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Good grief!! :unsure:

When I look at some of the speeds posted here, you would think I lived in some backward Third World country (possibly I do!). :blink:

Here in the UK, unless you are served by some small community local cable network (few and far between) or Virgin Cable (only in city areas) you have to rely on British Telecom's archaic attitude of serving up the telephone system via a network of the thinnest and cheapest copper cables up the oldest wood poles they can find.

The result is the best that can be achieved from a max of 8Mb/s is around 4-5Mb/s.


Yes, I knew it!! I do live in a Third World country after all.  :angry:

The UK comes 25th out of 66 countries when it comes to download speeds. Anyone thinking otherwise would do well to read this article from the BBC.


http://news.bbc.co.u...ogy/8282839.stm


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I just thought it could be interesting if we compared internet connections. If you want to post your speed in this thread, please post using http://www.speedtest.net/ and copy-pasting the forum link. Thanks.


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They upgraded the cables in the street. It nudged my downstream up a bit. Yay!
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Weird, I never posted a home test before. I just got cable today and disco DSL... which my router said I was getting 900K down. So here is my new test:

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Work test:
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http://www.speedtest...t/908812660.png

hi this is my speed

Edited by Cheitanya, 09 August 2010 - 01:03 PM.


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My bandwidth is so large that it can't be shown on a regular internet page. So I am the winner :whistle:
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My bandwidth is so large that it can't be shown on a regular internet page. So I am the winner :whistle:

It's not the size that matters, it's how you use it. ;)

Edited by GrofLuigi, 26 September 2010 - 04:36 PM.


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Upgraded to 100/10Mbps a while ago, just had a replacement (Netgear) cablemodem as the previous (Cisco) one appeared to fry itself last weekend.

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Weird how they correctly use "Mbps" on the site, but then switch to the horribly ambiguous "Mb/s" in the dynamically generated summary...

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University is around 20Mb/s, but the bandwidth is limited in some pages (like YouTube).

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Dug out alllll the way from the 2nd page of this forum, for tain as he struggles with his memory. :D

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Well I live in Canada so our internet just sucks LOL. I use sympatico as I live in a small town cable has just arrived here but its so poor its not worthwhile. I am on a old account the ultra one it is unlimited downloads you cant get that here anymore but I get 6 meg down and 64k up for 81 $ per month now that sucks LOL. But I remember dialup all to well so it helps to think what if I had dialup.

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