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Message 41 of 74 (586 Views)

Re: Broadband Speed: Discussion Thread


unisoft wrote:

 

Dover, Temple Ewell, River and Kearsney in Kent used to have excellent Virgin Media services with no slowdown during peak or off peak. It was a text book example of how VM should work for years. Thinkbroadband now also finally noticed this in speed tests

 


Temple Ewell.. I used to live there around 30 years ago, although I can't imagine where I lived getting cable as it was up a massive flight of steps.. Sorry Temple Ewell is quite a small space so I couldn't let a mention of it go Smiley Happy

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Message 42 of 74 (568 Views)

Re: Broadband Speed: Discussion Thread


stevedh2 wrote:

unisoft wrote:

 

Dover, Temple Ewell, River and Kearsney in Kent used to have excellent Virgin Media services with no slowdown during peak or off peak. It was a text book example of how VM should work for years. Thinkbroadband now also finally noticed this in speed tests

 


Temple Ewell.. I used to live there around 30 years ago, although I can't imagine where I lived getting cable as it was up a massive flight of steps.. Sorry Temple Ewell is quite a small space so I couldn't let a mention of it go Smiley Happy


It is, but it has bigger populations of Kearsney and River and Dover - and we are ALL affected by "something" to do with CMTS being River Delta/Motorola reported to be QOS throttling and incompatibility of the type used. I also think Folkestone has River Delta. Now that's a BIG area of people. And I am in detached house with the green cabinet across my road. Its a big cable subscriber area too as a lot of people don't like dishes round here, but its never had a traffic over utilisation issue in the past.

Being small as you put it, my subscription is not any smaller, and it used to work fine before this change was done so in my book its down to VM to flaming fix it. It was working brilliantly - used to be full rates peak or off-peak and this happened virtually overnight and since December 2016 been getting worse since.

 

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Message 43 of 74 (521 Views)

Re: sloooooow speeds at peak times

Looks like this issue is on Watchdog BBC1 tonight!
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Message 44 of 74 (513 Views)

Re: sloooooow speeds at peak times

Correction,

It was on last night Smiley Wink
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Re: sloooooow speeds at peak times

Crap I missed it lol any good?
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Message 46 of 74 (485 Views)

Re: sloooooow speeds at peak times

You can watch it yourself on iPlayer

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Message 47 of 74 (477 Views)

Re: sloooooow speeds at peak times

I used to watch Watchdog when Ann Robinson was on it, when it was a lot more serious.  I found the article relatively unimpressive and the programme has  been dumbed down. It looked like a lot of ranty people sat around ranting.  Obviously, they want fast speeds as advertised ehich may happen some of (but not all) the time.  Peak time is called peak time 'cause everyone is on it at the same time, so it's gonna be slower.  I'm on the 70Mb tier.

I did the tests below a few moments ago:

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and for some balance:

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/d/94accd9d-1644-4d53-8dbc-0db514d739a8







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Message 48 of 74 (465 Views)

Re: sloooooow speeds at peak times

[ Edited ]

"Peak time is called peak time 'cause everyone is on it at the same time, so it's gonna be slower."

--> that's exactly what VM/Liberty want you and everyone else affected by critical speed degradation to think!

If everyone took the same view there would be no need for public awareness programs/ connected organisations like Watchdog...Horizon...CISAS...OFCOM etc. There's a huge difference between an accepted 'tolerated' temporary reduction and the severe reductions we see time and time again here.

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Message 49 of 74 (421 Views)

Re: sloooooow speeds at peak times

Or indeed 24/7 slow download speeds, slower than what you can get from standard ADSL if you are on River Delta CMTS kit! 200 is anywhere from 1 to 6mbps on average..
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Message 50 of 74 (406 Views)

VM Broadband Speeds.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40504354

BBC Watchdog: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08xk11f/watchdog-series-38-episode-2 about 3 minutes in...




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