estimate broadband speeds Estimated broadband speeds are still not being given to all new broadband customers according to a secret shopping survey done by Ofcom The secret shopping experience was done between mid December last year and January this year and it involved a total of 1 369 inquiries online and via telephone In 2008 a voluntary code was introduced that ISPs signed up for that said that the ISPs would inform customers of the likely broadband speed they would receive on their line before they signed up to help customers from feeling mis sold with the headline up to broadband speeds that were used in advertising in 2011 this code was strengthened further where the ISPs who have signed up have committed to give maximum speed estimates in the form of a range as early as practicable in the sales process In 59 of the telephone inquiries made during the secret shopping survey the estimated broadband speed was given to the customer without the caller needing to ask or prompt the provider with this rising to 93 when the caller asked for the estimated speed The speed given over the phone in 72 of cases was as between a range of speeds Karoo broadband were the best for providing this information with the speed offered up in 76 of cases Sky in 72 of cases and Plus net in 67 of cases On the other side of the scale we saw TalkTalk BT providing it in less than half of the cases Talktalk 47 and BT 48 without the caller needing to prompt them Both TalkTalk BT have spoken with Ofcom and are amending their staff training and sales procedures to rectify the situation which should hopefully see the estimated broadband speeds offered up earlier in the conversation Ofcom s Consumer Group Director Claudio Pollack said It is vital that as the choice of broadband services expands UK consumers get the best possible information when choosing a broadband provider Our mystery shopping shows that while consumer information about broadband speeds has improved in important areas there is still more to be done We are working with internet providers to improve information that consumers receive when they sign up to a new service and will continue to monitor this area closely The broadband speed customers receive can cause much confusion customers who have signed up to a broadband deal adverting up to certain speeds and then when they run a broadband speed test they find their actual speed is far below this this is why Ofcom brought in the voluntary code to help make sure customers were given more accurate estimates of the broadband speed they would receive before they signed up for a broadband deal Filed under Broadband Speeds Tags Advertising of broadband speeds Broadband speed advertising Broadband Speeds Author Mark 9 01 am Comments 0 May 15 2012 Study finds broadband speeds are on average 40 slower than advertised Broadband speeds in Britain are 42 slower than are advertised on average according to a survey done by The Guardian The Guardian newspaper ran a 3 day survey asking readers to fill out what broadband speed they were advertised to be on and what the actual broadband speed they received was by running a broadband speed test The results were that on average customers were paying for 12Mb broadband but receiving 7Mb a difference of 42 From the study they also found that Sky Customers appeared to be fairing the worst with an average of 12Mb broadband being paid for but just 4 8Mb on average being received a huge 60

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/category/broadband-speeds/page/2/ (2016-02-10)
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