I got a 50Mbits connection in Area 12 nearly 2 weeks ago. After a promising start, throughout this weekend I have, at best, 18Mbps and as little as 10Mbps using the ThinkBroadband speed checker. In it's single threaded download test I get 1-2Mbps!
Is this par for the course please? I would appreciate any comment on your experience, similar or otherwise.
If so, I'm going back to PlusNet ADSL as this was cheaper, consistently 10-12Mbps and more importantly, I was getting what I paid for.
Things have improved since I threw my proverbial toys out. TBB is now showing upwards of 40Mbps.
However, it got me to thinking what is the most consistent and reliable way to test. I tried the Which? tester but the server it uses keeps changing: London, Maidenhead and so on.
Then I found Speedtest.net and was able to choose which server to use. This reduces all the variables to a minimum if you can force it to use the same server again and again giving more meaningful back-to-back tests. Immediately it gave better results and TBB has recovered to similar levels.